This month in my One Month One Camera project I've returned to an old favourite, the Ricoh GR Digital III. Despite being one of the more expensive used cameras I've bought (around £150 in 2018), it's more than earned its keep. In fact I enjoy using the GRD III so much, I feel like there's… Continue reading One Month One Camera – Feb 2020 (II) – Ricoh GR Digital III – Lost For Words?
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
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)
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