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)

If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?

As you probably know, I'm quite a fan of the bargain used camera, and in the last couple of years, for me that's meant 5-15 year old digital cameras, mostly compacts. I've found at least a dozen that cost me less then a decent meal, which produced photographs I'm happy with, and been fun to… Continue reading If You Had Just £20, Which Camera Would You Buy?

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