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  • 35 and 50mm - My Favourite Focal Lengths

    When I began taking photography seriously many years ago, one of the first lenses I used was a humble

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  • A Journey Across Central Greece

    I travelled to Central Greece with my brother early in May 2009, to visit some of the lesser known archaeological sites

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  • A Look at the Leica Typ 113

    I am not one for adding to my photographic gear often, nor do I buy items impulsively, preferring to

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  • A New PhotoArk

    Ok, so I know what your thinking; its been less than 6 months since the last site update. Granted,

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  • A Photographers Review of the iPhone 6S

    It's fair to say more and more people are dumping their compact cameras in favour of using the camera on

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  • A Photographers Review of the Surface Pro 2

    The past few years have seen a massive leap in mobile technology with devices getting smaller, more

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  • A Prehistoric Toolkit

    In November 1986 I was walking through a ploughed field a couple of miles south of Newhaven, Derbyshire, when something

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  • A Quick Rant about the ‘C’ and ‘F’ Words

    OK, so I have been reading lots about the APS-C format lately which is the reason I have reacted; one thing that really

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  • A Stroll Around Ibiza Town

    We recently returned from a spring break on the island of Ibiza. We took along our new Pentax K3iii, 20-40mm Limited

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  • A year with the E-1

    At the beginning of 2016 I decided to create a year long project recording occasional images using my 13-year-old

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  • Aegean Blue

    Greece is a favourite holiday destination and we have been smitten by Halkidiki for a few years now, often returning for

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  • An Awesome Little Tripod!

    If ever the phrase “the best (insert piece of kit here) is the one you have with you” rang true with me,

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  • An X1 in New York City

    We recently took a trip to New York City to celebrate Ethan's 21st birthday, so it goes without saying

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  • Angelo Smaldore half case for Leica Q2

    Being the owner of a Leica Q2 Ghost edition, I felt it needed some form of protection against bumps and scrapes. The

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  • Apple Photos vs. Adobe Lightroom

    Back in June last year Apple announced they were retiring the much-loved Aperture in favour of a new

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  • Arbor Low Drone Flight

    On December 29th we created our first aerial movie using Ethan’s Phantom II drone, a project we

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  • Around Matlock I

    Living in the Derbyshire market town of Matlock, there is so much beauty on the doorstep it is easy to take it for

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  • Aston Asylum

    This exhibition is from a collection of work photographed over two visits to Aston Hall Mental Hospital

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  • Autumn

    What is there not to like when it comes to photographing Autumn? It is by far our favourite time of

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  • Billingham 335

    Billingham Bags have been around for decades and are synonymous with quality and durability. I purchased

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  • Birmingham

    For the last couple of winters we have had a project on the back burner that involved photographing

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  • Black River Gorges, Mauritius

    While visiting Mauritius we spent three days hiking the many trails found in Black River Gorges National Parks. It is an

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  • Bleach Bypass

    In the film era the bleach bypass method of processing colour film (as the technique suggests) skipped

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  • Bokeh

    One of the more discussed topics in photography has to be that of bokeh. For the uninitiated, the term

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  • Budapest

    A few days in Budapest during mid December gave us a great opportunity to practice our architectural photography skills.

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  • Buying Cameras

    A question that is occasionally put to us is “I am thinking of buying a camera – do you have any recommendations?”. This

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  • Buying Lenses

    The single most important factor when purchasing an interchangeable lens camera is, as the terminology suggests, its

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  • Buying Standard Lenses

    Somewhere between the 40 and 60mm focal length lies the unassuming world of the standard lens. Often overlooked for

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  • Buying Telephoto Lenses

    A beautiful golden sun was setting across an equally beautiful sea, its azure colour a reflection of the heavens. The

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  • Buying Wide Angle Lenses

    It was August 1982, and I was in Dubrovnik in what was once Yugoslavia, wondering the medieval back streets of a

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  • Capri

    No visit to the Bay of Naples is complete without at least one day on the island of Capri. Its beauty

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  • Chatsworth (Stand) Wood

    This is the first in a series of occasional blog articles featuring our favourite photography walks. Living in

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  • Cheedale

    Cheedale…the name given to a narrow section of a carboniferous limestone gorge complex that runs into the more popular

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  • Churches, Chapels & Monasteries

    Photographically, churches, chapels and monasteries are one of our favourite subjects. It is not just

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  • Clik Elite Cloudscape Backpack

    Continuing my life long search for the perfect camera bag resulted in a great Christmas present this

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  • Closet Queens

    How many of us have a camera, lens, or combination of both that sees little or no use resulting in it

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  • Cornwall

    We spent a few days travelling around Cornwall during July 2017, visiting the north and south coasts

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  • Cornwall in the Rain

    A recent business trip to St Ives, Cornwall allowed me a little bit of free time to explore the surrounding area. But as

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  • Croatia

    During the summer we spent a couple of weeks on the Croatian island of Hvar. We also took the opportunity to explore the

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  • Cross Process

    Cross Processing is a technique that deliberately processes a type of film in chemicals that are

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  • Crumpler Muli Photo Half Backpack

    Inevitably, the purchase of a new camera system has triggered the shift towards a new bag in which to

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  • Delphi

    Delphi…a mysterious and spectacular sanctuary located high on the flanks of Mount Parnassus in Central Greece. Known in

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  • Derbyshire's Stone Circles

    A long standing interest of mine has been Derbyshire’s prehistoric past. Over the decades spent walking the county, I

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  • Derbyshire’s High Peak

    Derbyshire’s High Peak is stunningly photographic at any time of the year. This haunting area is also

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  • Derwent Edge

    This article is a companion to the one written about Win Hill, and is for those photographers who enjoy walking in the

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  • Derwent Edge

    On a particularly stormy and turbulent February 1st, Ethan and I decided to go on a photoshoot along Derwent Edge. I

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  • Differences between Leica T and TL2

    Leica’s T series cameras have polarised opinions regarding camera design and interface since the original T was released

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  • Dis Manibus

    “And our atoms shall tumble into Oblivion’s Bed
    Dreaming sedimentary dreams on an epochal scale”

    Our latest

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  • Dubai

    During November 2017 we visited Mauritius, stopping over for a few days in Dubai. Nothing we had read or seen about it

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  • Dubai & Mauritius

    We decided on a late holiday in 2017, so as November 5th celebrations were taking place, and the pace of Christmas was

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