One Month One Camera – July 2020 (III) – The Perfect Balance?

For July I embarked on another chapter of my ongoing One Month One Camera (OMOC) project.  You can read the original premise here, or see all OMOC posts here. This time around I used my Samsung GX-1S, a Pentax K mount DSLR from 2006 with a 6MP sensor and nothing more than the essentials, not… Continue reading One Month One Camera – July 2020 (III) – The Perfect Balance?

A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

It's fair to say that, in the full flow of using DSLRs with vintage manual lenses, bokeh is a prominent feature in my photographs.  In fact, the out of focus background is often of greater importance to me than the subject in focus. When I think of bokeh, the first lens that comes to mind… Continue reading A Bokeh Dream Set Up For Less Than £50

Camera Design – The Difference That Makes The Difference

Once you've been photographing a while and have settled on a narrower path of obsession, the differences between the few cameras you use become less. But in some ways this makes them even more prominent. I've been shooting mostly with my Pentax K-30 for the couple of months, and now I've settled on colour and… Continue reading Camera Design – The Difference That Makes The Difference

One Month One Camera – July 2020 (I) – Samsung GX-1S

The last three months I've relaxed my One Month One Camera (OMOC) project, which has coincided with my usual annual return to predominantly shooting colour with my favourite summer cameras. This month, July, my plans are similar, but I do want to return to just one camera, rather than flitting between three.  The camera I've… Continue reading One Month One Camera – July 2020 (I) – Samsung GX-1S

My Favourite Summer Cameras

Over the last few years, I've noticed a definite seasonal pattern in the cameras I use, and the type of photographs they encourage. Broadly speaking, over the late autumn, winter and early spring, I favour digital compacts like my Ricoh GRD III and Lumix LX3, and their high contrast monochrome settings. Come late spring, there's… Continue reading My Favourite Summer Cameras