Saturday, January 18, 2020

Brady, the grandfather of today’s canvas camera bag

Billingham bags have a strong reputation among photographers throughout the world. But Brady was the grandfather of the canvas fishing bag and still produces a range of dedicated designs. Mike takes a look at the history.

Apocalypse Now: Bushfires and a lesson for us all

The breakdown of all infrastructure in the Australian bushfires serves to illustate just how much we now rely on technology for our day to day survival. After a generation of increasing reliance, are we losing the abillity to survive without these aids?

Around Japan in 2008 with the Leica M8

As Leica enters its third digital M decade, it's worth looking back at the camera that saved the company - the Leica M8. Richard took his then-new M8 to Japan in 2008 and here recounts some of his adventures.

Harley days, career decisions and a Hoggiefest.

Out of the blue, John found himself boss of Harley-Davidson for Australia and New Zealand. As ever, a camera was to hand....

Cambodia, the temples, the villages through the lens of the Ricoh GR

Cambodia holds a special alure for Jean and his black-and-white images of Angkor Wat and other temples provide a stunning angle on this fascinating country

Exploring London’s hidden hinterland with the Leica X Vario

Kevin explores the parts of London’s river that visitors seldom see. It’s a hidden hinterland of peace, reflection and the occasional treasure away from the bustle of a capital city

Sifting the mullock heap for the odd gold nugget

Photographic libraries are often a dish best served cold. Go back over rejected shots after a few years and you could discover a few gold nuggets. This is what John did and it a paid dividend.

Panasonic Lumix G9 and S1R: Deuce Days in Victoria

Getting useful shots of cars at very crowded shows can be a challenge. Brian took a deuce of Panasonics, G9 and S1R, to test out their capabilities at the Deuce Days vintage meet in Victoria, British Columbia.

Canals: The transport enabler which boosted the industrial revolution

Ellesmere Port is one of the major hubs on the northern-English canal system and was a major factor in the development of the industrial revolution. David Bailley takes a fresh look at the National Waterways Museum on the site of the hold docks

Kissing the Opera House: The best-laid plan that went agley

Setting up the perfect sunrisse shot of Sydney Opera House only to find a huge ship in the way: Both mice and men must make compromises and, in the end, all went well