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One lens to do it all

October 20, 2017 - I recently did a five week trip to Britain and Europe. As always, luggage is a problem and so on this trip I decided to...
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There's life in "old" cameras yet!

August 26, 2017 - Ok, I'll admit it. I want the new Nikon D850 so much I can taste it. This goes beyond gear lust - I'm in love. If the D8...
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The zoom ring does more than you think

July 18, 2017 - In my previous blog, I described my recent excursion to photograph the sunrise over the Swan River in Perth. After I'd f...
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Nailing those informal portraits

June 11, 2017 - I was recently contacted by a friend with a common problem. She needed to get some good photos of her son, who was all d...
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The sun isn't always the photographer's friend

January 30, 2017 - Back in the dark ages when I was young, people with cameras would love bright, sunny days. It's not surprising; lenses w...
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A new year's resolution - of sorts

January 15, 2017 - I haven't done all that much photography (or blogging) in the past year. It's not through conscious choice; I just don't...
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More people are shifting to Capture One!

August 01, 2016 - Back in February 2016, I wrote Capture One is a mixed bag... but I'm sticking with it about my initial experience with t...
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Consumer magazines are not the place for keen photographers to compare cameras

May 13, 2016 - Let me begin by saying that I'm a card-carrying fan of the consumer magazine, Choice. I've been a subscriber for years a...
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Shooting in raw format gives you more options than JPEG.

March 24, 2016 - Shooting your photography in raw format is really is worth the trouble. When making photographs many, maybe a majority...
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Not everyone appreciates feedback!

March 18, 2016 - I listen to a few podcasts (not all about photography, I might add) and have done so for years. So a few weeks back, I w...
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Capture One is a mixed bag ... but I'm sticking with it

February 17, 2016 - Back in December 2015, I wrote a blog piece entitled Yes Virginia - there IS an alternative to Lightroom. In it, I menti...
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Maybe plastic IS fantastic?

February 03, 2016 - Like a lot of people, I've tended to assume that metal is better than plastic. I think most of us have dismissed somethi...
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Trying to photograph owls

January 11, 2016 - Everyone likes owls, right? So when my step daughter announced that a family of owls had started roosting in the trees a...
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Controlled depth of field covers many an issue

December 31, 2015 - Most serious photographers, whether they be professional of enthusiast, like to control depth of field. For the uniniti...
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A great complement about my photography - and a reminder of the value of photographs

December 14, 2015 - A few days ago, I was saddened to learn that the husband of one of my camera club friends had passed away. I contacted m...
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Yes Virginia - there IS an alternative to Lightroom

December 07, 2015 - A glance back at my blog will reveal that I've been a fan of Adobe's Lightroom and use it almost exclusively for "post".
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Should we stop shooting after a few images?

November 01, 2015 - A few of mornings ago, I noticed a nicely backlit kangaroo paw flower in my garden. So I put my Tamron 90mm macro on my...
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The Salt of the Earth - a film about Sebastião Salgado.

October 12, 2015 - There don't seem to be all that many films made about photography and photographers - and those that are made are genera...
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Another way to archive your images?

September 18, 2015 - Any one whose known me any time, or who has suffered through this blog would know I’m big on preserving and cataloging i...
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Always look behind

September 04, 2015 - I recently did something I rarely do: I entered a competition. I guess that part of my motivation was the fact that for...
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I couldn't have put it better myself

July 13, 2015 - I'm no photography purist. I manipulate my images as I can illustrate with these before and after shots of the Imperial...
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Photography IS art

January 13, 2015 - On my morning walk, I often listen to podcasts, including This Week in Photo. TWiP 393 was entitled Is Photography Art?...
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A big photo walk

December 05, 2014 - I'm embarrassed (once again) to note that it's been a while since I blogged. Quite a while in fact: it was 1 October whe...
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Don't walk in high winds with a backpack

September 30, 2014 - Photography can be risky. I'm in Hobart, Tasmania at the moment, and today I went up to the summit of Mount Wellingto...
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Review: Capturing the Light

August 17, 2014 - We live in a world awash with cameras. I’m amazed to realise that between us, my wife and I have nine digital cameras. T...
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Sometimes it's better to zoom with your feet

July 15, 2014 - Almost all cameras have zoom lenses these days. There are exceptions: the Fuji X100s has a fixed 35mm equivalent lens. A...
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Adding to Lightroom collections

June 17, 2014 - Like most people of my generation, I took a lot of photographs during my teens and into adulthood. I'd process the black...
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Even boring images can be made more interesting

May 29, 2014 - I went on a morning photo walk with a friend this week, and came back with some (being charitable to myself) average ima...
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It's worth taking another look at your camera's menus

May 09, 2014 - I spent last weekend with some friends in Canberra's Southside Camera Club. Despite some not-so-great weather, we had a...
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Miscellaneous thoughts of a photographer has a new home

May 07, 2014 - Hi After gratefully using Blogger.com for some time now, I've decided to try setting up my own web page, and hosting...
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Fixing your geodata in Lightroom

April 22, 2014 - I guess we’ve all done it. With autumn approaching, we recently reverted to standard time from daylight saving time, and...
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Shooting in the dark

March 10, 2014 - Recently, I’ve done some shooting after dark. Two sessions produced work with which I’m reasonably, and one was a disast...
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A fifth mode on your DSLR?

January 17, 2014 - We're all familiar with the usual four modes on our digital cameras: program, aperture priority, shutter priority and ma...
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On the value of photographs (again)

January 03, 2014 - I know I've written about this before (and probably will again), but we must never underestimate the value of our photog...
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Gear for travelling

October 10, 2013 - My wife and I recently returned from a five week trip to Britain and France. Naturally, I saw this as a photo op as well...
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A week after I dropped my D800

June 01, 2013 - And a week after I dropped my D800 - with disasterous results, the reason is starting to show. When I fell, I obviously...
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