'It's been over a month since my last post. No I haven't gone away or stopped posting, I've just been incredibly busy.Read More
The soundimageplus blog has been going since 2007 and to date has over 12 million page views. Written by David Taylor-Hughes, a professional stock photographer, it includes photographic articles dealing with a wide range of themes including film and digital photography.
'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
'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'
'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
'There are reviews out there about the Leica SL (Typ 601) that claim it's not good at high ISO's and that, in fact a camera like the Sony A7r II has been described as having 'Class-leading low light Raw performance, thanks to the first-ever BSI full-frame CMOS' Well as is often the case this is total BS.Read More
'I doubt whether the Foveon sensor technology will ever let any Sigma camera work like a pro DSLR, but then Pro DSLR's can't even come close to the image quality that the SDH can produce and it is that comparison that will ultimately decide whether the SDH is for you.Read More
'If you are a full time stock photographer then riches and fame will elude you. A life of anonymity awaits and you have to get used to the fact that your blandest images will sell the most and much of the time you won't even get a credit for your images that are buried underneath a pile of poorly written text in some junk mail brochure that people consign to the recycling bin as quickly as possible.'Read More
'Having got my test rolls back and seen that they were perfectly fine, I thought it time to reveal my 'new' film camera, write about what it's like to use it and why I've decided after all this time (15 years) to go back to shooting with film.'Read More