Raising the standard

These monochrome pictures were all taken with one of my favourite combinations when I had my Nikon cameras: the D800 and 50mm f/1.8 G. I really enjoyed using the ubiquitous standard lens with the excellent D800. Once I had got used to the fact that rather than twisting the barrel on a zoom lens to … Continue reading Raising the standard

ICM

  Intentional Camera Movement is a style of photography that does what is says on the tin. You move the camera whilst you take the picture. In most circumstances, blurred images are usually considered a photographic mistake. But done intentionally I find that ICM can be a useful aid to clearing a log-jam of imagination … Continue reading ICM

Open and Shut

It is important in monochrome images that the photographer can get his vision across to the viewer using only the attributes of that medium. The careful construction of an image should give visual weight to the components in the frame enabling the viewer to see what the photographer intended with his photograph. In the first … Continue reading Open and Shut

New Arrivals

My parcel from Wex arrived today (brilliant service as usual) and in it was my brand-spanking new Fujifilm X-T1 camera and two new lenses. The image below shows the X-T1 with my new XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS zoom lens attached, and behind it my  X-E2 with the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR … Continue reading New Arrivals

Fuji and Kaizen

As someone who is leaving Nikon to move to Fuji, I came across an interesting and gratifying comment made by Fuji managers Toshihisa Iida and Makoto Oishi when they met imaging-resource.com. At one point they were discussing the principal of Kaizen,which is the Japanese practice of continuous development of a project. The Fuji representatives said: Toshihisa Iida: Of … Continue reading Fuji and Kaizen