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Camera, Lens, Accessory and Image Awards 2013

December 16, 2013 - As the shutter curtain of time snaps shut on the sensor of destiny, the time has come for this blog to give its second a...
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The Olympus E-M1: Micro Four Thirds comes of age?

November 06, 2013 - A full review of the Olympus E-M1 would take many thousands of words and involve a discussion of many thousands of possi...
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Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Review: "The Hammer"

November 02, 2013 - I have nicknamed this lens "The Hammer" because it nails just about everything. It's that good. There's no need to read...
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One Year On & This Blog is Changing

July 05, 2013 - A year ago this week, when I first started blogging, my idea was simple: I would share all aspects of what I was doing p...
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The Price of (technical) Perfection

June 21, 2013 - Disclaimers first: we all know that creative vision is more important than technical perfection: Steichen would have bee...
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Leica M240 - The Final Inspection: Does it Pass Muster?

June 14, 2013 - After many weeks and thousands of frames shooting with the M240 - and having thoroughly tested the performance of every...
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Burtynsky, Bailey, Becker, Carlos Clarke, Danziger, Friedlander, Jones Griffiths, Kander, Maisel....

May 09, 2013 - ....Roberts, Swannell: some really big name bargains to be had! There's an amazingly rich and varied auction of contemp...
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DXO Mark lenses on D800 - My Real World Response

March 28, 2013 - As I noted in last week's post, I have always found DXO's Sensor Scores to be a very reliable guide to the performance o...
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A Reader Writes....

March 16, 2013 - "You make us all envious with your access to top of the line gear (Phase, Leica, Nikon, Canon), but it seems you still a...
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Caveat Emptor

January 26, 2013 - High-end camera gear is expensive so, when making a decision to buy it, there are further questions to ask beyond 'how d...
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Snow? Go!

January 19, 2013 - I can't run the tests I was hoping to for this week's post - snow has stopped play and there's a blizzard whirling outsi...
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Camera, Lens, Accessory and Image Awards 2012

December 29, 2012 - As the old man of time is chased out by the new-born babe of destiny, the time has come for this blog to give its inaugu...
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The Annual Photovoice Auction of Exceptional Photographs

November 09, 2012 - A few years back I got involved with the charity Photovoice. I give time, money, prints and advice, and I get a great de...
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Some Useful Books for Fine Art Photographers

November 02, 2012 - Successful Fine Art Photography is one of the most difficult genres to master. Having put in the mandatory 10,000 hours...
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Six Months of the D800: did it deliver?

October 27, 2012 - "This is the future I've been waiting for" - that was my first reaction on seeing the announcement of the D800 (especial...
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Leica 50 R Cron on Nikon Mount with Leitax Adapter.

October 18, 2012 - Lenses are such personal things: most of us start buying them as part of a kit, almost accidentally gaining something th...
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Frieze Masters: How to be a Big Name Fine Art Photographer

October 10, 2012 - Few galleries in the world have sufficient reach across the history of art and its various genres to achieve the witty j...
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The new Leica M: I'm in.

September 18, 2012 - A few months back, after several years of love/hate (mostly love) I sold my M9 but, not being a total fool, I kept my lo...
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Guest Photographer: Jono Slack

August 28, 2012 - In the introduction to this series I said, as part of my attempt to define Fine Art Photography, that it largely exclude...
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What is Fine Art Photography?

August 16, 2012 - How to Lose Friends... I am about to launch an ongoing series of Guest Photographers here on the blog and before I show...
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Visual Memory: Seeing the Past in the Present

August 07, 2012 - Nature has programmed us all to have a keen sense of recognition. Faces, places, paths, plants, animals: we need to be a...
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Visual Humour and Irony

July 18, 2012 - I'm not a huge fan of street photography: after years of hanging around forums, I've learned that threads with titles li...
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Drive-By Shooting

July 12, 2012 - Travelling by car in a foreign land is fascinating and frustrating in equal measure, with the landscape and light often...
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