Welcome to my blog, my name is Paul and I'm a Melbourne, Australia based photographer.
For as long as I remember, I've always been technically minded, and like most photographers, I spent most of my former photographic life being concerned with material questions such as how sharp my lenses were and whether I'd be making better pictures if I upgraded my camera body.
These days, I've come to understand the limitations to the quality of the images I can make is often not my equipment, my technical ability or my understanding of MTF curves, Fourier transforms and digital signal processing, but rather, my own ability to see and pick out a good image, as well as my own patience.
By its very nature, photography was once a technical discipline because cameras were once difficult to operate and use, equipment was the limiting factor in creating great images. A long time ago, photographers were engineers, then they were artisans, now they are artists (and they have been for a very long time).
I come from a technical background, I hold university degrees in Finance and Econometrics (application of mathematics, statistics, computer science and empirical analysis to Economics), so to me, technical stuff that goes on behind the scenes is easy. That's why I've written this blog, so I can do the hard work and find out what gear is best, it's to help everyone select their gear quickly, efficiently and spend time doing what photographers should be doing, i.e. shooting.
Happy shooting! Cheers,
You can check out my photography here, over at my Flickr Photostream. I don't put everything I shoot there, but a lot of it finds its way there.
If my blog has helped you, please take the time to write up your own findings and musings too so the rest of the world can hear what you have to say.