My custom £500 clock

When I was setting up my home office last year I was on the hunt for a nice, simple clock for my desk. Something easy to read, but unobtrusive. As ever, I was quite picky… »

I hacked my SD card reader

My MacBook Pro has a built in SD card slot, but when I went travelling I took a 11 inch MacBook Air with me which doesn't have one. I already had an "all-in-one" card reader… »

Websites are getting fat

I visited a website recently that "weighed" 22MB. Twenty two megabytes, Gzipped. That's ridiculous. Over recent years there's been an increase in average page weight, weight in this context being the overall size of all… »

“Honey, I'm on the train”

I find myself standing, leaning against the glass, on an early morning train bound for London Bridge, stood closer than I'd like to my neighbouring passengers. As the train lumbers its way along the undulating… »

“I need to shoot in manual, right?”

TL;DR – No, probably not. You'll see many blogs/articles/videos telling you that 'real' photographers shoot in manual and that you should get out of auto as soon as possible, if not before. Often… »