More Panasonic G9 Photography

It was a bit last minute, but I met up with a friend last night in the Peak District. I took along the Panasonic G9 to continue my re-immersion into the world of micro 43. As usual, it didn’t go entirely to plan but there was a brief period of 5-10 minutes where the clouds … Continue reading More Panasonic G9 Photography

Update on my Micro 43 Challenge

Last week I spoke about my overlooked Panasonic G9 micro 43 kit and how I was challenging myself to shoot with it through June. Well, I may have failed depending on how pure you view my challenge. You see the weather here has been hot, dry, and sunny for the past week. This has caused … Continue reading Update on my Micro 43 Challenge

My Overlooked Landscape Photography Kit

Last weekend I drove to the Lake District to meet a friend and shoot around some of the peaks around Borrowdale. Our first climb wasn’t a long one. The entire circuit was only 3.5 miles, but it was steep both up and back down. At the end of the day, I think we had clocked … Continue reading My Overlooked Landscape Photography Kit

Skills Playing Catchup

Have you ever felt like one element of your photography runs away from the rest? This seems to be a constant problem for me, and this image is a great example. New Brighton Lighthouse, Wallasy. I shot this image in 2014 with my Olympus EM5 micro 43 camera and the Olympus 12-40 lens at 12mm. … Continue reading Skills Playing Catchup

It’s Only Taken me 20 Years

This week I did something that I’ve never done before and which I’ve been meaning to do for 20 years. I photographed the sunset on Standedge near where I live. It took me all of 5 minutes to drive to the parking to meet a friend. Despite this location being so close, and that I … Continue reading It’s Only Taken me 20 Years

My Infrared Photography Secret

Holme Fell, Lake District. Fuji XT2 converted to Infrared

Last week I shared an image I shot coming off Holme Fell in the Lake District at the end of a long day. This week I want to share a second image which I also shot on Holme Fell. View from Holme Fell. Fuji XT2 with 18-135 lens. I shot this using a Fuji XT2 … Continue reading My Infrared Photography Secret

I’m Pleased I Saved My RAW Files

Limestone pavement on the slopes of Whernside.

I bought my first digital camera around 2004. It was a Canon 300D which came with a basic kit lens and cost £899. At the time I agonised for a few months between buying this camera and the slightly more expensive Hasselblad Xpan II and 45mm lens. I sold the 300D in 2006 as soon … Continue reading I’m Pleased I Saved My RAW Files

Missing Manchester and City Photography

Manchester City Centre at Night. Canon 400D with Sigma 10-20 lens

Before taking up photography full time I usually worked for large organisations. Sometimes I was a paid employee and other times freelance. I’ve been lucky to work in some wonderful locations around the world, but my favourite is probably Manchester where I started and finished my career. But even though I’ve left the corporate world … Continue reading Missing Manchester and City Photography

A Mid-Week Photo Walk with a Difference

Last weekend I headed onto the local moors for a longer walk and some much-needed exercise. When you usual walk around 15-20km over sometimes quite steep ground, walking around the village for an hour doesn’t keep you fit. During the recent restrictions I’ve found my fitness suffering and I’ve noticed my asthma returning so it … Continue reading A Mid-Week Photo Walk with a Difference

I Now Know Where This Is

Last week I shared an infrared image that I’d recently found on my hard drive, but which wasn’t in my image library. This week I’m sharing another image that I shot a short distance from the last one. In fact, if you look at last week’s image, you can see this tree about 100m behind … Continue reading I Now Know Where This Is