I have been promising to get back to my blog for some time and to get round to reviewing some of the kit I use on a daily basis. Trouble is, life always gets in the way. But here I am, almost a year after my last post, finally getting the time to return to … Continue reading Flower Photography and the Wimberley Plamp
So what camera gear do I really need? All of it, of course 🙂 Seriously though, what do you really need? As camera manufacturers and developers scramble to cram the most megapixels possible on to a sensor, or offer a ridiculous amount of multiple exposures in-camera, or tell us that we need to go mirrorless … Continue reading Camera Gear – what do I really need?
This week, I gave in and got my hands on the Lensbaby Velvet 56. I have debated back and forth with myself on this one. I had the Composer and Sweet 50 for a while but sold that one because I just didn't use it much. However, I kept hold of the Single Glass optic … Continue reading Lensbaby Velvet 56
Thanks to the incessant rain, I am in a ponderous mood today. I believe it was Ansel Adams that said: “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you … Continue reading Take it – or make it?
If you've followed my page at any point, you'll probably get that I love using textures on my photography. Although I do buy textures from other artists, making them for myself seemed like a logical, creative process. My textures are now for sale at my brand new Etsy shop and I'd be thrilled if you'd … Continue reading Textures
Yes - I admit to having suffered a certain level of Adobephobia. I flat refused to pay a monthly subscription to the package when there were lots of alternatives out the for a one-off cost. Trouble is, you begin to realise it's never a one-off cost!!! I happily used Photoshop elements 2014 for a fair … Continue reading Adobe Phobia in Remission
In case that's left you scratching your head, I'll start with a picture of an L Bracket. This is a Pig Iron, generic bracket similar to this one. I've had one my camera for around a year or so now and I would hate to be without it.But what the heck is it for? It's a … Continue reading L Bracket
Until some time last week, I had heard of the Orton Effect and sort of knew what it did, and I was aware that some landscape photographers and many woodland photographers processed their work to gain a sort of dreamy effect without really softening the focus too much. I hadn't clicked that this was, in … Continue reading The Orton Effect
Faced with an ailing smartphone and the need to replace it before it died, I decided to go iphone this time. Not iphone x, I hasten to add. I am a poor musician and photographer and the iphone x is more than I am willing to invest. Not even iphone 8 or 7 but back … Continue reading Iphoneography!
A brief look at the Multiple Exposure option for in-camera results.