Imagine you are looking in the window of your local camera shop and Bill Gates walks up to you and says “I’m the richest man in the world, here is £2000 in cash, go into that shop and spend it”. What would you buy?Read more "Here is £2000 – Spend It Wisely"
Every time a manufacturer releases a new camera not only do they increase the pixel count (which we all know is just a marketing con) but they also improve the low light abilities of the sensor which is of real benefit for photography in low light. My Nikon D80 produces unacceptably noisy images at any […]Read more "Low Light Lenses"
Unfortunately I haven’t won the lottery between my last Wishlist post and now and my horse at the Grand National led all the way only to tire two fences from home, therefore it is time for Wishlist Number 2 rather than Real Shopping Basket Number 2. In the last post I told you which wide angle […]Read more "Wishlist Number 2"
Overall the Christmas Party shoot at the weekend went quite well, I took some good shots, the boss was generally pleased with what I did and the feedback has been positive from everyone who has seen the pics. The boss can’t complain anyway since he wasn’t paying me to do it! As with most […]Read more "Lessons Learned"
It’s not always easy taking photographs, even when there are a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of – last weekend was a perfect example of this. Tropical World in Leeds is a fantastic place for taking photos – colourful plants, butterflies, birds, meerkats, insects, reptiles – you really are spoilt for choice. So why […]Read more "It’s Not Easy"
As you probably know Flickr is a site for sharing your photos with other people and therefore I think it is fair to say that the reason people put their photos on Flickr is in the hope that other people will appreciate your work. People can’t appreciate your work unless they see it so one […]Read more "Flickr Explore"
You know I said in a previous post that there was no camera equipment that I really wanted? Sorry but I lied. Or rather let me clarify my previous position – there is no camera equipment that I want and can justify spending the money on. As good as digital cameras have been in allowing […]Read more "Object Of Desire"
Some days things just don’t inspire me and, despite having some free time to indulge in my passion for photography, I come home empty handed. This was the case a few weeks ago when I met up with a fellow photographer after work with the intention of capturing several masterpieces. It didn’t work out like […]Read more "The Next Station Is…"
As an (ex?)scientist you would expect me to be interested in technology and to avidly consume any information about new photographic equipment and you would be right. I love reading about the latest cameras, the specifications and performance of lenses, the weight and stability of tripods etc. I can’t pass a window of a camera […]Read more "Hard Earned Cash"
Have a look at the building below. Dreadful isn’t it? I posted this photo on my Flickr account a long time ago and described it as looking like something from a Soviet nuclear missile base rather than an office block. For some reason this photo is one of the most interesting (according to Flickr’s algorithm) […]Read more "Find The Right Angle"