The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

My first DSLR was a used 2009 Pentax K-x, in 2014. At this point I'd already been shooting film SLRs a couple of years and had fallen for a number of vintage manual aperture, manual focus lenses, like the peerless Takumars, and the Helios 44 series. In researching DSLRs, I was delighted to discover that… Continue reading The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

Digital Photography – What First Attracted You?

So before we talked about what first attracted us to film photography. This time, it's the turn of digital photography.  My first digital camera (phone) was a Motorola Razr V3i, though I don't really recall making many photos with it, and don't have any saved in my archives. The first camera I remember using with… Continue reading Digital Photography – What First Attracted You?

The Two Bit Camera Toy Box

My cameras broadly fall into two sets. The surefire classics I love and use regularly, like my Ricoh GRD III, Lumix LX3, Pentax Q, Pentax K100D and Pentax K-m. Then, a shoebox with cameras I've yet to try, usually bought very cheaply. The Sony Cyber-shot P51 I talked about recently is one such camera. Given… Continue reading The Two Bit Camera Toy Box

The 99p Digital Camera Club

As we've spoken about before, the sheer affordability and availability of used cameras makes it difficult to resist picking up "just one more" for the collection. In recent times I've restrained my spending far more than in years gone by, but I'm still drawn in once in a while. A couple of months back, I… Continue reading The 99p Digital Camera Club

How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter

In recent years I've simplified my photography, not least of all in how I process photographs I make.  In the past I shot RAW with a DSLR and processed using custom presets in LightRoom. This became too time consuming and complex, and I evolved to using Hipstamatic, with an iPhone and iPad. The Hipstamatic approach… Continue reading How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter