A lone tree alongside the Waihopai Walkway, Invercargill

Out And About With The Olympus Trip 35

Lomography Film and The Olympus Trip 35 If you have been following my Daily Photo postings, you will have read a few days ago that I have just finished the last of six rolls of Lomography 800ASA colour negative film I purchased when I brought my old Canon EOS1000F back to life. You will also have read that this time around I had my local lab scan the developed images to JPEG, rather than to […]

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Photo Editing Software For Beginners

Photo Editing Software For Beginners I don’t often go out on a limb and express my opinion about photography, but I found myself drawn into an interesting conversation on Facebook a few days ago. A member of a Facebook photography group I sometimes hang out in, asked the group members for some recommendations for a “good editing programme for beginners“. The replies started to come thick and fast, with most contributors recommending Lightroom and Photoshop […]

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Steampunkers at Crankup Edendale 2017

Canon EOS 1000F Sticky Shutter

  My foray (back) into film photography started back in October 2016 when a Canon EOS 1000F that had been sitting in a cupboard at home since about 1997 was brought out, dusted off and fitted with a new battery. On the surface the camera appeared to operating correctly, so a Lomography 35mm film was popped in and away I went shooting analogue for the first time in as long as I can remember. As […]

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Halfmoon Bay, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand - Olympus Trip 35 batteries not included

Olympus Trip 35 – Batteries Not Included

Batteries Not Included One of the greatest things I like about the Olympus Trip 35 is that it comes “batteries not included” – because it needs none. The camera’s basic, but mostly accurate, exposure system is effectively solar powered – so don’t ask me how it works at night! (Kidding…) The first Olympus Trip 35 I purchased on trademe cost $50.00 including courier to get it to my door – and it needed a little […]

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Dried grass blowing in the wind taken with hit or miss holga

Hit Or Miss Holga

Hit Or Miss Holga It was back in August last year that I first posted about the plastic fantastic Holga lens that I had acquired for my Nikon D5100. Because of the unpredictability of outcomes I have come to regard her as hit or miss Holga. Since that initial post one or two people have asked me why I put a cheap plastic lens on a sophisticated digital camera like the Nikon D5100. Well – […]

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bula coffee served at zigzag cafe in prouds nadi

Bula – Postcards From Fiji

Fiji has long been a favourite destination of ours for relaxing holidays. On our first visit in the mid 1990s we fell in love with the happy, relaxed. smiling Fijian people and their wonderful greeting – Bula! Since that first visit when we went  to Beachcomber Island off the western coast of Viti Levu and the Warwick resort on the Coral Coat, we have been back three more times – to island hop in the Yasawa Islands; to the Naviti […]

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