Friday image No.017

It's back to images from my Filey trip for this week's Friday image. This was shot from Filey brig and is a long exposure taken during the day. It's a 6 second exposure which I captured on the Olympus EM5. I used a Hi-Tech 8 stop ND filter from their ProStop IRND range (here is … Continue reading Friday image No.017

I have no will power

A couple of weeks back I was out with my friend Steve (who is also an Olympus EM5 owner) and we were discussing just how good this camera is. At the time we agreed that we didn’t want for anything so would stop all this chasing around after new kit and just work with what … Continue reading I have no will power

Infrared Filters

Over the weekend I published my spring newsletter. Those of you who subscribe and who have had an opportunity to read the latest issue will know that the main article explores the options for infrared photography (including some that cost very little). As I was writing this it got me thinking that I wanted to … Continue reading Infrared Filters

When is an A Series Filter not an A Series Filter

I want to share with you a valuable lesson about filters. Those of you reading this blog regularly will no doubt be aware of the importance I place on the use of filters, particularly ND Graduated filters, for Landscape Photography. For some time I have wanted to try out the reverse ND graduated filters that … Continue reading When is an A Series Filter not an A Series Filter

A new lens in the bag

To be totally honest, it’s actually two new lenses in the bag. The first is a 14mm prime which I picked up very cheaply. It was originally part of a Panasonic G series camera kit, but was sold separately having never been used (there are a lot of these on the market at present). The … Continue reading A new lens in the bag

Super Sharp 60mm

I think I have mentioned previously that I recently purchased a 60mm Olympus Macro lens for use with my EM5. At that time I hadn’t had the opportunity to use it but I finally put the lens through its paces during my visit to Acadia National Park in the US. Here are my thoughts having … Continue reading Super Sharp 60mm

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 … Continue reading Big Print from a Little Camera

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

I’m Getting Closer

Firstly I want to say there has been a great response to my previous post about my search for a Micro 43 bag. Thanks to everyone who has added comments and to those who have emailed me with various suggestions. I really appreciate your help and there have been some great ideas which I am … Continue reading I’m Getting Closer

Photo Acute Photography Software

Every so often you come across a piece of software that redefines what you accepted as the rules of photography. Something that makes you think how on earth did they do that. Well I may have stumbled across such a software package and it’s called Photo Acute. In brief this is a software package to … Continue reading Photo Acute Photography Software