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
Oh dear. Almost straight after I had completed my previous blog post in which I talked about whether you need all that gear to take the photos you want to take, my partner bought me a Fuji X-T20 for my birthday. Of course, I could have said, 'No, Rob. I don't need that camera for … Continue reading You Know When I Said You Don’t Need Lots of Gear . . . . ?
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?
I love trees. Well, who doesn't? Visiting Clumber Park again recently for a few days reminds me that there are good reasons for the oak to be held as a symbol of sturdiness and might. Clumber Park is very close to the heart of Sherwood Forest, and very close to Major Oak, the tree that … Continue reading Spring – I hope
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.
I love the software that is available to photographers in these digital times - and I'm quite happy to make use of it. Indeed, I make use of plenty of software programs including Lightroom 6, Photoshop Elements 14, Affinity Photo, The Nik Collection (largely because it's free) and Topaz Studio with various 'pro' adjustments which … Continue reading Getting the Effect In-camera
Am I alone in trying to find the anthropomorphic character in a flower or plant? There is no doubt that plants are living things and that each flower is unique just as every person is unique, but sometimes there's something in a single bloom that bears more than a passing resemblance to a person. A … Continue reading Little People
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!