Dungeness: Ilford Delta 100

I’ve been meaning to experiment with some film shooting for a long time and I finally got around it recently. Having purchased a Nikon F90X on eBay a few weeks ago and shooting a couple of rolls of Tri-X 400 to see if it was for me (and discovering it is), I decided to pick…

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Using Old(er) Equipment

I wanted to write an article to try and dispel the myth that one has to have the latest and greatest equipment to take pleasing images. Moreover, the fun is learning what exactly the limitations are of older equipment and when one manages to capture the image as intended, the thrill is even more intense.…

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First Macro Shoot of 2016

Now that Spring is here, the garden is coming to life with insects and I was able to spend a little time in the garden with the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC, Nikon D750 and Nissin MF18 Macro Ringflash. I picked up the ringflash at the end of last Summer but haven’t really played with it…

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A Morning At RSPB Dungeness

Dungeness is an odd, beautiful, bleak and fascinating place. The fact that there is a nature reserve there makes it all the more appealing from a photographic perspective, yet, for some unfathomable reason, I’d not actually visited the reserve before. I guess the lack of long lens has always put me off which is silly…

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Photographing Garden Birds

In this article I want to run through how I’ve set up a couple of feeding stations for wild birds in my front garden. Whilst the back garden is considerably larger and arguably more ideal from a photographic perspective (since I could set up a hide), it’s ruled out because we have two house(ish) cats…

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Using DX Lenses on an FX Body

Making the move from a crop sensor camera to a full frame sensor sort of renders any crop sensor lenses I have useless. I say ‘sort of’ because, depending on what you like, useless doesn’t apply… In a nutshell, the crop sensor lenses are made to cover a smaller sensor size, so tend to vignette…

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Nikon D750 – My First Images

There really wasn’t a choice for the first photo subjects with my new camera – the furballs were always going to feature in those first few shutter clicks. I was keen to test out the low light capabilities too, and how well my old 50mm f/1.4 would behave on a full frame body – 50mm…

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New Camera, New Blog

The difficult-but-necessary first blog entry. Hello, and welcome to my new blog all about my adventures in with my new full frame camera – the Nikon d750. I’ll hopefully be updating this blog pretty regularly as I experiment and learn more about what this camera can do. I’ve also got some new lenses so will…

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