1. Repair shop

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    My Pentax K7 is in the repair shop, receiving I hope some love and attention. I bought the K7 in March and have been using it regularly. At the time, I was torn between a dSLR and a mirrorless type camera, as my previous camera was the Leica D-Lux 4....
  2. Protest America

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    Well, as promised in my last post I did walk on the wild side of London and visited the tented village of Occupy London protesters who have set up camp outside St. Pauls cathedral. It was actually a really interesting visit both photographically and from a personal point of view...
  3. Street walker

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    I’m considering a walk on the streets of London, to the gritty grime filled lanes that only the city can provide. I like the human interest and detail in good street photography, or document photography. In an earlier post I referenced Walker Evans, who had a great eye for detail...
  4. Forty five degrees

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    Sometimes, we all have to look at things from another point of view. Sometimes our hand is forced and we have to choose the only way, but sometimes we have all the options in the world to choose from and making the decision to shoot a certain way is half...
  5. How many black cats crossed your path?

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    Another cribbed image from the pages of Retronaut website (link below), which again I say (and I’ll keep saying it until you, dear reader take note!) is worth a regular visit. On todays visit for instance I found this collection of photos in Life magazine from 1961. Black cat auditions...
  6. The little guy

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    Following on from my last post about having any camera with you, regardless of the technical quality as being the most important thing, it made me think of a photographer that I came across via Steve Huff’s website, when reading a review of the Ricoh GR III, which is a...
  7. The camera you have with you

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    It’s an old quote that the best camera you have, is the one you’ve got with you. This means these days everyone has a camera at the ready to capture a moment, as mobile phones, even the basic ones have cameras… What’s more, if you have a smart phone, like...
  8. Walker Evans Cuba

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    A new book is available in conjunction with J. Paul Getty Museum exhibition on the work of Walker Evans and of his time in Cuba, rubbing shoulders with Ernest Hemingway. Best known for his work at the time of Great Depression and often credited with depicting subjects through his viewfinder...
  9. Macro mode

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    The last week of the intermediate photo course at the Oxford School of Photography came to close at the Rusty Bicycle pub in Oxford, where we promised to continue our groups efforts and to make a book of the groups best course work. So far, so good – we’ll see...

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