Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

Returning to using a DSLR for July, one of the main reasons was to enjoy composing and focusing with a viewfinder (VF) again, after almost two years of predominantly using digital cameras with Live View (LV) screens. It's reminded me why I love - and hate - using a VF! Here are the reasons -… Continue reading Why I Love And Hate DSLR Viewfinders In Equal Measure

Blog Stats – Should We Pay Them Any Attention At All?

A disclaimer right from the outset - I'm a bit of a stats geek. Numbers, tables, graphs, trends, I lap them up. More importantly, I love how they can show patterns and changes over time, and give us useful feedback about what's going on, and how we can improve what we're doing. For WordPress bloggers,… Continue reading Blog Stats – Should We Pay Them Any Attention At All?

Who Cares Which Camera Made The Photograph?

When I was heavily into film, and using a number of cameras, lenses and film emulsions, I would tag religiously by each on Flickr, as well as having an album for each.  This helped me sort the wheat from the chaff and hone down (eventually) to my favourites. Having the tags and albums to search… Continue reading Who Cares Which Camera Made The Photograph?

The Colour Quest (VIII) – The Colour Keeps On Coming

This year I've been exploring colour photography, after struggling in the past to find a colour set up that I'm anything like as happy with as the b/w images made with a number of cameras. The story so far can be read here. Perhaps most important was the last chapter, where my recent acquisition of… Continue reading The Colour Quest (VIII) – The Colour Keeps On Coming

In Praise Of Zoom Lenses (When Primes Let You Down)

With interchangeable lens cameras, the majority of the time I use a prime lens. My reasons are myriad - The simplicity of one focal length. The generally better and more consistent image quality, and knowing it can be relied upon. The more often than not faster maximum aperture, giving more options for low light and… Continue reading In Praise Of Zoom Lenses (When Primes Let You Down)