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
Big subject. I find myself thinking about the representation of women in photography and why it is not as common to see women's work in some of the bigger magazines. Is it because their work isn't good enough? I would definitely dispute that as a fact: there are some phenomenal female photographers out there. Then … Continue reading Women in Photography
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?
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
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.
If you have been following my blog then you may remember that I took a trip to Sheffield Botanical Gardens a few weeks back and found this huge and very beautiful flower bud in the glasshouse. Someone kindly identified it for me as a King Protea and I remarked that I would have to go … Continue reading What a Stunner!
Looking at the Creative, ICM technique.