Return of the LX

Regular readers may recall my decision a few months back to sell the Panasonic LX5, as I wasn't using the camera. Most of the time when I needed a compact camera I was taking the Sony RX100 which is a great little camera and much more compact than the LX5 (when the filter adapter was … Continue reading Return of the LX

Broken Link in Silver Efex Book

I was recently contacted by someone who had purchased my Nik Silver Efex book but was having problems. I mention in the book that Nik provide a number of useful presets on their site which are free to download. These include a good Landscape preset and a faux infrared preset which is quite dramatic. There … Continue reading Broken Link in Silver Efex Book

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 … Continue reading Learning to Love your Location

A day at the Beach

Yesterday was a day out at the beach but not as you might expect. The beach in question wasn't really a beach but the tidal flats of Morecambe Bay. As not everyone reading this will be familiar with the area, here is a link to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morecambe_Bay The Bay has seen more than its fair … Continue reading A day at the Beach

Black & White Converter Update

In my last post I was vigorously outlining the benefits of the RX100 and especially the Low Light Hand Held mode. I also presented one of the images I had shot on my recent trip to France and which I had converted to Black and White using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. Well here is … Continue reading Black & White Converter Update

Best Compact Camera for Travel

In my previous blog post I mentioned how I now view the Olympus OMD as my perfect Travel Camera. And whilst this camera is a great package and quite small, it’s still a lot larger and heavier than a compact camera? On my recent trip to France however there were times when I wanted the … Continue reading Best Compact Camera for Travel

Another Bag Update

The weather here in the UK is absolutely glorious at the moment. This is especially unusual in the area where I live (Saddleworth) which is well known for being wet (and unfortunately for the Moors Murders back in the 1960’s). Yesterday I took full advantage of the weather and went for a 12 mile walk … Continue reading Another Bag Update

This Camera Rocks

First, I must apologise for the visual pun and poor quality of my humour. I also must admit to a rather strange fascination with rock and a desire to photograph rock. I can’t put my finger on why but I just love the texture and sometimes the colour of rock. The image above is typical … Continue reading This Camera Rocks

Sharing some Pictures

For today’s blog post I don’t want to do much more than share some recent images and rave about how impressed I am with the RX100 compact camera. I tend to forget this until I come to process some of the images that are lying around on my hard disk. All the images you see … Continue reading Sharing some Pictures

Microstock Update

Some time back I published a blog post saying that I wanted to test out the Microstock market using Compact and Micro 43 cameras. I already sell stock through a couple of “traditional” agencies who require I meet certain equipment standards. Interestingly these now allow the use of Micro 43 cameras providing they meet the … Continue reading Microstock Update