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?

The Grain Game – How Much Is Too Much?

How much grain do you like in your photos? By grain, here I'm referring to both the grain in film photographs, and the noise in digital photographs. I'll use "grain" to cover both, and this post is not about the differences between the two, or the precise definition of "grain". Grain in colour photos is… Continue reading The Grain Game – How Much Is Too Much?

Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)

I love cheap photography. As I've written about previously, a very capable, light and compact 35mm SLR (say a late Canon EOS) plus a quite lovely M42 lens (say a Takumar 55/2) might still give you change from £30 or even less. But buying and developing film is likely to cost £5 a roll minimum.… Continue reading Six Ways To Enjoy A Year Of Photography For £1 A Month (Or Less)

One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (III) Summary (Or Why Camera Chemistry Is More Important Than Tech Specs)

Online dating sites are more popular than ever. On paper it makes huge sense to meet up with people who are already compatible with you in a number of important ways, rather than take pot luck with a random stranger. But however wonderful a potential partner might sound in their profile, there has to be… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (III) Summary (Or Why Camera Chemistry Is More Important Than Tech Specs)