Posts tagged with photography

  1. One Mount to Rule Them All?

    26 Sep 2018

    Source: Exciting times at the now annual Photokina trade show overnight where Leica, Panasonic and Sigma announced a new alliance based around Leica’s L-Mount. Along with the announcement of the alliance, came one of those dastardly ‘development’ announcements (announcing that a product is in development with further actual product…

  2. London’s Brutal Reality

    13 Feb 2018

    I like big blocks and I cannot lie. Big blocks of raw concrete, that is. And as a fan of concrete architecture, there are few cities better for appreciating this polarising material than London. From grand cultural buildings to small-scale functional infrastructure, raw concrete altered London’s post-war cityscape more than…

  3. Backup, backup (tell me what you’re gonna do now)

    26 Oct 2017

    3, 2, 1…it’s pretty simple! How many tech news and blog pieces must have begun with “In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack…” over the past few months. Unfortunately, data backup regimes aren’t top of mind, but in the wake of these malware attacks — and stirrings of more…

  4. From the Archives: X-Pectations

    18 May 2016

    From the Archives is a series of posts written some time in the past, although still relevant for photographers. This post was originally published on 13 June 2013 at How to Democracy in the wake of the launch of the Leica X Vario. I have resisted the urge to change…

  5. A Magazine from Blurb

    29 Apr 2016

    In my last post, I spoke about my most recent experience producing a Blurb photo book as a family album. The album was of a very high quality, however the price was on the high side. If you want you photographs in print (which you absolutely should) there is another…

  6. Pharma Film Review: Rossmann 200 & 400 35mm

    09 Apr 2016

    Rossmann 3er Spar-Pack (2014) There was a time when you could walk into any pharmacy and find an array of cheap 35mm film. Much of it was rebranded OEM film, some of it was cheaply-produced home brand stuff, but it was film nonetheless. Although the “1-HR PHOTOS” Kodak signs remain…

  7. Is There a Problem With Modern Lenses?

    20 Mar 2016

    New and old(er). Is newer betterer? In a rather surprising post, Petapixel (the patron saint of aggregated gear-oriented digital photographic clickbait) published (or reposted) an article challenging the photographic orthodoxy, the very orthodoxy that keeps the website in business through advertising. In this article, photographer Yannick Khong argues the problem…

  8. Things I Use: Voigtländer VC Meter II

    13 Feb 2016

    I own quite a bit of photography gear, but I am not a collector. Every item I own I use at one point or another. When I travel, so do my cameras. As a result, some of my gear is a bit cosmetically (and sometimes operationally) blemished. My Voigtländer VC…

  9. Hands-On Review with the Pacific Image PF120 Pro

    21 Oct 2015

    The Pacific Image PF120 Pro (left) with the Nikon Coolscan LS-5000ED Update — October 2016: I have since parted ways with my PF120 Pro. It developed a severe banding problem, was sent off to Taiwan for repairs, and received back around 2 months later. This repaired unit also developed banding.

  10. A Skeptical Approach to Cameras or: An Ode to the Leica M4-2

    31 Aug 2015

    Leica M4-2 by Andrew J. Cosgriff If you’ve gone hunting for a decent hi-fi setup anytime over the past two decades, chances are you have come across publications such as What Hi-Fi or Stereophile and cooed over their adjective-laden reviews of high-end equipment you’ve never heard of, “must-have” accessories you’ll…

  11. Photobook Review: The Lost Border

    05 Aug 2015

    This is the first of two reviews that follow along a similar path. Brian Rose’s The Lost Border: The Landscape of the Iron Curtain is a simply elegant book which visually charts that famous geopolitical fault line which existed in one form or another from 1946 until 1989.  Rose chronicles…

  12. About the Shot: Uetliberg 2:40pm

    05 Jun 2015

    Buy a print of Uetliberg 2:40pm and make Richard happy. My lasting memory of Zürich is visiting Starbucks, buying two coffees and walking out about AUD$20 poorer. Switzerland’s largest city is not a cheap place to visit, but it has a certain appeal. For one, there is its famous public…

  13. Travelling with Film: 7 (or so) Tips for Surviving the Airport

    23 Feb 2015

    [A]irports are sites where identity is confirmed or questioned; they are spaces of public display; they are contested zones where privacy and national security vie for priority; they are complex factories for the production of patriotism and the privilege of mobility. At the same time, airports can be considered as…

  14. Travelling with Film, Part I: The Gear

    15 Feb 2015

    61 days, 21 cities, 9 countries, 76 rolls of film. These were an amazing two months on the road (well, rails more often than not) with all the sights, sounds and intellectual stimulation that only Europe can provide. But when I tell people I shot 76 rolls of film, they…

  15. On the Road Again

    05 Nov 2014

    For the next few weeks, I’ll be in Europe, mixing up business with pleasure and study with leisure. It’s a strange sensation, going away to another continent, yet feeling as connected as ever via social media. This is something I want to actively avoid. Devices, as useful as the can…

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