'It will hardly be a revelation that it is in the interest of a stock photographer to put together a portfolio that has a variety of subject matter. What is not often appreciated is that a stock photographer should endeavour to shoot images in a variety of styles using (whenever possible) a variety of cameras.Read More
'The rather strange lens fitted to my Leica SL (Typ 601) is an Orion-15 1:6 F=2.8cm LEICA LTM WIDE-Angle Lens 28mm. As ever I got it looking around ebay for a light cheap W/A for my Leicas, film and digital.Read More
'One of the reasons I get so frustrated with the photographic internet is the ridiculous and pointless bickering about gear. And my posts often demonstrate my increasing frustration with the male dominate gadget worship that forgets what photography is all about.Read More
'Now advances in technology ARE welcome, but the exaggerated claims that go along with it are not. And as photographers we should surely be questioning what we see and apply that to what we use and the options we are now presented with.. Do we really need this technology overload? Does it make us better photographers? Do we create better photographs? Does it hinder us or help us?Read More
'It isn't really surprising that I have returned to film. Firstly since I've been scanning my archive ever since I 'went digital' and secondly, given half a chance I'll edit a digital camera or smartphone image in Snapseed to simulate a 'film look'.Read More
'And maybe that is why film cameras are 'cool'. Because they demonstrate that their owners are actually attempting to create something using their knowledge, their experience and above all their vision of the world around us, from somebody who has a point of view.Read More
- Sony will never make a film camera
- You can be a film photographer and never go near the internet
- It's not 'AWESOME'
- Digital is for wimps'
'Some time ago I decided that rather than buy into native system lenses every time I bought a new camera, I would start setting up a series of 'core' lenses that, via adapters, I could use on a variety of camera systems. I identified 4 different lens mounts as being the ones that had the widest variety of adapter options, had options that worked for me and were available S/H and at reasonable prices.Read More
'The question we were really asking is why does black and white photography sell less than colour, which is obviously the case. Newspapers used to be almost exclusively B/W, but that has changed. And yet for many subjects, it does work better.Read More
'There is one great thing about using a manual focus film camera. I can completely ignore the vast majority of the photographic internet that bangs on and on about Medium Format that isn't actually that, AF speeds, about what 8K might bring in a few years time and other speculative developments that camera manufacturers and rumour sites like to keep our interest with.'Read More