I've lost count of the number of cameras I've owned over the past 35 years. Some, like the Sony RX100 Mark I, were good friends. Others, like the Canon EOS 300, were just brief flirtations. Yet more are long forgotten, like the anonymous APS which I used for a few years in the late 1990s. … Continue reading How many cameras do you own?
So what constitutes a normal lens anyway? Many people will tell you that normal means 50mm or so, at least on a full frame camera. But that image at the top of the page? That was shot on 35mm film using a 58mm lens - significantly longer than most people think of as normal. Featured … Continue reading What’s ‘normal’ anyway?
There, I've said it. I learned to shoot using a prime lens. It had a 58mm field of view - far too narrow for a standard lens - but for several years it was all I had. I learned to live with its restrictions, but then when I got my first zoom lens, I immediately … Continue reading I love prime lenses
I'm a good photographer. Really. But I'm a better storyteller. And while photo sharing websites - Flickr, Instagram, Facebook - do a great job of showcasing individual images, they're not nearly as good at telling stories. I started taking photos in 1983. The camera was a Zenit E. A very basic camera, not particularly aspirational, … Continue reading How I got here