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Camera Stories Chapter 2: The Voigtländer Vitoret 110 and the Wannabe Secret Agent

March 11, 2024 - Being a child of the 1970s has its advantages, although now being in my fifties is not what I’d consider to be one of th...
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Camera Stories Chapter 1: The Halina 110 Auto-Flip - Where it all started

February 24, 2024 - While out on one of my regular walks around town recently, I bumped into an old colleague of mine from around 20 years a...
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Camera Stories: An Introduction to Obsession

February 13, 2024 - It’s fair to say that photography is in my blood. My father and grandfather were both keen photographers, the former bec...
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Prioritising the Shot: The Ethical Debate around Kevin Carter’s “The Struggling Girl”

November 04, 2023 - Something a little different this week. I thought I’d share an essay that I recently completed for my degree course, all...
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Seeing is Believing? Ghostly Goings-on in Photography

October 12, 2023 - The scene is one of my favourite places to take photographs, the time is around 6.30 am, and I’m sitting on a moss-cover...
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Iconic Fatigue Syndrome

August 29, 2023 - “We did the exact same things when we were young”, I said. I’m sitting in a café with a friend of mine who I have known...
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Let Me Take Care of That for You. Considering Artificial Intelligence in Photography

June 21, 2023 - “As far as I am concerned, this is not photography”, some opinionated guy said to his bemused friends. A lively discussi...
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Never Gonna Give You Up

June 12, 2023 - This week I find myself contemplating a photography decision I made a couple of years back. If anyone thought this post...
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To 'shop or not to 'shop

March 23, 2023 - That is the question? Well, it’s certainly a question and not one about hitting the high street or eBay with my increasi...
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Let the light in, but not through there

March 15, 2023 - A few weeks ago, a friend and I visited an unusual location to take some photographs. In the village of Purton in Glouce...
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

March 07, 2023 - Picture the scene. You’re in total darkness, holding a thin, delicate strip of plastic in one hand and a small bobbin th...
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A Matter of Pressure and Time

December 12, 2022 - They say that inspiration comes from the most unusual of places, and how this post came about is no different. I had jus...
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Style and Substance – the magnificent Rolleiflex TLR

December 01, 2022 - The most common question I get when people learn that I’m a camera collector, is “do you have a favourite?” I’ve never b...
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I Leica that very much

October 31, 2022 - Something happened in world of photography during the last couple of weeks, that I confess to being very confused about.
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For the Love of Hog

October 11, 2022 - It’s no secret that my two main interests in life are photography (who knew?) and wildlife, in particular the humble hed...
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So many cameras, so many more

September 27, 2022 - Those who know me well, will know that as well as being a photographer, a student, a would-be artist, and tutor, I am al...
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Blad Hassle - The Need to Always be Prepared

September 07, 2022 - As I write this post, I am sitting at the garden table outside the idyllic cottage that we are staying in while on holid...
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Artists who Inspire Me: Ansel Adams

July 22, 2022 - It’s difficult to talk about famous photographers to people who aren’t all that interested in photography, as most of th...
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Artists Who Inspire Me: Joel Meyerowitz

July 02, 2022 - I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to write about the artists who inspire me as a photographer. The first thin...
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In an Instant

May 30, 2022 - Several years ago, I noticed the something strange in an area of photography that I didn’t think would ever happen in th...
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Thinking in Black and White

May 24, 2022 - Has anyone ever said to you “You’re so black and white”, meaning that you are extremes with no in-betweens? If they have...
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Advanced Photo System – The Last Roll of the Dice

February 26, 2022 - I was recently helping a friend sort out her late father’s extensive camera collection so that it could be sold. Like ma...
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Reciprocity Failure and the Silver Lining

February 08, 2022 - Back in 2016, I had a momentary loss of control of my faculties and thought ‘why not have a go at shooting some film?’ I...
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You Must Have a Really Good Camera -  The Accessibility of Photography

August 24, 2021 - A friend recently asked how long I have been interested in/obsessed with photography and my answer was, as usual related...
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Expired Infrared Ektachrome Fail and Learning

June 17, 2021 - A couple of years ago I had a momentary loss of my faculties and bought 3 rolls of what is probably the most rare and my...
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The Pointless Debate - Film or Digital?

May 03, 2021 - I heard an age-old debate on the radio recently about the acceptable order of applying cream and jam to a scone in a tra...
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