Minolta MD 50mm F1.7 Review

So I recently wrote an article about how to use vintage lenses on a mirrorless camera system. You can find that here.  Since then I’ve also been shooting with an old Minolta MD 50MM F1.7 lens. I have to say this is equally as good as my other manual vintage lenses. I’ve taken a range of ...

Using “Plickers” for questioning

This is my first post to do with teaching on my re-launched blog. I thought I would start with a tool I’ve been using for the last 12 months on a fairly regular basis. Plickers are a great tool for teachers who normally use mini whiteboards, traffic lights, etc. I used to enjoy using whiteboards – ...

Jessops #shareyoursummer2017 entry

Well today I got word that I’d won the weekly round of the Jessops #shareyoursummer2017 competition! This is great news and I’m so happy that I got my photo selected to go through to the final selection process. This means my photo will be displayed nationwide in all Jessops stores at the end of the ...

My first “Instameet”

Today I finally got round to meeting up with fellow Instagram users of the @igersbirmingham group. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered how many people would shoot on phones only, how many people were actual photographers for a living and even just how many people would turn up. I decided ...

My photo workflow

So today I decided to do something I do all the time. Take photos. But then I realised that people might not realise how easy it is to take amazing quality photos and get them onto your social media rather than using a phone camera or editing on a laptop/computer.  So my work flow involves ...

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro Review

So I’ve jumped away from Windows Mobile. I’ve decided I would try a Chinese phone. So I did a bit of research and then settled on the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro. It’s a smart looking phone for approx £100. They can be found on BangGood here, but be warned the prices change daily. So monitor ...

An honest review of Windows 10 Mobile on the Lumia 950XL

So back in November 2016 I decided to ditch my Samsung S6 and get a Microsoft Lumia 950XL in the sale. I got £180 for my S6 in trade and spent £289 on the 950XL with a Continuum dock included. My friend from work paid over £400 for the phone a year earlier and I ...

New web host and new site

Well those of you who have subscribed to my site before will probably have noticed the website now looks different and I’ve scrapped the content from the old site – most of which was out of date and really not relevant anymore. I will be (along with Rich) adding more content to the site over ...

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