Why Photograph In Black And White?

One of the fundamental choices we make as photographers is whether to shoot in colour or black and white. In the film days of course, this was determined by the film loaded in the camera. We couldn't simply switch between colour and b/w, shot by shot. With digital, we can make this choice every time… Continue reading Why Photograph In Black And White?

My Favourite Summer Cameras

Over the last few years, I've noticed a definite seasonal pattern in the cameras I use, and the type of photographs they encourage. Broadly speaking, over the late autumn, winter and early spring, I favour digital compacts like my Ricoh GRD III and Lumix LX3, and their high contrast monochrome settings. Come late spring, there's… Continue reading My Favourite Summer Cameras

Shooting Colour Monochromes

For more of the year than not, I favour shooting in black and white, usually with a fairly high contrast set up that gives me bright whites and deep inky blacks. Then at some point during spring, I typically shift back to colour photography, unable to resist the delicious colours of nature's rebirth any longer.… Continue reading Shooting Colour Monochromes

The Colour Quest (X) – Cracking The K-30

Whilst finding cameras that make b/w images I love straight out of camera has not been too hard - and virtually all other cameras I've used can produce something pleasing after a quick run through one of my Snapseed presets - colour photography has proved far more challenging. This is the latest post in an… Continue reading The Colour Quest (X) – Cracking The K-30

The Colour Quest (IX) – The Colour Is The Composition

This year I've been on a quest to explore colour again, after nearly two years of shooting b/w almost exclusively.  You can read the other colour quest posts in the series so far here. The last two Colour Quest posts have been about how I've rediscovered the delights of a CCD sensor, in this instance… Continue reading The Colour Quest (IX) – The Colour Is The Composition