In search of a photographic style

Many ‘experts’ in photography advise it essential to find a personal style to make work distinctive and ‘yours’. I followed this advice for many years and got nowhere. This post recommends that you tarry a little. It takes time for a style to emerge, perhaps a life-time. Just about everything has already been photographed in … Continue reading In search of a photographic style

Fungus the bogeyman

Fungus is an ever-present danger to optical equipment. This post describes the threat to our precious kit ... The likelihood is that you, dear photographer, will have fungus-affected equipment, whether that be lenses, camera prisms, mirrors or viewfinders, especially if you live in the tropics (even here in the UK, the climate is becoming more … Continue reading Fungus the bogeyman

What have I learned in the last 12 years?

It has been 12 years since I created this blog as a way of educating myself about photography in its technical, socio-historic, and aesthetic aspects. The idea was that writing about it would require me to consider any lessons formally and therefore (hopefully) more perspicuously. What have I learnt? Over these 12 years, I have … Continue reading What have I learned in the last 12 years?

Tiergarten, Berlin.

I can't pass by a pond without spending some time with it. I feel the same about wrought iron gates, high walls, stiles and field boundary stones. This particular image required a bit of work ... Pond, Tiergarten, Berlin. Bromoil © Tony Cearns 2023 How to do justice to the many looks of water; fast … Continue reading Tiergarten, Berlin.