My first SLR, bought early in 2013, was a Praktica BMS Electronic. It was vastly more complicated than any camera I'd had before, and to me, its prolific decoration in numbers of various colours was testament to that - and at first utterly intimidating. Let's take a quick tour, from my beginner's perspective back then.… Continue reading Photography And The Joy Of Numbers
Some would argue that photography is more challenging than another visual art form where you're able to start with a blank canvas, and lay down whichever marks, shapes, words and colours you wish. Indeed with other art forms like writing or composing music, you can start from nothing but the potential of the language you… Continue reading Photography – Are We Capturing Or Creating?
In my grandparents' era, it was fairly typical to make choices in your late teens and early 20s that were for the long haul. A career, a partner, a home, a car (and the garage you bought it from and had it serviced at), a bank account and more, were all were chosen with the… Continue reading Photography In The High Speed Switch Generation
The most I've ever spent on a single camera is £150. This seems to be some kind of invisible door stop, which I've bumped right up against on three or four occasions. A Pentax K30, A Ricoh GRD III and a Sony NEX 3N come immediately to mind, all costing £150 or a shade less.… Continue reading The Camera I’d Buy If Money Were No Object
Anyone who's been photographing regularly for a while will I'm sure have noticed how we become able to see potential photographs far more easily. In fact it can become almost impossible to switch off one's "photographer's eyes". On a walk even without camera, I still see possible compositions around me as I ramble through the… Continue reading A Photographer’s Eyes – Always Seeing, Sometimes Keeping