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

One Month One Camera – Jan 2020 (II) – Snapseed Returns

So this month in my One Month One Camera (OMOC) project, I've been using a Panasonic Lumix FX10. You can read more about the camera in the first post here. Something else I said I wanted to experiment with this year was not processing images at all, or zero processing. This is easy for the… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Jan 2020 (II) – Snapseed Returns

One Month, One Camera – Jan 2020 (I) – Special FX?

Last year my One Month One Camera (OMOC) project worked very well, so in 2020 I plan to shoot with just one camera every month of the year. First up for January, following on from my happy reunion with my Lumix LX3 in December, another Lumix that I've had a while but not yet used,… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – Jan 2020 (I) – Special FX?