The Lightweight Photographer Bulks up


No I haven’t gone mad, but I do need a bigger camera - sometimes! Some of you reading this will recall my decision a few months back to sell my Canon 5D MKII and switch to an Olympus OMD EM5. At the time I felt the EM5 would give me the quality I needed but [...]

Learning to Love your Location


One of the things that I love about compact cameras (aside from the great quality you can now achieve with some of the “Pro” models) is that they are easy to carry. They are light and fit easily into your pocket or bag. This makes them the ideal photographer’s tool to have ready to hand [...]

Keeping it Real


Over recent years I have noticed an increasing trend towards what I would call Unbelievable Realism in photography. To my mind, this is most noticeable (and objectionable) in the area of Nature and Landscape Photography. If you are wondering what I am talking about, it’s the amazing colours and saturations that seem to dominate, increasingly [...]

New Image Factsheet for Download


I'm sure some of the regular readers will recognise the image above as I have posted it in the past. My reason for posting it again here is to let you know that the image processing fact sheet to accompany this is now available for free download from the Lenscraft website. Download Image Factsheet Now [...]

Big Print from a Little Camera


Here's something that I have wanted to do for a long time, produce a large print from a Micro 43 camera. When I say large, this one is 62" x 25". As you can see from the picture here, the print is just a few inches short of the length of the Sofa (which is [...]

The Lightweight Portfolio


If you read this blog regularly, you will no doubt already know, that I try to base my entire approach to photography around being lightweight. This includes lightweight equipment, simplified workflows and even simple editing tools. Einstein had it spot on when he said that you should make everything as simple as possible, but no [...]

Lightweight Approach to Architecture


It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted to do architectural photography that you needed to be looking at cameras or lenses that would provide tilt and shift facilities. How the world has changed. Yes, correcting convergence and shift problems is better within the camera but it’s also very costly, especially when compared to [...]