In the last year I've bought hardly any cameras, and used even less. It's the most focused - or, put another way, cameranogamous - I've been since using just the camera in phone, my approach from around 2005-2011. But there was a period of seven or eight years where I was almost buying more cameras… Continue reading Camera Testing – 3 Tips For The Best Results
My oldest son and I are working, rather slowly, on a 1000 piece Marvel jigsaw puzzle. Our approaches are a little different, which surprised me. Whereas I will generally pick up a piece of puzzle, then look at the picture and try to figure out where it goes, my son more often looks at the… Continue reading Camera Collecting – Does The Puzzle Fit The Pieces, Or The Pieces Fit The Puzzle?
My reliance on essentially just two cameras for the last six months - my Sony Xperia phone for family shots and Panasonic Lumix FZ38 for more intentional artistic work - has meant that even though the remainder of my camera arsenal is small these days, it's still sat gathering dust. Which rests uneasily with me.… Continue reading Here We Go Gathering Dust In May, June, July And Beyond
I like to think I'm fairly minimalist, but admit I probably have at least twice as many t-shirts as I need. My standard "uniform" tends to be some kind of print t-shirt, usually with a tree or mountain or Land Rover or bicycle on the front - the kind that Fat Face churn out dozens… Continue reading That Seventh Blue T-Shirt You Really Didn’t Need
Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is relatively common among amateur photographers. The basic definition of GAS is the compulsion to keep buying additional cameras, lenses and associated paraphernalia, even when you already have more than enough to be able to enjoy photography and make satisfying pictures. Online forums and blogs often speak of GAS alongside feelings… Continue reading Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) Is To Be Enjoyed. Unless…