Recently I’ve heard quite a lot about “tilt-shift” photography, or “fake miniature” photography. Done with a proper tilt-shift lens, you can mess with the lens to make a real scene look like a model. It’s also possible to fake the effect in post-processing, which is what I’ve been concentrating on since I don’t have aContinue reading “Toytown”


Today’s sunshine found Hana and me on the Downs for a picnic. As usual I brought the camera and managed to snap this photo of a bird taking off. Unfortunately it’s not in perfect focus because the autofocus on this Tamron 70-300mm lens can only be considered fast by glacial standards. Fortunately, this cyclist passedContinue reading “Takeoff!”

Review – Tamron 70-300mm lens

Recently I bought a Canon EOS 450D from Jessops. They were running a bundle deal, and it came with a Canon 18-55mm lens and a Tamron 70-300mm lens. The long zoom was quite an important aspect to me, since I had upgraded from a Fuji S9600, with a huge range in focal lengths. I’ve nowContinue reading “Review – Tamron 70-300mm lens”