My Favourite Cameras – May 2020

Ah, time for a good old "what are you your favourite cameras" post... I've been photographing with intention since around 2005, first with camera phones, then with a Nikon Coolpix, through hundreds of film cameras, after first stumbling through the entry gate with a humble Holga 120N, and through perhaps as many digital cameras since.… Continue reading My Favourite Cameras – May 2020

If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?

Perhaps the best test of which your favourite cameras are, is to ask one simple question - Q. "If this camera broke, would I buy another?" Here are the current cameras on my shelf, and my thoughts on answering this question.  Pentax Q A. Yes, without hesitation, though I might try a Q7 or QS1… Continue reading If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?

The Colour Quest (IV) – Infrared Photography With The Pentax Q

My favourite camera of the moment (and possibly ever) is the dinky yet divine Pentax Q. It's one of few cameras where I can set up the black and white (b/w) in camera and get results I want straight off the memory card, with zero post processing. This maximises my time out with the camera,… Continue reading The Colour Quest (IV) – Infrared Photography With The Pentax Q

The Colour Quest (II) – Vintage Colour

This is the latest post in my ongoing quest for colour. You can read my colour photography story so far here. In short, whilst I'm very comfortable and happy with black and white images - either using a Snapseed preset I've made, or, even better, straight out of camera with the Pentax Q and Lumix LX3… Continue reading The Colour Quest (II) – Vintage Colour

Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography

It started with a Holga 120N, given as a birthday present in 2012, and, in retrospect, a life changing camera. Not only my first film camera, the Holga was my first medium format camera, and the first that only shot square images. Before this, my only association with 1:1 aspect ratio photography was vague recollections… Continue reading Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography