Shooting Square Photographs – Avoiding The Obvious

In a recent post we talked about square photographs, and I mentioned I'd be exploring them more in the coming days and weeks. Which I have been. Something that's I'm finding interesting with squares, is trying to find compositions that aren't the obvious ones.¬† With 1:1, often I'm drawn to shapes and compositions that naturally… Continue reading Shooting Square Photographs – Avoiding The Obvious

Why 4:3 Has Succeeded 3:2 As My Favoured Aspect Ratio

Shooting 35mm for five years, naturally my favoured aspect ratio was the 36mm x 24mm of a frame of film, ie 3:2. When I starting shooting more digital photographs than film, I followed this ratio through, with cameras like my Pentax K10D and Ricoh GRD III, because I was so used to composing in these… Continue reading Why 4:3 Has Succeeded 3:2 As My Favoured Aspect Ratio

The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

This is the latest post in my ongoing quest for colour¬†where, having been happy with my black and white output for some time, I'm trying to find similar satisfaction with colour images. Last time I experimented with my little Pentax Q and its "Vintage Colour" settings, after realising that I didn't want to make colour… Continue reading The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

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)