Category Archives: Equipment tips

Playing around with an Art Filter

On a recent trip to England’s “Peak District” I reckoned that the landscape would look good in dramatic black and white.  I could, of course, do some post-processing, but what if I could get the effect I wanted in-camera?  My Olympus E-M10 has a setting that does just that.  In the Art Filters menu there’s […]

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No lenses over 300mm

Yesterday I went to the Wimbledon tennis championships as we had tickets for the Ladies’ semi-final on Centre Court.  There are many lists of things at Wimbledon and one of those things is “no lenses over 300mm”.  A 300mm lens makes it look about 5-6 times closer than the human eye.  I suppose it’s to […]

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A close-up compact in the garden.

Yesterday (8th June), it was very sunny here in Watchfield.  Whilst that isn’t always the best sort of weather for photography, what with the hard shadows and all, it is good weather for using compact cameras.  Compact cameras, with small image sensors, need lots of light to give the best image quality.  My Lumix TZ-70 […]

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