Category: Gear

December 18, 2017 / / Gear

My old Nikon D810 has now taken a bit over 200,000 exposures, and I have had to replace both the rubber grip and the shutter. It still works and takes great pictures, but it was…

August 31, 2017 / / Gear

I recently bought my first second-hand lens, a vintage Nikon 135 mm f/2.8 AI lens which has been recommended by the Angry Photographer on YouTube. The lens was sold by Nikon between 1977 and 1986.…

February 27, 2016 / / Gear

Before I moved abroad I used to spend a day or so at the end of each year going through all the photos from the past year and have my favourite ones printed at Odenlab, a local…

December 18, 2014 / / Cambridge

I mentioned in my last post that I would talk a bit more about off-camera flash next. When you take flash photography with an on-camera flash it will create a very flat illumination of your subject,…

July 12, 2014 / / Gear

When I got my first prime lens I was enjoying the blurry backgrounds that the big aperture gave me. It allowed me to isolate the subject and minimise distractions. While those photos still have a…

April 18, 2014 / / Gear
March 30, 2014 / / Cambridge

This is my first blog post written some 12 kilometers up in the air. I’m on my way to Strasbourg for a few days. Unfortunately this medieval airline does not provide WI-FI onboard, so I’ll…