Many of us are caught in the cycle of buying "just one more" camera or bicycle, insisting to ourselves (as everyone else has long since got bored of the same old broken record and stopped listening) that this will finally be the dream machine, the one we'll settle on for good. But there is no… Continue reading The Most Powerful Question To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Your Next Camera Or Bike
Going from one camera to over 51 in a couple years, and now currently back down to about ten, with much relief I've finally discovered the formula for the perfect number (PN) of cameras to own. PN = n + 1 (where n is the number of cameras you currently own) Now having read first… Continue reading The Perfect Number Of Cameras To Own Is..
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
In my experiences with cameras over the last five or six years, I've discovered an inverse relationship with how many functions, features and buttons a camera has, and how much I've enjoyed using it. In other words, the simpler the set up, the more joy I've found. Once all the decisions about settings are out… Continue reading Simplicity Feeds The Flow – In Praise Of Point And Shoot Cameras And Single Speed Bicycles
In the midst of studying at university, I remember asking a psychotherapist friend this question - Can a Buddhist own a PlayStation? At the time I was torn between the allure of technology like consoles, computers, hi-fi and so on, and the desire to leave everything behind and live incredibly simply - perhaps even monk-like -… Continue reading Stepping Away From The Window