Category: Photography

World Photography Day 2017

The 19th August 2017 was “World Photography Day” to celebrate this I attended two IGERS Birmingham Instameets. The first was at Sutton Park in the morning, the second was at Fort Dunlop in the evening. For those who aren’t aware, Instameets are when virtual communities on Instagram join together in real life for a photo ...

Snoppa M1: Crowdfunding at it’s worst?

So back in 2016 I backed a campaign for a crowdfunded mobile phone gimbal called the Snoppa M1. The idea was I could use my mobile phone to capture footage, but it would be stabilised and look much better than handheld footage. The company behind the gimbal – Snoppa were an established company, already making ...

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 ...

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 ...

Using vintage lenses on a mirrorless camera system

So I’ve been using my Sony a6000 for about 18 months now. And honestly, I’d never go back to a “standard” DSLR. There are many reasons why, but for not lets focus on the ease at which I can use old/adapted lenses with incredible ease. I have a few old Nikon lenses from before I ...