1. 100 Most Influential Images of All Time

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    Harry Benson didn’t want to meet the Beatles. The Glasgow-born photographer had plans to cover a news story in Africa when he was assigned to photograph the musicians in Paris. “I took myself for a serious journalist and I didn’t want to cover a rock ’n’ roll story,” he scoffed....
  2. On Safari

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    Well, I’d be lying if I said this is from the sprawling savannah of Africa…the lush greenery probably gives that away, but this is a photo from a recent trip with my dad to Knowsley Safari Park on a big cat photography morning. We thought it would be a bigger...
  3. Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII

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    Phew, that’s a mouthful – what on earth do all those letters and hyphens stand for? Anyway, the OM-D E-M1 MkI was a success and three years later Olympus have souped up the technology buttons to 11…(in Spinal Tap terminology) To throw a few figures out there, it’s got 25% more...
  4. Where on earth have I been…

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    Mostly coughing a lung after being coughed at in the face by a 16 month old. Like a great river, there’s an ebb and flow in the life of a blog, and there’s no doubting there’s been an ebb, as real life got in the way, which is a shame,...
  5. Leica M-D

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    Is there a doctor in the house? The new Leica has had some amputations. Only Leica could repackage the current M digital rangefinder camera removing the rear monitor and menu system and sell it as “pure photography” and make it £700 more expensive. An homage to film they say –...
  6. Still a reason why it’s known as Fujifilm

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    The Fuji X series of camera’s were a shot in the arm for Fuji as a digital camera manufacturer, stealing inspiration from Leica in the retro-tastic X100, at a fraction of the cost and adding a host of additional features over its German doppleganger. Whilst the X series goes from...
  7. Sony’s A7’s Flawed? – Well allow me to retort…

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    Pro photographer…aka…Sator has let rip on the Sony A7 series of mirrorless full-frame cameras claiming, in his opinion that focusing (forgive the pun) on technical wizardry instead of photographic excellence will lead to the ultimate demise of the system, once the public fever over its full-framery loses its shine. He...
  8. The Photography Show 2016

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    Long time no see dear reader, but life catches up, and more sleep is always required. I visited The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham this week to pick up and handle a few different camera’s at the same time – albeit with some shuffling between exhibitor stands and...

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