The Myth Of The Perfect Camera (Why Familiarity Beats Compatibility)

There are two routes to go with photography, especially when you're nearer the beginner end. The first is to get a camera, try it for a little while, then conclude it's not for you, sell it, and get a different one instead. This is probably fine once or twice, but if it starts to become… Continue reading The Myth Of The Perfect Camera (Why Familiarity Beats Compatibility)

The Ever Evolving Perfect Camera

Fifteen years ago, the perfect camera was the Sony Cyber-shot camera phone I had with me wherever I went. It was more than good enough to capture pictures of dew dappled cobwebs, smouldering sunsets and decaying leaves. Post processing meant simply plugging the camera into my PowerBook and uploading the images, then sorting through and… Continue reading The Ever Evolving Perfect Camera

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

When Perfect No Longer Fits

In my younger days I enjoyed mountain biking (the natural evolution of BMX riding as a child) and my trips were more about hurtling through woodland trails than┬ámeandering slowly enough to smell the flowers. So when I returned to cycling quite recently, as I imagine we do with most hobbies we rediscover, it seemed natural… Continue reading When Perfect No Longer Fits