Category Archives: personal

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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We had a couple of new arrivals in the office last Friday and over the weekend I had the chance to give them both a quick test drive. The first of these, the Panasonic GM1, is a fascinating camera. As some of you will know, it’s absolutely tiny (a bit smaller and lighter than the […]

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Shoreham Air Show 2014 was gratifyingly busy, with crowds of locals and aircraft enthusiasts making the journey to the small West Sussex fishing village of Shoreham By Sea. The setting for the annual RAFA Air Show is of course Shoreham Airport, a quaint and historically important 1920s airfield lying between the port and the A27 […]

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I live about 35 min drive from the city of Chichester in West Sussex, and after an early start I had time to head to the beach for a brisk walk. Brisk was certainly the word – despite the fact it’s August we’re having a cool snap here in the UK so it was boots […]

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