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Goodby canon 60D, hello Olympus OM-D EM5

I'm back and enjoying my photography

An update on what I am shooting and the kit I am using to do it
03/11/2017 - 10:36 | Read More

Some big (good) changes happening

Those of you who have been with me some time will remember that I have constantly been seeking a compromise between lighter weight and acceptable performance, well my muscle wasting problems have been resolved and I'm changing things back! :D
21/07/2015 - 17:19 | Read More

Miner Bees with Aphids in their mandibles - Why, can anyone help?

I recently photographed two different species of Miner Bee with what looked like Aphids held in their mandibles. So far I have not ben able to get confirmation that anyone else has seen tis behaviour or what it is that is happening - can you help?
22/05/2015 - 17:37 | Read More

A change in approach to my photography

I've spent the last year or so re-evaluating my equipment taking account of my increasing physical restrictions and how I shoot my images. It has resulted in a rather surprising change to my equipment selection
01/04/2015 - 13:59 | Read More

A big change in my photography today

After much agonising I finally disposed of all my Olympus kit today (thanks Marc at London Camera Exchange Southampton High Street for sorting out a good deal). As I get older I am finding it more and more difficult to cope with even moderately heavy came
13/01/2015 - 22:05 | Read More

Permajet Textured Fine Art inkjet printer paper evaluation

My evaluation of these excellent papers is now published on e-photozine
20/11/2014 - 12:41 | Read More

Thoughts on photographing Bees in flight

There are many techniques for photographing bees in flight and over the years I must have tried most. This blog describes the method that works best for me. I hope you find it interesting and maybe of use
11/11/2014 - 13:53 | Read More

Cactus Flash Experiments

A recent location shoot convinced me it was time to review my hot-shoe flash system and as a result I now have the Cactus V6 + RF60 working alongside my FL600Rs
08/11/2014 - 15:23 | Read More

Nikon 1 V2 joins the family

I suddenly realised that I was slipping back into bad habits by buying longer and heavier lenses for "birding" so am trying a change of direction with the Nikon 1 V2 with the new nikkor 1 70-300CX. Read my thoughts here
27/08/2014 - 16:08 | Read More

Some thoughts on using the Olympus 50-200mk1 on the EM-1

Having used this "new to me but used" lens for a few weeks now, before and after firmware v1.4 I have put together some thoughts on how I am finding it
26/05/2014 - 15:13 | Read More