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?

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 Last Roll Of Film

As you probably know, these days I enjoy making photographs with cameras from the golden age of the digital camera.  But from 2012-2017 I shot extensively on film too, mostly 35mm, but a fair amount of medium format with my Holga 120N too. The reasons I stopped shooting film in early 2017 are multiple.  Near… Continue reading The Last Roll Of Film