Making The Mods That Make It Mine

As I'm sure you've found too, whether we're talking bikes or cameras, no single one is perfect in every aspect. Yes, some will come very close, with "imperfections" so minor that on a day to day basis they become all but invisible. But even then, a camera or bike that is close to perfect for… Continue reading Making The Mods That Make It Mine

The (Un)Importance Of Making 10,000 Photographs And Cycling 10,000 Miles

In recent years, 10,000 has been quoted by various sources as being some kind of magical number.  In Malcolm Gladwell's intriguing book Outliers, he gathers evidence to suggest that 10,000 hours of dedicated practice is the minimum one needs to begin to master their chosen craft, whatever that may be. Thomas Edison, inventor of the… Continue reading The (Un)Importance Of Making 10,000 Photographs And Cycling 10,000 Miles

How To Make Black And White Film Photographs On A Shoestring Budget

Unless you develop and scan black and white film yourself, the costs can be high, and unfortunately put the format out of reach for many of us. But what if there was a far more affordable way to make b/w photographs?  When I started film photography with a Holga 120N, everything was unknown, it was… Continue reading How To Make Black And White Film Photographs On A Shoestring Budget

Photography Goals – How To Not Set Any But Achieve What You Wanted Anyway

Yesterday by accident I came across a post I wrote back in early January about not making any photography goals for the new year, instead using an alternative approach called More or Less Lists. So I thought it would be useful to review what I did and how it’s worked so far. It turns out… Continue reading Photography Goals – How To Not Set Any But Achieve What You Wanted Anyway

Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When

My Sundays Unplugged experiments have enlightened me no end. One of the most valuable lessons I've absorbed is that when I unplug is not so important. Staying offline a whole day - or indeed the whole weekend - just for the sake of it, doesn't offer unlimited benefits with no downsides. Far more influential is… Continue reading Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When