NEW - smartphone photography dedicated blog - changes in reviewing practice.

As you may have noticed, I've been posting less than usual recently. This is because I've been having a think about what I want to do  with the blog. For various reasons, I have decided to split it and start up a new section.

As from today I will be writing about smartphone / tablet photography etc. In a separate blog here:-



The second important change I'm making is in the way I review cameras. I will still continue to write about my experiences with the gear I use on a daily basis as before, but in addition to that I will be writing some longer, more detailed articles about my various cameras for those looking for more specific information on the merits of the various options that are available to us as photographers.

This will bring me more in line with what others are offering on their blog and review sites. Up to now I've always been more concerned with making my reviews long term and more like a diary of use rather than an analytical review. As I've indicated, that diary element will still carry on, but I will, after using a piece of gear for some time, take a serious look at it's virtues and flaws. To this end I'm currently working on an article comparing the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + m.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 lens with the Fuji X-T1 + 16-55mm Fujinon f/2.8. This will be from the point of view of "is this pro or just pro-spec' perspective that I am able to offer.

And this comparing of like with like or even comparing different options will also be a part of what's happening here in the future. Because, while I'm still a busy working professional photographer, I do really enjoy writing these articles and I get a lot out out of it. So, I've decided that I might as well take it further and offer my own particular take on gear. I still intend to be as honest and 'straightforward' as I have been in the past, but adding to that I will be including more technical comparative discussion of what a camera or lens offers. It does of course add to my workload and means getting round to editing all the images I currently have waiting gets put on the back burner again. But doing what I enjoy and my sanity are more important than forcing myself through the endless grind of editing, captioning, keywording and uploading, which is the lot of the professional stock photographer. And if you want me to keep buying and reviewing the latest gear, don't forget to click on those Google ads. I helps me buy the large amounts of gear I use and it costs you nothing.