- Canon 5d
- Canon 7d
- Canon 17-40
- Sigma 20mm
- Sigma 10-20mm
- Canon 50mm
- Canon 85mm
- Canon 200mm
- Lomo LCA
- Yashica Electro
Who are you?
- I'm Miles.
What do you do?
- I design stuff for a living and take photos for fun.
What gear do you use?
- I primarily use a Canon 5d with various lenses. I prefer prime lenses over zooms because of their speed and relative quality vs price. I do have a small collection of film cameras but most of the images I post here are digital.
How do you process your images?
- I use photoshop, sometimes I go nuts with it, sometimes I don't. It really depends what I had in mind when I took the photo.
Will you tell me your secrets?
- I don't have any, I'm not a Photoshop expert, but if you have any questions about the images I post then fire away, I'm happy to talk about it. I can't send you a PSD because I don't have any. I always flatten layers and save as a TIF from photoshop.
Are you an artist?
- I don't consider myself an artist, or the kind of photography I do art. I don't have anything profound to say, they're just images. In my opinion art requires intention.
- This site isn't a portfolio, I'm not trying to build a coherent body of work, it's just a blog. I do love photography and it's a creative outlet that I want to keep on my own terms.
Are you open to constructive comments?
- Of course, I'm open to any kinds of comments, as long as people realise where the boundary between objective and subjective is. I also don't mind if people post things like, "This is nice" or "I don't like this". I don't think you need to justify your every comment with some indepth analysis of what it is particularly that you like or dislike about an image. Most of the time I look at people's images I can't say what it is that I like about them, I just like them. It's an emotional reaction, not a science.
What blog software do you use?
- Unable to fathom the complexity of the blogging systems I looked at when I first started, I decided it would be easier to build my own. It's was built with the help of my friend Scott. This is the second incarnation of the site. If you're starting a photoblog yourself there are much better systems available now that cater specifically for photobloggers.
Where do you find your links?
- I follow links from people who have commented here, then follow links from people who have commented on their sites, etc, and generally randomly meander around the web. I try to pick photographers I think deserve more exposure. There are plenty of very popular photoblogs out there posting great images but most people visiting here will be familiar with the 'top sites' already.