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I've been a photographer for 40 years.
Nowadays, I do press photography part time, which means I don't photograph birds on twigs or traction engines. I sometimes do trains or sunsets, but there are more murders and fires here..
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  • Posted on: Canon EOS R6 Review

    I covered a siege in a street at night this week.

    25,600 ASA was perfect on a 5D3 for news use. That's a professional use. Would I shoot portraits for wall hanging at that, well no.
    • 28 Nov 2020 8:16PM
  • Posted on: 11 Things Photographers Can Do During The Coronavirus Outbreak

    I would add, study a book by a photographer you don't like! I used to be a fan of McCullin, but in recent years I've started to like Martin Parr. Something different can challenge you to take a different direction.
    • 27 Jun 2020 12:12AM
  • Posted on: 10 Safety Tips For Photographers When Traveling

    What is this overseas holiday thing? I'm confused...
    • 21 Jun 2020 12:13PM
  • Posted on: Top 14 Best Budget Portrait Lenses 2019

    Portrait lens? Didn't that used to be 85mm or thereabouts? I suppose 50mm is about that on crop sensor.

    In practice though, that's a rule meant to be broken. I've shot portraits with everything from 15mm to 200 mm on crop and full frame. How about the Canon 24 to 105 and equivalent lenses?
    • 8 Mar 2020 6:58AM
  • Posted on: The Camera That I Waited 50 Years To Own!

    I reckon it's an age thing.

    The demise of film means that plenty of stuff you once aspired to is now very affordable. The possibility of using it is irrelevant to me, the joy of owning something you once aspired to owning that was beyond your reach is enough.

    Then there's revisiting your youth. I would dearly love to have my old Pentax Spotmatic and MX back again.

    It's a bit like those (usually) blokes who collect space dollies .

    Nothing wrong with owning something you don't use. You can just enjoy them for what they are, magnificent engineering.

    Oddly, one of my early mentors, a local archivist used Exacta kit. It never did it for me!

    Now if you find a Bronica S2A lying around from my college days or an MPP monorail.
    • 21 Apr 2019 5:38PM

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