Tag : Sony

Photo Ninja- the best raw converter yet? I reckon…

Photo Ninja- the best raw converter yet? I reckon…

  The way to Art is through craft, not around it ~Ansel Adams We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~Ernest Hemingway Kia ora tatou/Welcome: I blame Grahame Sydney and Ansel Adams. As many of you know, I am anal about picture quality. In a sense this comes […]

Walking with ghosts. Treading the hall of memories.

Walking with ghosts. Treading the hall of memories.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt “A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not […]

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 Part 1

Eastern Europe Shootout-Sony NEX 7/Nex-5n/Alpha 77 Part 1

Warning: this is a LONG review, over 5000 words. For that reason I  have split it into three parts. This is the first. Kia ora tatou: There are any number of reviews of the latest cameras from Sony out there on the Internet, detailing the features, nuts and bolts and image quality of the latest […]

Tuscany-Finding the reality behind the cliché

Uh oh I’m in trouble Someone’s come along and burst my bubble.. -Shampoo (lyrics) No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public -H L Mencken – The problem (and the challenge) with being in photography is speaking with your own voice. There was a time when technical expertise was what separated […]

Praying for the end of time; of Changi and transit…

…So now I’m praying for the end of time To hurry up and arrive ‘Cause if I gotta spend another minute (with you) I don’t think that I can really survive… -Meatloaf (Paradise by the Dashboard Light) I really feel for Tom Hanks in The Terminal. I  really do. If there is a hell, for […]

The trials and tribulations of the Travelling Photographer…

Kia ora tatou: Recently I  had a  phone conversation with a keen club photographer, which went something like this: Hi Tony, I am going to Andorra next month and I was wondering if you could help me. UhUh… I was wondering which lens to buy, to take with me. Do you think I should take […]

A question of format..the panorama..

Kia ora tatou: Of late I have begun to think about format and its significance again. One format which has always fascinated me is the panorama and its practice. It is a topic I discuss at the Winterlight Workshops, one which is, of course, devoted to the question of landscape photography. Contrary to popular opinion, […]

Voices behind the wall

The first winds of winter Then let my name be called Traveller -Basho From time to time I think about those people who, having found the photographic path that works for them, and fascinated by it, compelled to follow it, do so happily for the rest of their careers. Lucky them. The remaining few of […]

Reflections …sometimes the devil is waiting behind the fence

I often wonder why so many of us are drawn to photography. I never cease to be fascinated by the reasons, by the motivations, and by all the myriad-and-one reasons why we take up photography. Over the years when I ask people why they have do it, some have answered confidently, while others have dithered […]

Journeying out, journeying back…

This image is nearly a year old but I am bringing it back for a reason. Perhaps it is because it has taken me all this time to begin to understand it, and perhaps it is because of the conversation I had yesterday which led to me hearing some absolutely fascinating information. Since writing about […]

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