Category Archives: personal

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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As I write this post I’m thinking of one of my blog readers (this one is for you Karl) who, like me, has a distinct weakness for coastal scenes and seascapes. Not to mention pigeons and seagulls. Since I live by the West Sussex coast I have easy access to beaches, including Worthing, Brighton, and […]

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New photographers usually seek training for a number of reasons. They may be complete beginners with the need to fast-track their basic camera skills. Others may have been through this process and are looking to kick start their visual and spatial skills, perhaps in the run-up to a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Then there are the advanced […]

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Road cycling has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, or at least it has here in the UK. We’re finally seeing more coverage of the grand Tours including our own national race, the Tour of Britain. This year Stage 7 of the race brought the riders through Sussex, passing within 3 miles of […]

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