One of the best film photography tips I've read is to shoot red, as it nearly always looks good. I wrote more about this a couple of years back, with a sample of some of my own favourite red shots. With digital, just as powerful a tip in my experience is DON'T shoot red. Most… Continue reading Don’t Shoot Red!
Not wanting to be too much of a slave to the upgrade parade with anything, nonetheless I do have to succumb to planned obsolescence periodically, or my devices become more irritating than enabling. My last couple of phones (an iPhone 5C then Sony Xperia) managed about three years each. The latter reached the point where… Continue reading Discovering The Real Me (6 Pro)
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
Back in 2017 I discovered a game changing digital camera, the Pentax K10D. Its colour output, plus general handling and pleasure to use, meant I never looked back at the very capable and adaptable, but ultimately soulless (in body, and in the final image) Sony NEX 3N I had on heavy rotation with manual lenses… Continue reading You Can’t Go Home Again, Can You? The Samsung GX-1S Returns
What is it about having something new that gives us fresh impetus and inspiration? With cameras, aside from those built into phones, I think I've only ever bought one brand new, a Nikon Coolpix back in 2011. This was a breakthrough purchase for me, being my first "proper" camera, after years of Sony Cyber-shot phones.… Continue reading The Allure Of The New (Not So New, Old, And Positively Ancient)