First To 10 – The Classy Compact Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

Most of us have associations with brands from our childhoods, especially those that are no longer around (or as visible). For me, when I hear "Casio" I think of pocket scientific calculators in folding vinyl wallets, maths exams where I couldn't tap my fingers fast enough on my trusty Casio FX to crunch numbers in… Continue reading First To 10 – The Classy Compact Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

August’s Indifference, And A Final Flourish?

Coming off July's month of using just one camera again (this time my Samsung GX-1S), I thought for August I would slacken the reigns a little and use whatever camera I fancied. It hasn't quite worked out like that. In fact it has really worked on the photography front at all. I started with my… Continue reading August’s Indifference, And A Final Flourish?

How I Stop My Head Exploding – Narrowing The Photography Obsession

The world is a vast place. It's impossible for any one person to follow any more than a tiny fraction of the subjects, developments and information that's constantly changing. The same reasoning applies even once we choose a single topic. Let's say, photography, for example. The number of styles of photography, equipment available, and even… Continue reading How I Stop My Head Exploding – Narrowing The Photography Obsession

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?