Unexpected Pleasures In Technicolour

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

DIY Creative Camera Mods And The Unlikely Rise Of The Lumix LX3

So I spoke the other day about my Panasonic Lumix LX3 and how it was amazing in so many ways, but for three flaws, in my eyes. First, the handling. The front grip is too narrow and the wrong shape and the rear thumb rest is tiny, virtually gripless and too close to nearby buttons/switches.… Continue reading DIY Creative Camera Mods And The Unlikely Rise Of The Lumix LX3

Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Review

This is part three of my 4MP digital classics experiment. With 36MP digital cameras widely available, and even smartphones offering 19MP plus, the manufacturers try to tell us the more MP, the better your photography will be. But after coming to love a small collection of classic digital cameras in the last year or so, mostly around… Continue reading Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 3 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Review

Who Wants Natural Colours Anyway?

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?

Endearingly Awkward – Seeking Beauty With A Flawed Humble 4MP Digital Camera

This post began as a second impressions review of the 2001 4MP Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom I recently bought. But what evolved, was a wider exploration of how all cameras are flawed in some way, and how we choose to embrace those flaws can ultimately result in the camera being far more endearing than a… Continue reading Endearingly Awkward – Seeking Beauty With A Flawed Humble 4MP Digital Camera