So this year I've chosen a project to guide my photography - One Month, One Camera. The premise is very simple - use just one camera each month, something I've only managed to do once since discovering film in 2012. As January ends, here are my thoughts on how the first challenge of 2019 has… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (III) – Summary
For the majority of photowalks over the last couple of years I've shot mostly in black and white. Partly this is because I've just enjoyed it more and been more in that kind of mood, partly because I find it easier (fewer variables means fewer decisions to make!) and partly because I haven't until very… Continue reading Why (And When) I Choose To Photograph In Black And White – A Comparison
For some years I’ve been looking for a digital camera that can deliver colour images that I love straight out of camera. First, a quick recap of how this desire came about. From around 2006 to 2011 I only used camera phones (mostly Sony) and didn't think much about colour. Back then post processing was completely unknown… Continue reading Beautiful Colour Photography Straight Out Of Camera – Is It Possible?
The last time I used colour consistently was last summer with my Pentax K10D, approaching a year ago now. Since then, I've enjoyed an extended mono phase, partly because I just love the simplicity of black and white, and partly because I haven't really found a consistent way of making colour photographs I like. I've… Continue reading Unexpected Pleasures In Technicolour
Many camera websites and blogs rave electric about the natural colour rending of a camera, lens or film, as if it's the holy grail of colour photography. But is it? I'll admit there are times when I've sought a look and a colour palette that has seemed natural, yet also somehow enhanced what I saw… Continue reading Who Wants Natural Colours Anyway?