A cheap (but decent) travel camera

If money is no object the ‘full frame’ 35mm Sony RX1 R2 at £2,500, boasting a Carl Zeiss F2 35mm lens, doesn’t come cheap for a general purpose, street and travel photography, and it’s hardly a ‘pocket camera’, although you can always ‘throw’ it into a rucksack. Staying with Sony there’s the smaller, more pocketable…

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Anatomy of a Brighton Pavilion photograph

Converting colour images to monochrome can be a relatively straightforward process, if you want it to be, and if you’re happy with ‘neutral’ looking, technical results. Or, you can use it as a vehicle for your own creative interpretation (which is probably why you’re working in black and white to begin with). One-click image desaturation…

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Ditching Apple’s ecosystem

The catch of using an all-encompassing ecosystem is that once you stop using part of it, the rest seems much less enticing. This is exactly what happened when I ‘left’ Windows several years ago, seduced by Apple’s simplified user experience. Now it feels like time to go back the other way. Do I look at…

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Working with monochrome images in Lightroom

Most photos are taken in colour and converted to monochrome at the processing stage. Post production involves the selection of the best images, followed by an editing stage where they’re visually manipulated to accentuate their appeal. I use Adobe Lightroom, which combines the whole photography workflow seamlessly into one application. The great thing with Lightroom…

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