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

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?

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

The Glorious Golden Age Of The Digital Camera

Always one to notice and indeed seek out patterns, I've found significant similarities with the small collection of cameras I've come to settle on, after years of exploring hundreds. Here are the main ones - - They're digital. - They use a CCD sensor, between 6 and 10MP. - They were made between 2003 and… Continue reading The Glorious Golden Age Of The Digital Camera