What is gesture ?

What is Gesture ? Gesture in photography is quite difficult to describe, but once you’ve seen it you will recognise it. It’s a certain arrogance…or maybe it’s when humans are in an unconcious and slightly oblivious state of tension or turmoil It’s often found in hands… or hands and hair…. or even feet…

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The right lens for street photography ?

The right lens for street photography ?   Long or short ? Fast or slow ? Manual or autofocus ? Lets make it clear from the outset…there is no “best” lens for street photography and I’d be nuts to try and tell you what sorts of lenses you should be using. There are however some

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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Although (as at April 2018) it’s out of stock everywhere in the Nikon mount, I managed to pick up a Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 from the ever reliable Samy’s Cameras. Look, this is a very good lens, but so are the Nikon 12mm-24mm 2.8 and the Sigma 14mm-24mm 2.8. All 3

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Street Sense

Street Sense During a recent workshop I had the opportunity to watch at first hand using street sense in street photography. I went out with a novice group of street photographers and watched as they approached the subject of photographing strangers for the first time. It was highly instructive. Once they’d taken a few pictures

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Review of Nikon ES-2 slide and negative scanner

Review of Nikon ES-2 slide and negative scanner Update: I have now posted the results of testing the built in digitizer against Photoshop conversions for colour negatives. Film is beautiful but scanning is a chore. The tedium of having to use Nikon Coolscans IV’s, V’s, 9000’s and flatbed scanners for many years hastened my move

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Nikon Noct 58mm f1.2 Review

This is such a rare lens that I decided that review of the Nikon 58mm f1.2 Noct was in order. The Nikon Noct Nikkor 58mm f1 2 is a beautiful example of mechanical engineering at its very best and which still costs the earth to buy second hand. Why ? Because each lens was hand

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Nikon D850 Digitizer

Nikon D850 Digitizer Comparison of using the Nikon D850 digitizer against Photoshop After having tested the Nikon D850 and Nikon ES-2 digitizer on black and white film I decided to see how the Nikon D850 Nikon D850 digitizer compared to manual Photoshop processing for colour negatives. Various100 and 200 asa C-41 film frames were imported

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Nikon 58mm 1.2 Noct and Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA

Nikon 58mm 1.2 Noct and Metabones Speed Booster Ultra I love the Nikon 58mm 1.2 noct but found it almost impossible to manual focus on my D800. After buying a metabones Nikon G Ultra adapter I’ve now had a few weeks of shooting and seeing how the Nikon 58mm 1.2 Noct and Metabones Speed Booster

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