Focusing Tips – The Force Focus Trick

My new (but 10 years old) Lumix FX38 isn't always great at focusing on small objects up close I've found, especially in the generally lower light beneath woodland canopies. It's more the size of the object (and the size of the focusing area of the camera) that causes problems, as I've found by putting my… Continue reading Focusing Tips – The Force Focus Trick

The Delights Of Disappearing Down Rabbit Holes

As a teenager browsing the music section of a large bookstore, I recall two huge tomes that were forever on my wish list. First was The Great Rock Discography, which charted just about every band that could even loosely by categorised as rock or pop, and everything they had recorded and released. It was like… Continue reading The Delights Of Disappearing Down Rabbit Holes

Focusing Tips – How To Rock Out For Optimum Focus Accuracy

Using DSLRs, I oscillate pretty evenly between Auto Focus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) lenses. And even with my three AF lenses, I use them MF a significant part of the time too. Because many of my photographs are close up - and often at the closest focus of the lens - I often use… Continue reading Focusing Tips – How To Rock Out For Optimum Focus Accuracy

Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When

My Sundays Unplugged experiments have enlightened me no end. One of the most valuable lessons I've absorbed is that when I unplug is not so important. Staying offline a whole day - or indeed the whole weekend - just for the sake of it, doesn't offer unlimited benefits with no downsides. Far more influential is… Continue reading Lessons From The Unplugged – Mindlessness, Focus, And Why What Matters More Than When