The Power of Being Camera-Ready: Embracing Serendipity in Photography

June 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Photography has an uncanny way of capturing fleeting moments that leave a lasting impact. As photographers, we understand the significance of being in the right place at the right time, where serendipity often presents itself in unexpected ways. However, relying solely on luck is not enough to consistently capture these moments. By carrying our cam...
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Revisiting AI & ML (because I forgot I already blogged on this in April!)

January 05, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
When is your photo not your photo? When it’s taken by a monkey! At least that was the debate that raged over the last decade, after British nature photographer David Slater succeeded in tempting wild celebes crested macaques to take selfies with his camera in 2011. Unfortunately for David, back in December 2014, the United States Copywriter Office...
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Are editing tools powered by Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning a step too far?

April 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I've recently been looking into editing tools for my photography editing workflow. I've been using CaptureOne ever since the demise of Apple's Aperture 3, and complimenting this with Nik Collection (for removing noise, sharpening, some infrared processing and B&W) and Helicon Focus (for macro focus stacking). Recently Nik Collection apps stopped wo...
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Peak Design bags and Sony FE mount gear (inc. Sony 200-600)

May 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I'm a big fan of Peak Design bags. I've had the everyday backpack 20l for the last 2 years or so and it's just such a nice bag. Certainly not cheap, but after years of Lowepro bags I just love how it doesn't scream CAMERA BAG while also being the most functional camera bag I've ever owned. Over the last two years I've complimented it with the every...
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My top tips for photography on board a cruise ship

February 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
A cruise is a lovely way to see a little bit of a lot of places, while enjoying fine food, drink and general relaxation on board in-between ports. But for a photographer, arriving after sunrise and leaving before sunset at these beautiful destinations can feel like torture. The best light is during the hour either side of both sunrise and sunset, a...
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