Ok, I know I’ve already posted about this camera but I left it with an uncertainty about whether I like it or not. I think the main issue is that I was judging the images the same way I do the ones from my Nikon DSLR. I was looking for precise focus, controlled depth of […]Read More The Holga Digital, Part 2 . . . or accept things for what they are.
Leica. Of course if I had a Leica camera (digital or film, depending on the fever dream) and a few lenses (I guess a 35mm, 50mm, 90mm and 135mm to cover all the bases) I would be content. I would never need another camera or lens. I would use them all the time and . […]Read More Leica envy and GAS . . .
Yes, the digital Holga. Not the 120 film Holga, the 35mm Holga, not even the SLR add-on lens but the actual digital Holga. You know what it looks like – a smaller version of the 120 film version – so I won’t bother with pictures of the camera itself. As for the specs – it […]Read More The Holga Digital Camera
A few years ago I would have told you I would continue shooting film for the rest of my life, that it was much better than digital in every way. Then, a few months ago I realised I hadn’t shot any film in at least 6 months. What had happened? I still love the look […]Read More Falling out of love with film . . .
You are on a budget so, much though you might love to, you can’t buy all the new lenses you’d like. Sure the new 24mm Sigma lens looks cool but you have enough bank loans already and one for a camera lens might just break you – what do you do? Simple, use old lenses. […]Read More New use for old glass
In the leadup to Christmas and over the course of the New Year sales there have been a lot of articles about buying ‘budget’ photography equipment. I consider myself to be a budget photographer but most of this ‘budget’ equipment is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my price range. Under $500 is not ‘budget’, under $50 maybe […]Read More Real budget photography – why ‘under $500’ isn’t the same as ‘budget’.
My serialised novel, New Dawns Season One, is being released a week at a time, Sovereign Nation is out there, Chasing the Future was released a while ago, Second Time Lucky has been out for a year – so, what’s next? A Christmas story for New Dawns is needed to cap off the first season, […]Read More Sequels and where to go next.
So I launched the first part of my new serial on Friday, New Chances is the first part of New Dawns Season One. I priced it at $0.99 / £0.77 and booked in three promos for it. It has sold 7 copies (and one Kindle ‘borrow’) since launch. Not exactly flying off the virtual shelves. […]Read More New Chances Launch Results.
Ok – the free days are over, the promos have run their course, it has all gone quiet. So, how did it go? The final download figures are below: Second Time Lucky (23rd to 27th September) USA 23rd 592 24th 176 25th 47 26th 42 27th 28 Total: 885 UK 23rd 6 24th 3 25th […]Read More Final free promo results!
Ok, I admit it. I am converted. I now believe in paid promotion for my books, even if I am still trying to get it as cheap as I can. My crime novella Second Time Lucky went free on Tuesday with two of the promotions bknights put up on Fiverr. Before the promotion total downloads […]Read More Promotion Of A Free Book – Experiment And Results, Part One.