How To Find Your Camera’s Unique Place And Purpose

If we're going to have multiple cameras, there's little point in having half a dozen that feel and perform essentially the same. Using my Pentax K30 DSLR the last few weeks has reminded of this once more. Here's the story of how.  Back in July I used my new (to me) Pentax K30 for the whole month,… Continue reading How To Find Your Camera’s Unique Place And Purpose

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (IV) – Pentax K30 Summary

So throughout July I used only my Pentax K30 DSLR, the fifth chapter of my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project this year. I've spoken in other posts about the K30 specifically, so rather than rehash a partial review of it here (very briefly, it's great, but exposures aren't as consistent as I'd hoped, I'm not… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (IV) – Pentax K30 Summary

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (III) – Pentax K30 – Patience And Restraint Pays Off

This month I'm using just one camera again, a Pentax K30 DSLR.  In previous posts I talked about being frustrated with erratic exposures, then decide to simplify everything, start with a basic set up, and get used to that before any further experiments. This approach and many photographs later, it seems the patience has paid… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (III) – Pentax K30 – Patience And Restraint Pays Off

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

So this month I'm back on the One Month, One Camera project, with my new to me Pentax K30 DSLR. First impressions were very good, and I anticipated a month of happy photography with my new comrade. But things soon started to get too complex.  The main issue I was having was getting consistent exposures… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind

My new Pentax K30 DSLR is proving to offer a wealth of options. If you're someone who sees a camera as a toy, not a tool, then the K30 (and indeed most DSLRs) is not so much a single toy, but a toy box packed with playing possibilities, depending on the mode, settings, lens and… Continue reading Erratic Exposures And A Return To Beginner’s Mind