The Vintage Allure – Or Why I Love Cameras And Other Objects Older Than Me

My first few years of photography involved just the phone camera in my pocket. Then a Nikon Coolpix digital compact when I started learning about aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and wanted a little more control than my Sony Cyber-shot phones of the day could give. In June 2012, I received a Holga… Continue reading The Vintage Allure – Or Why I Love Cameras And Other Objects Older Than Me

Camera Collecting – Does The Puzzle Fit The Pieces, Or The Pieces Fit The Puzzle?

My oldest son and I are working, rather slowly, on a 1000 piece Marvel jigsaw puzzle. Our approaches are a little different, which surprised me. Whereas I will generally pick up a piece of puzzle, then look at the picture and try to figure out where it goes, my son more often looks at the… Continue reading Camera Collecting – Does The Puzzle Fit The Pieces, Or The Pieces Fit The Puzzle?

Embracing The Winter Lover

For the best part of six months I've used only one camera, aside from the phone camera that's always with me. That camera is the Panasonic Lumix FZ38. In many ways it's my photography end game, my soul mate, the ideal balance between the handling and image quality of a DSLR, and the compact size,… Continue reading Embracing The Winter Lover

How To Tag Blog Posts To Find Them Easily

One of the most interesting and endearing features of blogging for me, is how you can build a body of work, and as well as see it in the straightforward chronological order that a blog structure provides, make more direct links between posts on similar topics. Like a spider weaving webs between the old beams… Continue reading How To Tag Blog Posts To Find Them Easily

Shooting Black And White With The Realme 6 Pro

The other day I wrote about my new smart phone, the Realme 6 Pro, and my initial thoughts on its camera and photographic capabilities. You also probably know I don't much like post processing. Despite it being spring round our way, and flowers blooming in abundance, my photography head is still in black and white… Continue reading Shooting Black And White With The Realme 6 Pro