From around mid-2012 to mid-2020, I had a great thirst for new (to me, but old) cameras. This desire certainly dropped off in latter years, as I stopped shooting film (mid-2017) and then realised further that once you've discovered even a couple of digital cameras you love, there's little point in keep trying out more… Continue reading The Camera That Killed My Curiosity
There are two routes to go with photography, especially when you're nearer the beginner end. The first is to get a camera, try it for a little while, then conclude it's not for you, sell it, and get a different one instead. This is probably fine once or twice, but if it starts to become… Continue reading The Myth Of The Perfect Camera (Why Familiarity Beats Compatibility)
In my late teens and early 20s, being a young man trying to find his way in the world, I was hugely interested in music, and books. More than that, I was, unconsciously at first, building a collection of books and CDs that I felt defined the person I was, what interested me, moved me,… Continue reading What Does Your Camera Collection Say About You?
It's no secret I've used more than a few cameras in the last seven or eight years, both film and digital. Over this period, I've developed an early litmus test for whether a camera is worth keeping to explore further. I call it The Yes Shot. Now, this is purely related to the pictures I… Continue reading The Yes Shot
For the last few years I've wondered why, despite having found an excellent core arsenal of cameras, I still get something different, something extra, from using a camera that's new to me. I feel I should be entirely happy with cameras I love like the Pentax K100D for colour, and the Ricoh GRD III for… Continue reading Photography With A Point To Prove