Like many photographers ‘of a generation’, when I began using cameras, they used 120, 5×4 and 35mm. Over my photographic exploration, I used cameras from all the usual suspects and all the formats. I always had a liking for rangefinder cameras, and the Fuji 6×4.5, 6×7, and 6×9 cameras were wonderful. In 1999 I bought […]
Posts by David A.:
From mystic alchemic art to film, from film to digital, and then to mobile phones. What’s next in this continuous process of democratising Photography?
The need for a camera bag became an obsessional desire to find the perfect one. Flight, cases, Pelican cases, too many Billingham’s to remember. The TOG could well be the best bag I have tried.
My journey in photography began in the late 1950’s with a Kodak box Brownie, and in the next 50/60 years encompassed just about every make and type of camera. I photographed cars, planes, trains, musicians and cakes for money and fun, I traveled in Europe for travel companies and shot fashion in Paris and photographed […]
I bought my first Apple Macintosh, I think in 1985, and was amazed at how easy it was to use compared to other offerings. I moved through updates and models, along the way being offered a position at an art school because of the adoption by designers and photographers of the Mac platform and my […]
First impressions Very well made and designed. Catadioptric lenses are an acquired taste and dropped out of popularity once the novelty of the doughnut-shaped out of focus highlights became boring. They were pre-Bokeh obsessed photography, and there are a lot of people taking photographs out there who have never experienced the effect. I have used […]
In my film days, I worked with 5×4 for product and architectural shots, 120 for fashion, portraits and landscape, 35 mm for everything else. I mainly used Nikon and Leica starting with third party lenses updating to Nikon and Leica lenses as my photographs earned me more money. I always felt that the third party […]