Keeping It Real For Photographers
This is what makes this site different from others. We keep it real because we avoid talking about the esoteric extensively or looking at microscopic technical changes that don’t really have an impact on day-to-day photography. This is more about photography from the viewpoint of the amateur to semiprofessional as opposed to the professional or indeed the person chasing the ever elusive perfect technical quality that never really shows up in the finished image anyway. Somewhere along the way we tend to think that some approaches to photography forget about the fun aspect. And let’s face it the reason we enjoy taking photographs may vary from one person to another but we do it because we enjoy it. If along the way we make some money selling photographs or doing some assignments it’s great but for most people photography is a secondary source of income as opposed to a primary. And that’s just the way it is.
So welcome to an up-to-date resource on photography that strikes a balance between the technical and the reasonable. Written from a photography perspective rather than a features and technical perspective, this website provides a reasonable balance on the subjects of cameras and technology. We also look closely at photographic technique. From time to time we respond to issues that have been raised in the media as well as developments in photography generally.
This re design has been prompted by lots more interest in less complicated discussions on important topics and latest news. We hope that you will enjoy the friendly, detailed yet easily understood comment.
Photography is about many things. Its about memories. Its about learning. Its about fun. Its about gear. It’s about getting images that we are happy with. In some ways its like golf – some days it all comes together and some days nothing works. But you are always back out there. You read, you try, you learn, you succeed and fail. And you wouldn’t give it up for anything.
What always surprises us is how many people think that this camera or that camera will make them a better photographer. It’s true that we can reach the limits of our gear and need to upgrade. Yet many of the upgrades in recent years have not been so significant. Not in terms of what really matters in photography anyway. Images taken in 2010 are sold as often as images taken recently and even when printed at 300 DPI in a full two page spread they look just as good as images from today’s high megapixel beasts. Let’s face it, the 20 megapixel mark really is excellent.
We have no intention of reviewing gear in a totally technical manner for the simple reason that resolution charts don’t really help us much as photographers. Dynamic range, usability, noise, speed and accuracy of focus, battery life and lens options are more useful. Overall this is more of an easy site. This is more about sharing ideas and experiences. Its about why we keep going out there to take photos. And its about fun.
Experience. You can’t buy it. You have to earn it. It’s when you are shooting for commercial use that the pressure is on and you either succeed or fail. Gear either performs or it doesn’t. So here is a different approach. The experienced eye.
In this section you will see the latest news and updates from quick links.
Convenience and speed dominate the future of photography
We explain how we examine the image quality from a camera.
We look at whether we need 40+ Megapixels
Let’s tell the camera manufacturers what we need – before all cameras end up on phones
We look at shooting fairy wrens in Australia
In this section you’ll see comments on current questions that have been raised online and some comments to consider.
There are a lot of opinions and suggestions but photography is constantly changing. We look at two critical issues that can save you a lot of money.