Panoramic Photography Update

Recently blogged about my lightweight (and to some extent cut price) alternative to using a Panoramic head. By combining a Macro focussing rail (purchased from Amazon for an unbelievably cheap price) with an L-Bracket I was able to position my camera vertically and rotate it around the nodal point to avoid parallax error. Parallax error … Continue reading Panoramic Photography Update

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

Lightweight Panoramic Set-up

Not too long ago I related how I had been struggling with the small size of my Olympus OMD EM5 when using it on a tripod. My solution to this had been to buy the two part grip and also to use an L-bracket from Novoflex. The Novoflex bracket wasn’t required to solve the size … Continue reading Lightweight Panoramic Set-up

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 … Continue reading The Lightweight Photographer Bulks up

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

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

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 … Continue reading The Lightweight Portfolio

Comparing RAW Converters

In case you weren’t already aware, not all RAW converters are equal. Some are quite automated and easy to use whilst others have lots of options and take a lot of effort to achieve the best image. The other day, someone contacted me about my recent Photoshop book and asked if I would consider a … Continue reading Comparing RAW Converters

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