Lens whacking (aka free lensing) is a video technique where an old manual focus lens is used in front of a digital camera body, but not attached. The idea is that you can move the focus and let in light leaks. The beauty of this technique is that you get a really nice old fashioned […]Read More Lens Whacked
Moving from Nikon to Canon has had one benefit. It meant I could get an old EOS film body and get a couple of cheap lenses that I could use with my digital body and not have to run yet another system. That old film body was the 50E. The 50E is one of my […]Read More Welcoming Back an Old Friend
Time flies. Can’t believe it has been a few months since I last posted. To say I’ve been busy is an understatement, but, the first year of university is almost over and there’s plenty of news to come. Of all the excuses for not posting, not having any camera gear has been a pretty good […]Read More All Change.
Essay time is fast approaching and I have a choice of things to consider, but I’ve plumped for how photographer’s use colour. I thought it would be nice to reference some of the great photographers that present their work on the blogosphere. If you feel like you can spare a couple of minutes it would […]Read More To Colour or not to Colour
It’s been a while since I did any Kodak bashing, but the latest news from Rochester is that part of the business up for sale will include its consumer film emulsions. Interestingly, they still plan on producing motion picture film, and there is some debate about whether Kodak includes its professional films with its consumer […]Read More So Long, and Thanks for All The Films
It slipped under my radar did this, but Cecil Jacobs has gone into receivership. For those not familiar with these shores, Jacobs was one of the better high street photographic retailers. Not a major chain, but I’ve lived in two areas where Jacobs had stores and I have to say they were some of the […]Read More More Sad News
Of all the shots in my back catalogue, this is the one I’m proudest of. Taken six years ago, this was part of my first personal photo project. Taking advantage of the Government’s edict that parents could take a certain amount of unpaid leave to look after children, an opportunity presented itself where I needed […]Read More Portrait