Elan Valley

May 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
"The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang aft agley" - Robert Burns, 'To a mouse' So said the bard, and so it happens often when planning a photo excursion. I've been to Elan Valley once before - last year - for the Dambusters walk with one of the rangers. I'd made up my mind then that when I came back it would have to be an overnight stay b...
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"Do you edit your photos?" ... Bah!

May 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I was at a friend’s house recently exchanging pleasantries with some acquaintances. As it happens my friends have a few photographs I’ve taken of their young daughter framed and displayed about the place, and these have garnered some praise from friends and visitors alike. Being the author of these images and present on the day, there was some inev...
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Fuji X-T1 vs Olympus OMD-EM1 vs Canon 70D

May 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
So here’s my painstakingly compiled shoot-out comparison between the Fuji X-T1, Olympus OMD-EM1 and the Canon 70D. Remember a lot of this is just my opinion/conclusion based on all the reviews/videos that I have looked at online. But it helped me immensely in my decision-making process so if it can help someone else as well then thats great! The ta...
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The mirrorless debate

May 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A hot topic these days is the debate on whether to switch to a mirror-less system The argument has been brewing for a few years now but up until late 2013 DSLRs had a sufficient edge to relegate the ‘mirrorless marauders’ to ‘noisy newbie’ status and not ruffle the feathers of the ‘serious shooters’. That changed with the arrival of the Fuji X-seri...
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Learning resources

December 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
One of the most common questions I get asked is about resources to learn more about photography. Now first I need to add a disclaimer - on no level do I claim to be an expert or professional photographer. I have had no formal training in photography and am completely self-taught. This does of course give me a unique perspective on how to learn thou...
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