One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30

Through January to March I used just one camera each month. Digital compacts from Canon, Fuji and Panasonic ably navigated me through my chosen One Month, One Camera project for 2019. The benefits were very satisfying, not least of all because I eliminated the painful debate before each photowalk about which camera to take. With only… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (I) – Pentax K30

Storage May Be Cheap But Is It Ruining Your Photography?

A phrase commonly heard around photography sites is "storage is cheap". Five or 10 or 20 years ago, storing your digital images (either from digital cameras, or digital scans of film negatives) needed much greater investment, whether for the memory cards in digital cameras, or the hard drives or cloud storage you used to back… Continue reading Storage May Be Cheap But Is It Ruining Your Photography?

A Mighty Punch With Tiny Fists – Canon Digital IXUS i Versus Sony Cyber-shot DSC-L1

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

Finding Photography Happiness – It’s Not About The Numbers

A book I'm reading about parenting talks about TV ads, and how we might approach them with children. Essentially the author suggests we gently show our kids how the ad is designed to sell us a product, and we should not take it too seriously. In fact he suggests we turn ad watching into various… Continue reading Finding Photography Happiness – It’s Not About The Numbers

The Four Greatest Cameras In The History Of The Known Universe*

So here they are, my beloved Gang Of Four, the greatest cameras in the history of the universe.* (*Where "The Known Universe" means the extent of cameras I have actually used in the last decade so can form a reasoned, yet entirely subjective opinion about, and excludes the 17 million I haven't.) I'm not going… Continue reading The Four Greatest Cameras In The History Of The Known Universe*