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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Kodachrome

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When I think back On all the crap I learned in high school It’s a wonder I can think at all And though my lack of education Hasn’t hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall Kodachrome They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes… (Read More)

No longer a Nikon photographer

Schangnau, Switzerland

In which I exchange pretty much all of my camera equipment for a smaller, lighter, more simple alternative.

The photographic ad with no Photoshop

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British photographer “Miss Anelia” produced surreal and highly-detailed fashion images to advertise the new Nikon D810, without the use of Photoshop.

The end of the search: the Nikon D7000

After spending around three months considering my requirements and comparing many other cameras and solutions, I have chosen the Nikon D7000. Apart from where otherwise mentioned, all photos and video sequences in this article were taken with the new D7000 during my first outings with it.

Into the world of TTL

With the money I’ve put aside for new camera gear, a new, reliable, fully automated flash gun was high on my “wants” list, not least because I receive a slowly increasing number of requests to take portrait photographs and cover events.

Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX

My family were very generous at Christmas and for my birthday, by helping me to get some cash together to buy new camera equipment. Jo gave me the lens which has been top of my list for some time now, which I discovered whilst looking for more expensive toys: the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX. This has instantly become my favourite lens and will, very likely, see a huge amount of outings over the coming years.

Choosing between film and digital formats

Part 2 in an ongoing series of articles explaining how I am reviewing my photo equipment, how I have considered switching from digital to film photography, and how I choose which camera format to use in future.

A new tool for an old job

I decided over Christmas that 2011 would be the year that I would finally do something about getting the results I’m looking for in my street photography and candid, social event photography: in short, I would buy a new camera to work in alternation with my D80, which continues to serve me well.

Snow in Spiez

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At work, we needed to buy both a point-and-shoot video camera and a new stills camera, so, on my advice, we bought a new Nikon D90 which can fulfil both requirements.

AF Nikkor 50mm/f1.8

Forgive me a moment of extreme geekiness. I am over-excited about a new (second-hand) lens I’ve bought today: the autofocus 50mm f1.8 Nikkor.