The Delights And Dangers Of Using Just One Camera System

A few years back I was using 35mm film lenses in half a dozen different mounts. Sometimes on the film cameras they were made for, and sometimes on a Sony NEX mirrorless digital camera, with one of many adapters. In no particular order, these are the lens mounts I recall trying -  M39 M42 Pentax… Continue reading The Delights And Dangers Of Using Just One Camera System

Photography – Finding Happiness In Less

Once again in the last few weeks I've realised how for me, with photography especially, less is more.  The Pentax K30 DSLR I used throughout July is a cracking camera. But... The ways I was using it was already greatly dumbed down, compared to its full capabilities. So I decided for a few reasons to… Continue reading Photography – Finding Happiness In Less

Simplicity Feeds The Flow – In Praise Of Point And Shoot Cameras And Single Speed Bicycles

In my experiences with cameras over the last five or six years, I've discovered an inverse relationship with how many functions, features and buttons a camera has, and how much I've enjoyed using it. In other words, the simpler the set up, the more joy I've found. Once all the decisions about settings are out… Continue reading Simplicity Feeds The Flow – In Praise Of Point And Shoot Cameras And Single Speed Bicycles

Learning To Love Colour Again (And How To Keep It Simple)

Since last October I've photographed almost exclusively in black and white. So what's got me keenly embracing colour photography again? The black and white phase began with the coinciding of two events - the autumn season and the arrival of a Ricoh GRD III. I only ever intended to shoot b/w with the Ricoh, and… Continue reading Learning To Love Colour Again (And How To Keep It Simple)

Decision Fatigue (And How I’m Escaping)

A journalist interviewing a famous world leader asked "Why do you wear virtually the same suit every day?" Their response, to paraphrase, was "When you have as many important decisions to make as I do in a day, you do all you can to eliminate all the trivial ones." When I was shooting a dozen… Continue reading Decision Fatigue (And How I’m Escaping)