However desirable and functional the Leica M might be, it is perhaps not the first choice of camera for a motorsport assignment. As both an avid M shooter and a devotee of motorsport, especially classic/historic events, I thought I might offer some insight into my experiences of shooting with an M at the track, and […]
Leica is not like other brands. Most manufacturers boast about the sophistication of their technology and the latest features that help you take pictures with greater proficiency. Bragging rights come from more autofocus points, the number of frames per second, the sophistication of the in-camera processing. Not Leica. Here the emphasis is on simplicity and […]
This time of year (January/February) often sees the launch of new products from the leading brands and 2016 is no exception. We have already seen models released by Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Fuji and Leica offering ever more sophisticated features and improvements in technology, tempting us into thinking that somehow our existing cameras, which at the […]
Traditionally, the way I would acquire my software was to purchase it outright, usually as shiny disc in a big box, as a tangible, quantifiable product. This is certainly the way I prefer to shop in general, by which I mean buy something and have it – no strings attached.
Back in November I found myself at Tate Britain, looking at the work of the soon to be Turner Prize winning artist Duncan Campbell. This work was introduced by a reference to the philosopher and playwright Samuel Beckett and I was particularly struck by the quote “To find a form that accommodates the mess….”
You may have noticed that some photographers ‘tape’ their cameras. Odd that. Why, having spent often a considerable quantity of your hard earned on a lovely new DSLR, why would you then stick scrappy little bits of black tape all over it? There must be a reason; I have some theories to offer…
For the much of my career I have exercised a marked preference for working in monochrome, certainly for non commercial ‘independent’ work. There have been a number of reasons for this, including expense and convenience of workflow, but I believe the primary factor to be that of control. Colour film I found to be restrictive, transparencies […]
Without doubt film photography is enjoying a bit of a renaissance at present, and this might seem a little odd given that shooting and processing film is both more expensive and less convenient than working digitally. Now let’s be clear, this is not another article speculating as to which technology is ‘better’, film or digital. I […]