Lately on 35hunter there's been a fairly high proportion of talk around gear. Which, on a photography blog, surely is inevitable? The exact combination of camera and lens (and film) you use is highly important. Except, it really isn't. Not in the way many would tell you it is. In my experience, where gear isn't important… Continue reading Why Photography Is All About The Gear (Except Actually It Isn’t At All)
My past history with DSLRs has given me many highs, but ultimately it's fallen short of giving a consistently enjoyable experience. The first round began around 2014 with a Pentax K-x. I arrived there having loved shooting Pentax M and A series SLRs, their native K mount lenses, as well as M42 lenses via a… Continue reading The DSLR Dream – Third Time Lucky?
Recently I was asked why I'm always writing about the gear I use and the photography process. Rather than just focusing on the end result - making photographs I'm happy with. It's a great question, and one I'll try to answer here. I believe it mostly comes down to why I photograph. More important than… Continue reading Why I Keep Writing About Gear And Process
So here they are, my beloved Gang Of Four, the greatest cameras in the history of the universe.* (*Where "The Known Universe" means the extent of cameras I have actually used in the last decade so can form a reasoned, yet entirely subjective opinion about, and excludes the 17 million I haven't.) I'm not going… Continue reading The Four Greatest Cameras In The History Of The Known Universe*
Addiction takes on many forms, and can sometimes be a master of deception. A few years back I fell into the trap of buying every last lens and film camera than turned my head, and ended up cycling through perhaps a couple of hundred in as many weeks. The nadir was surveying my "collection" in… Continue reading An Addiction By Any Other Name