Being a sucker for a tiny compact camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1 has retained a fond place in my handful of cameras since I bought it in June 2018. First launched in 2004, it features a 4MB CCD sensor paired with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 32-96mm lens, starting at f/2.8. I love that despite this… Continue reading A Mighty Punch With Tiny Fists – Canon Digital IXUS i Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1
One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (III) – Summary
So this year I've chosen a project to guide my photography - One Month, One Camera. The premise is very simple - use just one camera each month, something I've only managed to do once since discovering film in 2012. As January ends, here are my thoughts on how the first challenge of 2019 has… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (III) – Summary
Beautiful Colour Photography Straight Out Of Camera – Is It Possible?
For some years I’ve been looking for a digital camera that can deliver colour images that I love straight out of camera. First, a quick recap of how this desire came about. From around 2006 to 2011 I only used camera phones (mostly Sony) and didn't think much about colour. Back then post processing was completely unknown… Continue reading Beautiful Colour Photography Straight Out Of Camera – Is It Possible?
Accidental Myth Busting Photography Experiments
Out today with my Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS - which you may recall is the first digital compact classic I've chosen for my One Month, One Camera project - I discovered by accident a way to improve the pictures further. After initial experiments with the IXUS, I had settled on two shooting modes, one… Continue reading Accidental Myth Busting Photography Experiments
One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (I)
I recently introduced the one month, one camera project I'm trying this year. In short, the plan is to use only one camera each month, to become (even) more familiar with it, and hopefully to eek the best out of it. Whilst this isn't necessarily the plan for every month, for January I'm going with… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – January 2019 (I)