How To Find Three Useful Prime Lenses Buried In a Crazy 10x Zoom Lens

For March in my One Month, One Camera project I've chosen the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2, a camera designed for travel (TZ = Travel Zoom). This means it's pretty small and pocketable, but also that the zoom goes from a fairly wide 28mm up to 10x that, 280mm. For my needs, about 80% of this optical… Continue reading How To Find Three Useful Prime Lenses Buried In a Crazy 10x Zoom Lens

One Month, One Camera – March 2019 (I)

And so I enter the third month of my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project for this year. To see previous posts in the project, head here. The premise is very simple - use just one camera for a whole month. Perhaps easy for some, but as hundreds of cameras have passed through my hands… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – March 2019 (I)

Remembering Your Never Ever Camera

We recently talked about finding our "Forever Camera", the one we could settle on for the rest of our photography days. But what about your "Never Ever Camera", the most awkward, clunky, frustrating and disappointing camera you've ever used? The one you couldn't wait to see the back of and would never ever touch again… Continue reading Remembering Your Never Ever Camera

Finding Your Forever Camera

There's an expression amongst house hunters - "finding our forever home" - which means finding the property you plan to spend the rest of your life in. But how does this apply to us photographers? Is there such thing as a "Forever Camera"? Personally I can name a handful of digital cameras I could happily… Continue reading Finding Your Forever Camera

Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?

How much of the character of your final photographs should be down to how you've manipulated them, and how much down to the unique personality of the camera and lens you're using? After I'd been shooting film for a while, I realised that once I'd found my favourite few film emulsions, it didn't make a… Continue reading Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?