Friday, 16 September 2011

Coming full circle

The first question I am usually asked by aspiring photographers is "What sort of studio/lights/equipment do I use?". I've thinking about it a lot recently having just started teaching 2 adult education classes in photography. In the good/bad old days of film I used one camera (Horseman LX), one lens (Schneider 135), one film (Polaroid Type 55) and one paper (Kodak Ektalure).

Mushroom (Doh!)

Now I find that I use one camera (Sony Alpha 350), one lens (Sony 50mm Macro), one film (digital) and one paper (Hahnemuhle PhotoRag 308). So no matter how much things change they also stay the same (relatively speaking of course).

Golden Tulip

Oh yeah, the one thing I forgot from that list is my fabulous lighting setup, natural diffuse daylight from my kitchen window.

Be well and enjoy


  1. Fantastic ! I just love your lighting of the flowers. I have tried to find the right lighting the last year (I'm new to the photo-world) You have really inspired me. And the simple way you do it, just great :o) Thank you (your blog is now added to my favorite web-sites) Kind regards from Lotte Christina from Denmark

  2. Thanks for the kind words Lotte, where can we see some of your images? If you have any specific questions please ask, and tell your friends about the blog.