• Learning Log,  Research

    Choosing a lens for a job

    Before starting this course I made a system switch to Sony having only ever used Nikon previously. The biggest change I have found is my lenses. I had built a pretty comprehensive kit over time for my Nikons, but I was starting again on a budget with Sony. As a result my current kit contains only my Sony A7iii, and two prime lenses; the Samyang 24mm F2.8 and the Samyang 35mm F1.4. I have found these more than adequate for my preferred documentary work, and I like that these lenses are relatively light, compact (especially the 24mm) and unobtrusive. My frustrations lie in the quality of the glass but due…

  • Learning Log,  Research,  Talks, Webinars & Meets

    The Photography Show Talks

    STUDENT & GRADUATION PANEL SESSION – WHERE NOW? Paul Herrman (Redeye – the photography network) and a panel from across the image-making industry will come together to give quick-fire advice to those who have just graduated. Panel: Sarah Fisher (Executive Director, Open Eye Gallery), Lauren Scott (Editor, Digital Photographer), Alex Robbins (multi-award winning pet photographer). 30 Sec Recap: Consider your values – think about what is important to you. Working as a value driven photographer you may not be rich but you will be fulfilled. The rewards for working with what you are passionate about are great. Make a living and make a change. You can practice whats important to…