This week for the Photo Challenge, Kirsty suggested that we innovate and cobble together some lighting equipment out of household bits and bobs. Before I explain my method, here’s what I achieved. This picture actually involved three cameras, some drinking straws, and lots of glue. I used the through-the-viewfinder (TtV) technique. The small camera in […]Read more "Through the viewfinder"
Ed, a good friend of mine is a railway photographer. He often takes trips to various industrial locations around the country to photograph diesel locomotives pulling different freight trains, and on his most recent jaunt to the Midlands he invited me to tag along. While I have no specific interest in trains, I do like big machinery and […]Read more "Chasing the Class 60"
Released 1976 I try to only buy cameras that do something different to ones I already have. Given that I already have an AE-1 Program and an A-1, this AE-1 offers no advantages. However, I got it for a bargain price! At a glance Lens Canon FD mount Film 135 Focus SLR split screen & […]Read more "Canon AE-1"
I’m a fan of cycling grand tours such as le Tour de France. This year I was lucky enough to be able to watch three stages of it in France. Needless to say, I took my camera but unfortunately I’m quite disappointed with the results. The reasons are (in descending order of importance) poor technique, poor […]Read more "Photographing le Tour de France"