Tuesday, December 6, 2022

What’s the point of photography exhibitions in the age of social media?

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Is there any point in physical exhibitions in these days of instant social media gratification. Keith decided to organise his first exhibition on the subject of "Abstract Coronado" and came away with a surprising conclusion...

Barnack Awards: New product announcement?

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The forthcoming Leica Barnack Awards ceremony on October 20 could be the launch pad for the rumoured resurrection of the classic M6 film camera...

Life’s Big Coincidences: Being in the right place at the right time

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Have you ever travelled to a location only to find yourself on the spot when an international news event takes place? Mike recounts two Big Coincidence moments, one of which was being in Cupertino on the day that Steve Jobs died exactly eleven years ago...

Leica Special Editions: Profit or loss?

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Are Leica's special editions a good think? Are they a good buy? One example from last year shows that the investment could just be worthwhile...

The new Leica film camera: Classic M6 or grown-up M6TTL?

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The forthcoming Leica film camera is likely to be a remake of the original late-century M6 in its "classic" form. But Mike believes the more user-friendly M6TTL would be a better choice as a template for the new model...

Morning Pages: My experience and the benefits…

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Martin Sketchley introduces us to the first job of his day, his 20-minute creation of "morning pages". Could you benefit from preparing your own morning pages?

Shock or Not? How I came to return to Leica

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It may come as a shock after the news that I abandoned Leica in favour of Nikon six months ago. But I'm back in the Leica fold. All (or almost all) is forgiven...

Review: The 2022 Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH close focus

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While retaining the optical excellence of the ten-year-old 35 mm Summilux, the new 2022 design features a 40 cm close-focus distance, a new 11-blade aperture and an integral twist-out hood. Jonathan Slack believes it is a compelling purchase...

Leica Cine 1 ultra-short-throw projector

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Leica's Cine 1 ultra-short-throw projector will "revolutionise the way you watch TV"...

Gazing at other worlds: The photographic opportunities closer to home

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Surreal images of other worlds are all around you, but you just need to stay in the observing zone instead of being distracted by the phone or the cares of the world. Brian Nicol takes a flight of fancy during the Great Lockdown time...