Defining A New Normal In Photography

We generally define what's normal by what we do most often. Three years ago, for me a normal photowalk involved loading up one of my Contax film cameras plus an M42 lens with colour Fuji Superia 100 film, and photographing flowers, decaying doors and rusting gates. Today, normal is using a digital compact like my… Continue reading Defining A New Normal In Photography

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

The Endless Allure Of The Interchangeable Lens

There's something I find very comforting about a camera with a fixed lens. Though some might think of these cameras as too limiting because you're "stuck" with just one lens, for me the removal of another layer of decisions to make is refreshing.  We've talked at length before about simplifying the photography practice by pursuing… Continue reading The Endless Allure Of The Interchangeable Lens

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

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)