Photo of the Day – 11 January 2017: Ranunculus

Posted on 15th January 2017 by Admin under Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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The light in the middle of winter can be glorious.  The sun, if it shines, never gets that high in the sky and spreads its warm tones throughout the daylight hours.  The downside is that at this time of year it all too often hides itself away behind dense cloud.  After a string of successive […]

Transition to Fuji – Part 2

Posted on 30th December 2016 by Admin under Comment, Equipment
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The Candidates Assemble At times my quest to find a new camera system has felt something akin to a series of “The Apprentice”.  I cannot take that analogy too far, though.  At the start of each series of the TV programme there are always the no hopers and braggarts.  The former get weeded out quite […]

Transition to Fuji – Part 1

Posted on 22nd December 2016 by Admin under Comment, Equipment
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  For me, the least interesting thing about an image is the camera which was used to take it.  Which is not to say that the camera’s role is unimportant.  Clearly that is not the case.  Nor that cameras are uninteresting.  Our choice of camera does, though, have an effect on how we take photographs […]

Photo of the Day – 17 September 2016: Eye to Eye With Bowie

Posted on 20th September 2016 by Admin under Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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This month’s photo walk organised by the RPS London region took place in Brixton. I went along partly because I used to work there many years ago and had not been back since. As much as anything, I wanted to see how the place had changed. Photographically, it was not as productive as the RPS […]

The Way We Were – Part 2

Posted on 18th August 2016 by Admin under Equipment
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Part 1 of this article can be found here. Introduction This is the second instalment of my article about using Olympus OM lenses on a Fuji X-E2 body.  My purpose was twofold.  The first was to see how older lenses compare to their modern counterparts and the other was to see how useful the X-E2’s […]

The Way We Were – Part 1

Posted on 12th August 2016 by Admin under Equipment
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Back in the day, I had an Olympus OM system, chosen because it was light and compact.  Mind you, that was a benefit which quickly evaporated once a couple of bodies and a few lenses found their way into my bag.  I shot with that gear for nearly 20 years, film equipment not experiencing the […]

Photo of the Day: 5 August 2016 – Life Force

Posted on 6th August 2016 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Photograph
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I never cease to be amazed at the seemingly impossible places plants will find to grow.  This man made structure might not seem to be the most promising of locations, but somehow nature has found a foothold there.  That plant on the right of shot might be tenacious, but its purchase can only be temporary.  […]

Geotagging

Posted on 2nd August 2016 by Admin under Equipment, Software, Technique
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I can be a bit slow sometimes, really I can.  A case in point is my Olympus E-M10, which I have owned for more than two years.  Yet it was only a few days ago that I realised it had a feature to tag images with the location where they were taken.  In my defence, […]

Star Gazing

Posted on 17th July 2016 by Admin under Astrophotography, Comment, Equipment, Photograph, Technique
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A while back I saw some landscape photographs which were truly remarkable.  They had been taken in Southern England at night, but these were not dark pictures and the Milky Way was vividly lit up in the sky, seemingly illuminating the landscape below.  I have seen similar images from elsewhere in the world where the […]

The Camera Rules – Part 2

Posted on 21st June 2016 by Admin under Comment, Equipment, Photograph
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  The first part of this article can be found here. It is a camera where the battery life is so poor that the manufacturer supplies a spare and it is unlikely that any more than 50 shots will be possible from a single charge.  Heavy users regularly carry half a dozen or more batteries.  […]