How I Keep Photography Simple (Digital Edition)

The reasons I photograph are very straightforward, whether I use a film or digital camera, an SLR or a compact. I wrote about this in more depth recently, but the short version is - to roam the English countryside, to feel the immersion of the moment and the whole world being in the viewfinder, to… Continue reading How I Keep Photography Simple (Digital Edition)

Film Photography On A Shoestring

There are still many myths around how much it costs to get set up with film photography. I want to shoot a few more down. A while back I wrote about how to start start film photography for £27. Based on at least two of the three rolls of film I've just got back from the… Continue reading Film Photography On A Shoestring

Lens Love #1 – Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 M42

Lens Love is an ongoing series of posts about the vintage lenses I've used and loved most. The dry technical data and 100% corner crops of brick walls can be found elsewhere. What I'm more interested in is what specifically about a lens makes me love using it, and why I believe you should try… Continue reading Lens Love #1 – Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 M42

Preset Aperture Lenses – How They Work And Why You Need At Least One

Preset aperture lenses are different from standard lenses with a single aperture ring and set click stops. Here's how they differ, some of the reasons I enjoy using them, and why you should try them too. First, how they work.  There are different variations, but the feature common to them all is you preset not… Continue reading Preset Aperture Lenses – How They Work And Why You Need At Least One