How To Find Three Useful Prime Lenses Buried In a Crazy 10x Zoom Lens

For March in my One Month, One Camera project I've chosen the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2, a camera designed for travel (TZ = Travel Zoom). This means it's pretty small and pocketable, but also that the zoom goes from a fairly wide 28mm up to 10x that, 280mm. For my needs, about 80% of this optical… Continue reading How To Find Three Useful Prime Lenses Buried In a Crazy 10x Zoom Lens

One Month, One Camera – March 2019 (I)

And so I enter the third month of my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project for this year. To see previous posts in the project, head here. The premise is very simple - use just one camera for a whole month. Perhaps easy for some, but as hundreds of cameras have passed through my hands… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – March 2019 (I)

One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (III) Summary (Or Why Camera Chemistry Is More Important Than Tech Specs)

Online dating sites are more popular than ever. On paper it makes huge sense to meet up with people who are already compatible with you in a number of important ways, rather than take pot luck with a random stranger. But however wonderful a potential partner might sound in their profile, there has to be… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (III) Summary (Or Why Camera Chemistry Is More Important Than Tech Specs)

Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?

How much of the character of your final photographs should be down to how you've manipulated them, and how much down to the unique personality of the camera and lens you're using? After I'd been shooting film for a while, I realised that once I'd found my favourite few film emulsions, it didn't make a… Continue reading Unique Photographic Style – Should It Be Yours Or The Camera’s?

One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (II)

So this year I'm trying out a One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project, and for February my weapon of choice is the FujiFilm FinePix F810. I wrote an introduction to the camera here, and now I've had a couple more photowalks, I have more thoughts, and of course photographs, to share. What I like about… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – February 2019 (II)