Monday, December 16, 2019

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

Leica M8 in Japan: A very different culture, a groundbreaking digital camera

Leica’s first digital rangefinder, the M8, had a mixed reception. But it was the first step towards the full-frame M range which has proven so popular among more traditional photographers. Richard took his M8 to Japan over ten years ago and captured the flavour of a very different culture.

New England, Australia: Over the hills and far away

New England in Australia. John gets away from it all and manages to dodge the bushfires.

Moscow Anecdotes: GUM, glum and dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev

A reader’s visit to Moscow earlier this month has sparked memories of an earlier trip, under very different circumstances, to the city in 1978 — and a subsequent dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev fifteen years later.

The camera in the sky: From London to Yosemite National Park

Thanks to his job, Tom Lane has access to aspects of aerial photography denied to most of us. And he takes full advantage. At last we've persuaded Tom to pen an article for Macfilos and show us some of his magnificent from-the-air images

Stardust in Boston: A visit to the International Leica Society’s annual meet

The annual meeting of the International Leica Society is a great opportunity to meet the great and the good of the Leica world. William paid a visit to Boston for this year's event and met a plethory of interesting characters.

Slovenia with the Ricoh GR IV – Part two, the Alps

Jean takes his elderly Ricoh GR IV digital camera on a trek through the Julian Alps in Slovenia

Lisbon: A favourite city is now becoming swamped by visitors

Lisbon is one of John Shingleton's favourite cities. But things have changed. The old Lisbon is disappearing and the city is swamped by tourists.

The White Shirt Project

Creating and developing a specific photographic project is one of the best ways to focus your skills. Here Dan Bachmann outlines the origin and progress of his ongoing White Shirt Project.

Fuji in Devon and Cornwall: A week of rain and six centuries of Grenvilles

The visit to Devon and Cornwall was both holiday and an opportunity to research a possible new book on the illustrious Grenville family. David took his arsenal of Fuji gear to record the experience, despite the rain.