Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 1 – Sony DSC-L1 Review

With 36MP digital cameras widely available, and even smartphones offering 19MP plus, the manufacturers try to tell us the more MP, the better your photography will be. But after coming to love a small collection of classic digital cameras in the last year or so, mostly around 10MP, I'm starting to wonder how many MP… Continue reading Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 1 – Sony DSC-L1 Review

Beneath The Old Elm – A Nostalgic Wander With A Former Flame

Back in 2010, my photography life had thus far looked like this... 2006 - 2010 Made photos with a Sony Ericsson camera phone. Er, that was pretty much it. Aside from a two pack flirtation with a Polaroid and my best friend and partner at the time, I'd used no other cameras but those on… Continue reading Beneath The Old Elm – A Nostalgic Wander With A Former Flame

An Impulsive Instructive Interlude – Sony W570

In recent weeks I've been immersed in the delights of Ricoh's digital compacts, most specifically the utterly joyful 28mm GR Digital III - probably the most intelligently designed camera I've ever used - and its very similar zoom (24-72mm, but for me, 24 or 28mm) sibling, the GX100. But sometimes, still, a distraction comes along,… Continue reading An Impulsive Instructive Interlude – Sony W570

Dances With Digital Dilettantes – Pt 1

Shooting with film for the last five years or so has given me huge pleasure, taught me a great deal about the basics of composing and taking photographs, and created a small body of work I'm very happy with. But there came a point some months back where I deconstructed what film photography gave me,… Continue reading Dances With Digital Dilettantes – Pt 1

How I Shoot Film With A Digital Sensor

Film photography is one of the greatest joys of my life.  But how much of this pleasure can be experienced and enjoyed equally via a digital sensor, rather than on 35mm film? To explore this, let's start with the five biggest reasons I love film, in reverse order.  5. The look of film. 4. Using… Continue reading How I Shoot Film With A Digital Sensor