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
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
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
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