From February, 2016

Doing togs a disservice?

“Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.” (Peter Adams)

6 things I’ve learnt

As I unwrapped my new Gitzo tripod, it occurred to me that in the 3 years since I took up photography, I’ve replaced every single piece of my original kit: camera body, lenses, filter system, tripod head and tripod. So it seemed a good time to reflect on a few of the things I’ve learnt during those 3 years.

Venice unmasked

I returned from my annual pilgrimage to Venice on 18 January. With Easter falling early this year, it felt as if I was getting out in the nick of time, since the municipality was starting to erect staging in the Piazza San Marco ready for Carnevale.

Irish spuds and sour grapes

What do Brooklyn Beckham and a photograph of a potato have in common? They confirm, if we didn’t know it by now, that people buy photographers as much as they buy photographs.