Hiking Ben Wyvis in Scotland

Review of 2017

2017 has been quite a year. I’ve had considerably less time to take photos as a result of joining cubetech in May, but we’ve still managed to pack in lots of trips. From Scotland last winter, to hiking in Scotland, England and Switzerland, two trips to the Lake District, exploring parts of Switzerland we’d not visited before, and a…

Review of 2017

Review of 2015

Another year has flown by, and the approaching festivities remind me that it’s time to look back through my photo archive and be astounded once more by all the happy memories of the past twelve months.

Review of 2015

Review of 2013

With surprising alacrity, it’s time to flick back through my digital album as we approach the end of 2013, and the end of another year behind the camera. Here are a few highlights; a larger set is on Flickr. My favourite memory of 2013, embodied in the lead photo of this blog post (above)? Visiting the…

Review of 2013

Ten more of the best

Following on from - and inspired by - the feedback I received from my aunt about what she felt to be ten of my best online portraits, my Mum sent me her list recently in comparison. I find the differences interesting and am only glad that so many of my images seem to be so…

Ten more of the best

Some favourite memories of 2011

When I look back at the photos I've posted to my Flickr photostream in 2011, I see how fortunate Jo and I have been to have had the opportunity to travel so much. Starting with a trip to the photo'11 exhibition in January, my year has been filled with journeys, both long and short. We've been to the U.K., Italy…

Some favourite memories of 2011

The thronging crowd

As I wrote earlier in the week, I was honoured to be allowed to show 20 of my photos from the One Frame Movie series at the 50th anniversary show of Pix Mix in Bern this week. I hadn’t quite anticipated the number of people who would be attending and during the break, I quickly totted up to find…

The thronging crowd

Helios 5 in 1

A technical review and explanation of the Helios 5 in 1 reflector/diffuser combination, which I added to my collection of equipment this week.

Helios 5 in 1

Getting good prints from a lab – part 1

Having bought a Mamiya 645 a few months ago, I wanted to make a return to the traditional chemical processing techniques which I used for many years until switching to a digital workflow in 2004. I'm interested in the difference in print quality – in terms of sharpness and colour reproduction – between traditional printing and the scanned negative printed…

Getting good prints from a lab – part 1

Pocket Rocket

In which I explain why I chose to buy an iPhone and what advantages it has brought to me. Post includes photos, multimedia and a healthy dose of geekery (which I've made understandable for non-geeks!)…

Pocket Rocket

Review of My Year 2008

2008 has been a great year for getting out and doing things. Jo and I are off to England and Wales later this week for our Christmas and New Year holiday, the fourth international trip this year, so I thought I'd post my end of year review ahead of schedule.

Review of My Year 2008

“Good” photography

View this photo at Flickr » I had an interesting chat with a friend of [Nick](http://nickyoon.com/)'s on Saturday evening, which brewed into quite a heated discussion about the perennial photographic question of what makes a successful picture. [Clive](http://www.clive-evans.com/bio.html) questioned my point of view that I am able to achieve perhaps five or more good photographic images out of…

“Good” photography