Camera quirks

Why oh why can’t there just be a perfect camera? Why must every camera have at least few annoying little quirks?  I’m a big believer in the idea, that a camera should not get in the way of photography. I practise using my cameras in the back yard, because I…

Is Leica a good beginner’s camera?

Just in case you’re wondering whether a Leica is a good beginner’s camera, I’m here to advise. And the answer is — heck no!  I can honestly say that probably in 95% of the time, a Leica wouldn’t be the best choice for a novice film shooter. I’ve been into…

Light meters versus manual exposures

I have the quintessential love/hate relationship with light meters. I usually get the best results when exposing manually, but on the other hand, I really like the idea of just taking it easy and to go with what ever the light meter tells me, thus I tend to do both…

Do you need a fast lens?

Many photographers would like to get their hands on a f1.2 lens. I’m of course one of those photographers. Why do we want them? Is it just an obsession over something better or do they provide something that we’d actually need? Is it something to just show off with? And…

Straight photography

If I’d have to describe my style of shooting in one term, it would be straight photography. It is what the name implies — just straight photography, leaving out all the Lightroom nonsense and especially manipulating. For me personally straight photography is all about relying on the actual photography skills…