Category Archives: Blog

The Driving Force

  The Driving Force – It’s that bare time when the Christmas tree, decorations and unused wrapping paper get assigned to the boxes, cupboards and lofts, not to see the light of day until September when the TV adverts remind us that Christmas is a mere day or two away. Due to an ‘orrible lingering cold…

A Year in Photographs

Reflecting back As Christmas approaches I was reflecting back on the year and decided to use my post display a photo per month chosen from shoots, workshops and personal days throughout 2016. It was quite hard to choose just a single image from so many photographs, especially as it has to represent the whole month.…

On Composition

On-Composition Good composition is one of the most challenging topics of discussion and debate on many photographic workshops. I have lost count how many times I have read on participants’ booking forms preceding the workshop that they are okay with the camera technicalities but want to address how to improve their composition. From a tutor…

Fuji X-T2

Fuji X-T2 Review It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was reviewing a year as custodian of the cherished and much loved Fujifilm X-T1 (aka Thunderbird 1) compact systems camera (CSC). My praises were based solely on the user experience of what was then the flagship Fuji – and undoubtably their jewel in the…

Right & Wrong

We watched with keen interest last night the film “The Imitation Game”. The story is about how a machine was built to assist the breaking of the Enigma code during World War Two. It had a massive impact on covert communications and information being transferred, which ultimately helped to change the outcome of the war.…

Is it good to upgrade?

It’s just over six months since I highlighted the virtues and fun of using the Fujifilm X series camera and a whole year since I first took ownership of the flagship XT1 model. This month’s post is in the form of a user update with a strong photographic message buried within. You may remember, I…

Bluebell Blues

I am sure I am not alone when I admit to getting quite down from time to time about my photographic exploits and sometimes the battles of life in general, especially in the pursuit of photographic genius. We only have to watch a national news bulletin for 10 minutes and our whole mood can swing…

The elusive next level!

Next level? Searching for the elusive next level often gets bandied around like it’s an achievable goal. A hope that by stepping up a level will lift us to a better photographic status. The amazing thing is when you meet somebody with maturity in any field, they generally play down any notions of being on…

Artistic Herbs!

  I like to read books. Non-fiction mainly, as well as historical and modern-day books about art and photography image making in particular. I recently read a book where the artist hardly mentioned the medium (photographic) he uses to make his images, preferring instead to concentrate his writings on how he expresses his art rather…