JOMO Photography (The Opposite Of FOMO)

Social media has much to answer for, and one of the negative feelings it's created and feeds in us is FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO is a kind of anxiety that arises from fearing that other people (sometimes everyone!) are doing things more interesting, fun and rewarding than we are, and we're missing… Continue reading JOMO Photography (The Opposite Of FOMO)

Lenses For The Long Term – Not Just To Love And Leave

Over the last eight years or so I've owned perhaps 100 lenses. Which is a conservative estimate, given when I start to think more I realise I've had at least five Takumar 55mm, five Pentax-M 50s, maybe eight different Pentacon 50/1.8s, and at least a dozen Helios 44s. Too often I've reached a point where… Continue reading Lenses For The Long Term – Not Just To Love And Leave

7 Reasons I’ve Bought Hundreds Of Cameras On eBay

It's no secret on this blog that I've owned and used a few hundred cameras. This simply wouldn't have happened if the heyday of my photography passion hadn't coincided with the abundant availability of cameras through the internet, and most specifically, eBay. I would guess that if I've had 200 cameras, then probably 190 of… Continue reading 7 Reasons I’ve Bought Hundreds Of Cameras On eBay

The Allure Of The Incomplete Picture – How I Shrank My Desire For Stuff

I'm not keen on having too many material possessions, be it cameras, clothes, books or anything else. In other words, I don't like having too much stuff.  A part of me has always been this way, coming from a fairly frugal family upbringing. My dad was often self employed so income was variable, plus he… Continue reading The Allure Of The Incomplete Picture – How I Shrank My Desire For Stuff