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

The Expectation Trap And How To Stop It Ruining Your Photography (Or Anything Else)

When I started shooting film with a Holga 120N, the film and processing costs were considerable, so I expected to have a high hit rate, ie the number of photographs that I was happy with, proud of and wanted to share. This didn't happen. It's unrealistic to expect such a primitive, and often unpredictable camera,… Continue reading The Expectation Trap And How To Stop It Ruining Your Photography (Or Anything Else)

How I Use Snapseed To Simply Process Black And White Photos In 13 Seconds

A year ago I used LightRoom to process RAW photographs captured with my Pentax K10D DSLR. This evolved. Six months ago my preferred workflow was using my iPad or iPhone and Hipstamatic to process JPEG photographs made with my digital compacts. Now, the act has evolved further still, and I use my Sony Xperia Android… Continue reading How I Use Snapseed To Simply Process Black And White Photos In 13 Seconds

The Delights Of Double Exposure

Double exposures (where one frame contains two images overlaid) have been a feature of my photography journey for the last six years or so. Have you tried them? Here's how I got into them and why I still enjoy them. My first film camera was a Holga 120N, which despite its extreme simplicity, needed a… Continue reading The Delights Of Double Exposure

Decision Fatigue (And How I’m Escaping)

A journalist interviewing a famous world leader asked "Why do you wear virtually the same suit every day?" Their response, to paraphrase, was "When you have as many important decisions to make as I do in a day, you do all you can to eliminate all the trivial ones." When I was shooting a dozen… Continue reading Decision Fatigue (And How I’m Escaping)