The Square Affair – A Return To 1:1 With The Ricoh GRD III

The first time I ever shot a photograph with a square, 1:1 aspect ratio, was with a Holga 120N, a birthday present in June 2012. Prior to that, I was heavily embedded in 4:3, having photographed for eight months solid with a Nikon Coolpix P300, my first "proper" camera, and before that, for five or… Continue reading The Square Affair – A Return To 1:1 With The Ricoh GRD III

One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (I) – Return Of The Ricoh (GR Digital III)

For February, I've chosen a camera that's quite possibly my favourite I've ever used, but one that's spent a disproportionately little amount of time in my hands making pictures. The Ricoh GR Digital III.¬† I don't plan to delve into the history of the, some would say legendary, Ricoh GR series, as Ricoh tell the… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (I) – Return Of The Ricoh (GR Digital III)

The Game Changers – Three Cameras That Redefined My Photography

In my journey through hundreds of cameras, some jump out in my memory as revelations, ones that started a new whole chapter of photography. Here are perhaps the three biggest game changers of all. Holga 120N This was the camera that started my film photography journey. I'd had one on my Amazon wish list for… Continue reading The Game Changers – Three Cameras That Redefined My Photography

The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

This is the latest post in my ongoing quest for colour¬†where, having been happy with my black and white output for some time, I'm trying to find similar satisfaction with colour images. Last time I experimented with my little Pentax Q and its "Vintage Colour" settings, after realising that I didn't want to make colour… Continue reading The Colour Quest (III) – Cross Processed Ricoh GRD III

Pocket Sized Punch Up – Ricoh GRD III vs iPhone 5C

Out in the woods on a family walk recently, I hadn't taken a camera (intentionally), but came across a scene I had to photograph. So of course I whipped out my trusty iPhone, and using Hipstamatic preset to 3:2 aspect ratio and a b/w setting, took a few shots. The final images were not radically… Continue reading Pocket Sized Punch Up – Ricoh GRD III vs iPhone 5C