The Many Faces Of Photography

In one form or another, photography's been a hobby of mine for around 15 years. I'd used cameras before then, but not for the specific and deliberate purpose of capturing compositions that I found interesting and beautiful. This intentional photography phase began around 2006 with my then cameraphone, a Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K800i, though I'd… Continue reading The Many Faces Of Photography

Camera Testing – 3 Tips For The Best Results

In the last year I've bought hardly any cameras, and used even less. It's the most focused - or, put another way, cameranogamous - I've been since using just the camera in phone, my approach from around 2005-2011. But there was a period of seven or eight years where I was almost buying more cameras… Continue reading Camera Testing – 3 Tips For The Best Results

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) Is To Be Enjoyed. Unless…

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is relatively common among amateur photographers. The basic definition of GAS is the compulsion to keep buying additional cameras, lenses and associated paraphernalia, even when you already have more than enough to be able to enjoy photography and make satisfying pictures. Online forums and blogs often speak of GAS alongside feelings… Continue reading Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) Is To Be Enjoyed. Unless…

Lens Love On The Rebound

After buying cameras for a few years, you notice patterns. Indeed it's not unlike relationships. Although they're with different people, the common factor is yourself, so it's likely that familiar cycles will repeat themselves, and hopefully these will be (or become) healthy and positive ones.  Back to cameras, and one I've noticed in my own… Continue reading Lens Love On The Rebound

Photography With A Point To Prove

For the last few years I've wondered why, despite having found an excellent core arsenal of cameras, I still get something different, something extra, from using a camera that's new to me. I feel I should be entirely happy with cameras I love like the Pentax K100D for colour, and the Ricoh GRD III for… Continue reading Photography With A Point To Prove