Category Archives: personal

Olympus 60mm Macro for Travel Photography You may be wondering what possessed me to consider an Olympus 60mm Macro for travel photography (a broad description for anything touristy). After all, general street or walkabout photography is normally conducted with a wide to tele zoom or a prime lens giving us something like a 35mm equivalent […]

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The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday, and in keeping with my newly enforced policy of taking a few hours away from my desk each week I headed up the road just north of Chichester in West Sussex. Firmly in tourist mode, I was visiting a very special and unique place – the Weald and Downland […]

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We don’t seem to get much winter sun here in England these days, but Sunday was an exception. Having spotted the weather forecast I wasn’t about miss the chance to get out and feel the sunshine on my back, so I headed off to Worthing in West Sussex to do some shopping and enjoy a […]

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Some people dread their birthdays as they get older, and I think I’m one of them. I can remember the last 20 years clearly and they seem to have passed in the blink of an eye. It seemed there was all the time in the world to do the things I wanted to do in […]

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My role as a professional photographer involves quite a lot of meetings. I’m fortunate in that I have a pleasant meeting/viewing room at my home but given how much of my working week I spent in my office, I’d rather get out of the house. I’ve discovered all sorts of interesting and scenic places to […]

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Earlier in the week I was able to snare a very good deal on the Olympus MZ 75mm f1.8 lens – an optic I’ve been considering for some time.  This lens is of course designed for Micro 4/3 cameras and therefore offers an effective focal length (in 35mm terms) of 150mm. To many this will seem […]

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A couple of years ago I was having one of my periodic equipment clear outs, when I’ll identify any bits and pieces which I haven’t used much. These will then be sold to make way for the inevitability of new lenses and any other needs or wants. I remember taking a deep breath when I […]

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I always look forward to the autumn, it’s my favourite season, providing rich opportunities for both the recreational and professional photographer. The weather is generally mild and the profusion of golden trees makes the landscape bright and uplifting. That is, of course, providing we don’t have the storms which have become too much of a […]

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