When I had my first car, a Vauxhall Nova, I had my life up to at least the age of 30 carefully mapped out by which cars I would own. The rather feeble 1.2 litre engine of my little Nova would be upgraded to the sportier 1.3 SR, then the 1.6 GTE, through three VW… Continue reading A Life Story In Cameras
There's no question in my mind that a camera can be an instrument of beauty. But what this means can vary, depending on the camera. Broadly speaking, I've realised I've found cameras fall into one of two categories of "instruments of beauty" (or of course they're not interesting or enjoyable enough to be in either).… Continue reading Cameras – Instruments Of Beauty
Over the last eight years or so I've had one or two different lenses and cameras. Those that remain I'm very happy with. But sometimes I think about others I had and enjoyed, but then donated or sold on, regretting that decision later on. In fact sometimes the regret was so great I sought out… Continue reading The Ones That Got Away
Periodically I realise I have too much photography gear. My main cluster of cameras starts creeping on to additional bookshelves. A shoebox or two (or three!) is hidden under the baby's cot with cameras I've not looked at in months. I start finding it awkward removing a camera from a shelf, precariously weaving through the… Continue reading To Those Remaining… (My Camera Inventory July 2020)
Before I reset my Flickr photostream a couple of years back, I had something approaching 5000 photos there. To my eternal chagrin, the one with most views by far was a picture of a handful of 80s compact film cameras. A sequel picture to that one is my second most viewed, and some 17 of… Continue reading Photographs Of Cameras And Lenses – Why Are They So Popular?