The Snapshot – Pure Photography Or Pointless Pursuit?

As you probably know, I'm not one for endlessly fiddling about with every possible setting on a camera shot by shot, trying to achieve a perfect photo every time. And I like post processing even less. My ideal is to have a camera that's either simple enough in itself to just point and shoot, or… Continue reading The Snapshot – Pure Photography Or Pointless Pursuit?

Zero Processing And Other Ways To Avoid Digital’s Hidden Hassles

Reading about a fellow photographer's approach to digitising his music collection got me thinking again about how complicated digital can make our lives. The majority of the time my friend spent it seems, was not on the uploading of the CDs, but then fiddling about afterwards with the quirks of particular software so it recognised… Continue reading Zero Processing And Other Ways To Avoid Digital’s Hidden Hassles

My Keeper Rate Has Plummeted, But I’m Not Concerned

In recent months I've been shooting almost entirely with my Pentax DSLRs, which now number four. All of these cameras to some extent - and especially the K-30 - need multiple attempts to get a shot right. Usually, it's about getting the exposure at an acceptable level. By now I'm experienced enough to know how… Continue reading My Keeper Rate Has Plummeted, But I’m Not Concerned

Let Your Photographs Show Your Photography Skills, Not Your Processing

My introduction to photography was somewhat later in life, and even then came in gradually. Always interested in nature, I developed an interest in photographing the beauty around me on my walks in the countryside, just using the camera phone in my pocket. This was around 2005, when I was 30. At that point I… Continue reading Let Your Photographs Show Your Photography Skills, Not Your Processing

How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter

In recent years I've simplified my photography, not least of all in how I process photographs I make.  In the past I shot RAW with a DSLR and processed using custom presets in LightRoom. This became too time consuming and complex, and I evolved to using Hipstamatic, with an iPhone and iPad. The Hipstamatic approach… Continue reading How To Post Process Your Photographs Before You Even Release The Shutter