How I Stop My Head Exploding – Narrowing The Photography Obsession

The world is a vast place. It's impossible for any one person to follow any more than a tiny fraction of the subjects, developments and information that's constantly changing. The same reasoning applies even once we choose a single topic. Let's say, photography, for example. The number of styles of photography, equipment available, and even… Continue reading How I Stop My Head Exploding – Narrowing The Photography Obsession

The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

My first DSLR was a used 2009 Pentax K-x, in 2014. At this point I'd already been shooting film SLRs a couple of years and had fallen for a number of vintage manual aperture, manual focus lenses, like the peerless Takumars, and the Helios 44 series. In researching DSLRs, I was delighted to discover that… Continue reading The Best £15 You Can Spend On Your DSLR

Vintage Black And Whites With The Jupiter-37A

Recently in my Lens Love series, I wrote about the Jupiter-37A 135/3.5 and why it's been one of my favourite vintage lenses.  There, I featured a few colour images made with the Jupiter and my Pentax K-30. With this camera, I have settled on two outputs, and saved them in the two custom user modes… Continue reading Vintage Black And Whites With The Jupiter-37A

How To Stop Looking For What Isn’t Even Missing (Or, Trying To Justify My eBay Watch List)

There's much to be said for being happy with one's lot.  In most areas of my life I am hugely thankful for what I have, and part of my morning yoga and exercise routine includes saying thank you for all I'm blessed with. But, it seems, whatever I have on the photography gear front, a… Continue reading How To Stop Looking For What Isn’t Even Missing (Or, Trying To Justify My eBay Watch List)