Perhaps the best test of which your favourite cameras are, is to ask one simple question - Q. "If this camera broke, would I buy another?" Here are the current cameras on my shelf, and my thoughts on answering this question. Pentax Q A. Yes, without hesitation, though I might try a Q7 or QS1… Continue reading If This Camera Broke, Would You Buy Another?
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
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
It started with a Holga 120N, given as a birthday present in 2012, and, in retrospect, a life changing camera. Not only my first film camera, the Holga was my first medium format camera, and the first that only shot square images. Before this, my only association with 1:1 aspect ratio photography was vague recollections… Continue reading Shooting Squares – Rejoicing In The Restrictions Of 1:1 Photography
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