Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?

How much of the character of your final photographs should be down to how you've manipulated them, and how much down to the unique personality of the camera and lens you're using? After I'd been shooting film for a while, I realised that once I'd found my favourite few film emulsions, it didn't make a… Continue reading Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?

Why (And When) I Choose To Photograph In Black And White – A Comparison

For the majority of photowalks over the last couple of years I've shot mostly in black and white. Partly this is because I've just enjoyed it more and been more in that kind of mood, partly because I find it easier (fewer variables means fewer decisions to make!) and partly because I haven't until very… Continue reading Why (And When) I Choose To Photograph In Black And White – A Comparison

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?

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

Who Wants Natural Colours Anyway?

Many camera websites and blogs rave electric about the natural colour rending of a camera, lens or film, as if it's the holy grail of colour photography. But is it? I'll admit there are times when I've sought a look and a colour palette that has seemed natural, yet also somehow enhanced what I saw… Continue reading Who Wants Natural Colours Anyway?