Oh Oly :-(

Last week Olympus announced, what has been rumoured for a few months now (and even longer ago), that they are selling their camera division to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). Olympus has been losing money on its cameras for three years and also took a reputation hit from an accounting scandal

Billingham Airline Stowaway Camera Bag Review

I am a huge fan of M Billingham & Co camera bags. Billingham is a family business based in the Black Country area of the West Midlands, not far from where I live. I love the fact that a local company makes such great quality products that seem to last

Photoessay: CoronaVirus Diary

The word ‘unprecedented’ is being used a lot at the moment and there is no doubt that we are living not just in unprecedented times but unknown and unpredictable ones as well. Each day brings new warnings such as: “the next two weeks are critical”, “it’s going to get worse before

End of the Affair

I started this blog exactly 7 years ago on this very day with a post called Start of the Affair. In that post I related how I had fallen in love with the, then, revolutionary new micro four-thirds camera from Olympus, the OM-D E-M5. This not only rekindled my interest

In Conversation – Birmingham, March 2020

Just what the title says. Some observational photography of people in conversation, either together or via their phones (or in one case “at” me). All taken in one afternoon whilst walking around Birmingham city centre with Fujifilm X-T3 or X100F cameras.

Does Photography Have a Gender Problem?

It’s that time of year again. As we come up to The Photography Show next month at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham many companies are announcing new models to their lineups. Olympus have announced the OM-D E-M1 Mk III (following on the heels of the OM-D E-M5 Mk III

Devon in Black and White

I’m lucky that I can spend part of my year in Devon. Here is a collection of favourite images made over the last couple of years, processed in black and white.

11pm on Friday 31st January

When a picture literally is worth a thousand words.

Five Photography Truisms That May Not Be… True

Rules, rules, rules. We all look for them to help guide us, especially when setting out in a new profession, project or personal endeavour. What are the things I can and cannot do according to accepted social norms? What have others done before that are good and bad? What are

2019 – Year in Review

So that was not just the end of another year but the end of a decade – and what a decade it’s been. In the past ten years our political, economic and environmental landscape has changed beyond recognition. In 2010 Boris Johnson was ‘just’ the mayor of London and preparing

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