Category Archives: Other Stuff

THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 10: 28TH SEPT-4TH OCT)

We’ve sneezing stags, Bond’s favorite shooter and a camera made of driftwood to enjoy in this week’s brief look back. Also some vintage images, Celebs, some expired film and an answer to the age old question what did I load ?

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 4 – Fujica Camera ~1958

We leap forward by over a century and half.  Our subject is a lowly simple viewfinder from Japan. But this is one of  a new wave of innovative cameras in the late 1950’s offering automatic exposure.  It also represents an early hint of the shifting dominance of the camera market in the coming decade. Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 4 – Fujica Camera ~1958

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 3 – Chalk Drawing Circa 1800

It’s not the drawing or  artist who created it that we’re after here.  our subject is the man pictured. He is arguably the first person to create a photograph as we’d understand almost a quarter of century before the oldest surviving examples. Sadly like his photographs, he has faded into relative obscurity. Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 3 – Chalk Drawing Circa 1800

Nikon Budget Face off – Does the F75 make the F55 pointless ?

So I’d discussed the weakness of the F55 in the comparison review with the D50 dSLR. The F55 is arguably the cheapest Nikon film bodies you can buy but does spending a bit more snag you  a better camera in the guise of the F75. The reality is it a bit more nuanced. Continue reading Nikon Budget Face off – Does the F75 make the F55 pointless ?

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 2 – Former Windmill 1700’s

Just a few streets away from where I live sits the subject of our focus today. But why is a former windmill in  a small Scottish town listed ?

Well by 1836 it would have certain device installed in it. That device was a camera obscura which gave us the modern word ‘camera’. Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBJECTS – 2 – Former Windmill 1700’s

A brief History of Photography by Objects – 1 – A self portrait of a Man 1839

This is  my take on the history of photography from the earliest days to now. In slight hommage to Neil MacGregor’s seminal  A History of the world in a 100 Objects, I’m going to do this by using actual objects that still exist in the world. We begin with the first self portrait  (aka a selfie) Continue reading A brief History of Photography by Objects – 1 – A self portrait of a Man 1839