Embracing Imperfect Cameras

Well, I hate to break it to you my friend, but if you didn't know already, there is no single perfect camera or lens. Once you get through the X number of cameras required to finally believe this yourself (for me X was around 80-100 with film cameras, and perhaps another 50 or 60 with… Continue reading Embracing Imperfect Cameras

Why Your Hopelessly Inadequate Camera Is A Blessing

Take a close look at your current favourite camera. You know there are cameras out there with better lenses don't you? Digital bodies with more features and larger, higher MegaPixel sensors? Film bodies with better build quality, greater cachet amongst collectors, and a higher resale value? But to focus on any of what others might… Continue reading Why Your Hopelessly Inadequate Camera Is A Blessing

Photographic Freedom And Letting Go Of The Three Ps – Professional, Pixel Peeper, Perfectionist

Photography is very important in my life, not least of all because of the freedom it gives me. Here are three Ps I've let go of to give me that freedom, and make photography as precious and as enjoyable as it is. Professional I'm not a pro photographer, I don't do it for a living,… Continue reading Photographic Freedom And Letting Go Of The Three Ps – Professional, Pixel Peeper, Perfectionist

The Irresistible Beauty Of Imperfection

For whatever reasons, I'm far more comfortable with a camera that is used, than something brand new. Partly, I like the challenge of using something that isn't considered the latest technology, sometimes not even by 15 or 20 years. Partly it's because I don't want to be wading through a thousand menu options to set… Continue reading The Irresistible Beauty Of Imperfection