Category Archives: Our thoughts and general articles

Memories not Masterpieces

I think it’s very easy to think that you have to produce the ultimate perfection of an image, a masterpiece in fact. Well in 2020 I decided that I did not want to have to push myself to be that … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles, Photography trips and our exhibitions | Comments Off on Memories not Masterpieces

Learning Series Part 1 with Paul Sanders

I began my photographic life by observing the keen photographers in my family and was, at that early stage, ‘self-taught’. Over the years various photographers (including Colin with whom I share this website) have taught me more and influenced me. … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles, Photography trips and our exhibitions | Comments Off on Learning Series Part 1 with Paul Sanders

Buyer be aware

Here is a cautionary tale. We all like a bargain, I am always on the lookout for photographic equipment at knock down prices. Apart from Ebay another place to look is your local charity shop. Whatever you do check out … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on Buyer be aware

Free Inspiration from YouTube

It’s not unusual to hear authors talk about ‘writer’s block’. In the general population people talk about ‘losing their mojo’. Photographers are not immune! So, when you find yourself short on inspiration, take a look at my top 12 YouTubers. … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on Free Inspiration from YouTube

Not a New Year’s Resolution – Creating inspiration

I never make New Year’s resolutions but I do like to find inspiration by approaching my photography in a new way. In January, photographic challenges need to be enjoyable, and inspiration can be found by trying new projects. This isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on Not a New Year’s Resolution – Creating inspiration

2020 – A review of the year from Mark

This has certainly been a different year. Our first planned big event was the NEC Photography Show in Birmingham which Colin and I have attended for a number of years. We always greatly look forward to it and it takes … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on 2020 – A review of the year from Mark

Christmas and New Year Greetings

GCM wish you all a very happy Christmas. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for following us this year. We have had quite a productive time this year, which has been fun for the most part. … Continue reading

Posted in News, Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on Christmas and New Year Greetings

Aspect Ratios

Well we have all heard of aspect ratios. If you have a modern digital camera you can select the aspect ratio that the sensor is recording your image at. More often than not the change in aspect ratio also means … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on Aspect Ratios

Photography is all about relationship

The relationship of your eyes to your mind to your soul and their connection to your desire to photograph an object, is a complete process. And a unique process for each and every one of us. In the words of … Continue reading

Posted in Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on Photography is all about relationship

The way we test products

I know! The title of this article does not sound that inspiring. This is more an explanation of our reasons for the way we test products. First off. We are photographers, we work in the real world. When we test … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment reviews, Our thoughts and general articles | Comments Off on The way we test products