Archive for Month: February 2015

Using film lenses on digital cameras

Using film lenses on digital cameras

Is it possible? Of course it is, using film lenses on digital cameras is great way to utitlise otherwise potentially redundant kit. China is already fully on board with the idea and knocking out adapters for pretty much any combination. I discovered this a good few years ago as I’ve always had Olympus OM bits and pieces lying around due to owning the trusty OM10. In the collection is a good selection of lenses including a 50mm f/1.8 which was always my favourite.   The limit of my experience to date is the Olympus OM to Canon EOS adapter – […]

How to Photograph the Night sky

How to Photograph the Night Sky

Ever wondered how to photograph the night sky? You’re not alone. My wide field night sky photos always seem to get plenty of attention whether on social media, forums or at local craft fairs. Questions asked usually include, “are they real photos?” ”are they photoshopped?” and almost as often… “How do you take them?” If you own an entry level DSLR, a tripod, somewhere with relatively dark skies (the less light pollution the better) and some free time then I’m certain you can produce some good results. I’ll guide you through how to photograph the night sky. The Equipment Tripod […]

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Infrared Throwback

Sometime last year (I think) I took delivery of an IR Converted Canon 20D. I took it out for a short test drive but unless using f22+ it appears it’s having focusing issues. The attached photo was taken at Greylake Nature reserve, on my way home from work. Hopefully I’ll get the focusing issue sorted before the summer.

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Amsterdam 2012

A lone traveller trip – 5 days in Amsterdam, managed to see a Diane Arbor exhibition whilst there, bit cold though.  

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Norway 2011

In November 2011, myself and Ian – a fellow photographer made our way to Norway. Starting with a few days in Oslo, a short flight to Tromso in the artic circle chasing the northern lights and then back down for a final couple of days in Oslo, racing around on citybikes.