Panasonic GM1 First Thoughts

As regular readers will know, I recently splashed out on the purchase of a Panasonic GM1 camera. If you are not familiar with the GM1, it is possibly the smallest Micro 43 system camera that you can buy. My thinking was that I would use it as a backup to my main Olympus EM5, a … Continue reading Panasonic GM1 First Thoughts

Friday image No.019

Following my last post where I was sharing my first experiences of the Olympus 25mm lens, I thought I would share another image. I shot quite a few images that I would class as "texture" but I found this brickwork particularly fascinating. The salt crystals corroding the bricks make a great pattern and the lens … Continue reading Friday image No.019

Friday image No.018

This is another of my images from last week's London trip. For those of you not familiar with the skyline, the large domed building is the Gherkin. And the building in front of it covered in ducting and cranes is Lloyds of London which I'm sure must be pretty well known around the world (if … Continue reading Friday image No.018

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