Lately I have been taking part in the many photo challenges on the Gurushots website. It’s quite addictive! There is good work on show, but also some egregious rubbish. It’s got me thinking about my pet peeves in photography. The stuff that makes you want … Continue readingPet peeves
After the Smena I branched out into Japanese cameras, starting with the wonderful Ricoh 500G. I wrote an article for 35mmc describing the experience. You can find that article here but suffice to say I loved it, and still do (= I still have it). … Continue readingIn which I try a Ricoh 500G, a Minolta X700, and an Olympus XA2
Everyone seems to rave about this camera so I had to scratch that superzoom itch and try one out. I found a nice example on eBay, mint condition and boxed. It’s a heck of a beast with that huge 25-400 equivalent lens, and the usual … Continue readingPanasonic FZ1000 (briefly)
After the Zorki I decided that Soviet cameras were the things to collect. I bought a Fed 4 but returned it (bust light meter). Then I found the Smena 8M. A plastic wonder of a camera. It feels like something given away with breakfast cereal … Continue readingRediscovering film…continued
I’ve had an article published on Hamish Gill’s wonderful 35mmc site. So that’s it, fame and fortune await me! Well, maybe not. But anyway please have a look: 5 Frames with a Ricoh 500G
Yeah, I know, I’m not the first. But I had a long history of film photography before buying my first digital camera at the dawn of the new millenium. About a year ago I bought my first (of the new era) film camera, a Rollei … Continue readingRediscovering film
Here’s a few macro/close up shots from my Flickr portfolio
I took my Pentax KS-2 and Sigma 18-200 lens into the garden at lunchtime. Like a numpty I left the JPEG setting on Monochrome…. but the Raw files were fine. They seem better than the files from my previous Pentaxes (or should that be Pentactes?). … Continue readingGarden shots
Here are a couple of images I took in Hereford last week. These are JPEGs to which I applied one of the new Lightroom B&W profiles after doing initial tweaking.
People keep talking about WordPress. I thought I’d try it out. I hope this doesn’t get abandoned but let’s take it a day at a time. This is today’s photo – a burgeoning tree in Weobley with the sun behind it.