What An iPad Does Best For Photographers (And Where It Fails Dismally)

As a MacBook (and previously PowerBook) user for around 17 years now, naturally I was very curious when Apple first released the iPad in 2010, and how it might complement and perhaps ultimately replace my laptop. These days I don't use my MacBook for as much as I used to.  There's no music composition (or… Continue reading What An iPad Does Best For Photographers (And Where It Fails Dismally)

One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (II) – Ricoh GR Digital III – Lost For Words?

This month in my One Month One Camera project I've returned to an old favourite, the Ricoh GR Digital III. Despite being one of the more expensive used cameras I've bought (around £150 in 2018), it's more than earned its keep. In fact I enjoy using the GRD III so much, I feel like there's… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (II) – Ricoh GR Digital III – Lost For Words?

The 3 Steps To Finding Photography’s Secret Spell

These days the world is saturated with advertising. Common to all of it, is some kind of promise to make your life better. Often this is wrapped up in such enticing and seductive language and imagery, that you'd think those offering the product or service were real life magicians, capable of conjuring up benefits for… Continue reading The 3 Steps To Finding Photography’s Secret Spell

How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter

In recent years I've simplified my photography, not least of all in how I process photographs I make.  In the past I shot RAW with a DSLR and processed using custom presets in LightRoom. This became too time consuming and complex, and I evolved to using Hipstamatic, with an iPhone and iPad. The Hipstamatic approach… Continue reading How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter

The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister

Whilst I've tried a fair few cameras over the last eight years or so (I'd guess over 200, film and digital combined), there haven't been many that I've absolutely hated. Partly because I tend to like to do my research first, and buy something that has a decent reputation. And partly because on some level… Continue reading The Irresistible Allure Of The Older Sister