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Photographic Ideology and The Accidental Street Photographer

New Blog Post: Photographic Ideology and The Accidental Street Photographer

Lately I’ve been identified by several people as a “Street Photographer”. This kind of took me by surprise, as it’s not something that I ever really considered myself to be until recently. I certainly never set out to be a street photographer. I started heading out on photo walks across the city as a way of practising my craft and it kind of snowballed from there. The more I went out with my…

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Random Acts of Photography: St. Patrick’s Day Fever in Dublin

We’re rapidly approaching Ireland’s annual national holiday, St. Patrick’s day. Actually, technically, I don’t think it is the equivalent of other countries’ National Days (like 4th of July or Australia day) but we pretty much treat it as the same thing. Every year there is an influx of tourists into the Capital city for “The Craic” (not to be confused with the illicit substance). this year,…

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My Photography featured in National Campaign by Marks & Spencer

My Photography featured in National Campaign by Marks & Spencer While I generally don’t shoot commercially, I do…

9 Features Every DSLR Should Have Now 

Great article from PetaPixel on how many DSLRs are missing out on modern camera features that are present in mirrorless, compacts and even smart phones.

After lots of going back and forward, hours of mucking about in CSS and several weeks of indecisiveness - my new website re-design is now live. I still have a few things to do - like setting some posts to full page, but I think it looks well. It’s much more flexible than my old design so let me know what you think

Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time

There’s one thing about street photography that is pretty important to the genre, and that’s the aspect of luck. In commercial photography, or travel, or portrait, or food, you are in control of everything and you can work whatever needs to be worked to get the picture you want. In street photography, you’re somewhat at the disposal of the whims of fate. While you can always get good shots with…

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XF 56mm additional photos 

Roundup of samples of Fuji’s f1.2 monster from Fuji Rumors. That’s some damn fine bokeh!

How Sony Is Ushering In a Golden Age of Photography 

Great piece on Sony’s recent camera innovations from David Pogue in his new digs. I couldn’t agree with him more, Sony are really shaking things up in the Camera market, and are one of the few companies looking forward, while everyone else looks back.

15 Rare Photos of New York’s Graffiti-Covered Subway in the 1980s 

Amazing photos of the graffiti covered new york subway from the 80’s. It’s amazing how much it’s changed.

And that’s exactly how it turned out when I took the Nikon Df on a walk around my neighborhood. Shooting in Aperture-priority mode, I found the front command dial to be usable, but not as good as more typical dials on other high-end DSLRs. I like to shoot in Aperture-priority and make heavy use of exposure compensation. On the Df, the exposure compensation dial requires you to press a locking button to make a change. It can be done by feel without taking your eye off the viewfinder, but it’s still slower and less convenient to use than most exposure compensation controls on modern, advanced DSLRs.

And that is my single biggest issue with the Nikon DF. The location and design of the exposure compensation dial is utterly stupid.

Nikon Df Review: First Shots

The Streets of Dublin 

If you’re a fellow Tumblr user and you Like Ireland, and Photography, please follow my Streets of Dublin project on Tumblr :-)

When discussing their goals of image quality and sharpness for the lens, Sigma mentioned they’re confident they’ll surpass competitive products from Canon and Nikon and are instead gunning for Zeiss’s new 55mm Otus lens. It’s a serious claim. The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus lens — with its $4000 price tag — is squarely aimed at high-end professional shooting such as fashion, advertising and editorial work.

From Imaging Resource

Sigma have been on fire lately. Seriously, if sigma can pull this off it will be amazing, and given how well their 35mm has gone down with reviewers, I bet they can. Well, maybe not quite, but close. I can’t wait. 

Hands on: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art ignores Canon L, Nikon glass and targets Zeiss Otus. No, really.

Star Wars toys photos look more realistic than the real Star Wars 

AmazingVesa Lehtimäki. Not sure if it’s forced perspective or photoshop, but the results speak for themselves. 

The Secrets of Richard Photo Lab 

Great piece from Jonny Patience on the importance of a professional photo lab when shooting film. 

Beautiful Photos of Norway from Mark Weinberg on VSCO's Journal Blog 

Some amazing photos of the beautiful countryside of Norway

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