When I'm out on a photowalk, I always pick the same soundtrack. That is, quite simply, bird song, the wind in the trees, the rain pattering down, leaves crunching beneath my feet, trickling water, or whatever else nature is providing around me, as I wander through the countryside. For me this is all part of… Continue reading The Soundtrack To Photography
It's no secret I adore my old Pentax CCD DSLRs. Whether with vintage lenses like the Helios 44 series, and any number of Asahi Takumars, or modern marvels like the "Plastic Fantastic" SMC Pentax-DA 35mm f/2.4, they give me an enormous amount of pleasure, both in use, and in the final (unprocessed, crucially) image. But… Continue reading Extremely Small And Rather Wide
A major lure of photography for me is that it allows me to wander through fields, woodlands and ancient churchyards, whilst barely seeing another soul. The experience of hunting for compositions I find beautiful is a very personal, solitary, and perhaps near spiritual experience. This is why the thought of street photography - or even… Continue reading The Lone Photographer
One of the best film photography tips I've read is to shoot red, as it nearly always looks good. I wrote more about this a couple of years back, with a sample of some of my own favourite red shots. With digital, just as powerful a tip in my experience is DON'T shoot red. Most… Continue reading Don’t Shoot Red!