Posts tagged Social Media
Social Media Breaks

For the past few months I’ve really taken a step back from social media. This wasn’t planned, but with various algorithm changes and the resulting increased demand for content generation, it was all just getting a bit much.

I’ve been on social media since the very beginning and am usually a fairly early adopter of new platforms. Social media has definitely changed a lot over the years, however, and instead of being somewhere you shared whatever you want, it now requires far more thought and curation if your intention is to be successful.

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Are old digital cameras still viable in 2018? - Olympus PEN E-PL1

Moving on from the incredibly large Canon EOS 1D Mark III in my series of old cameras and their viability in 2018, brings us to the Olympus PEN E-PL1. Launched in 2010, it’s safe to say that this camera changed my life!

Back then I was using both a Hasselblad H3DII and the aforementioned Canon EOS 1D Mark III for all my work photography, but I wanted something for ordinary every day photos. Hipstamatic was huge at the time for iPhone, but I just wasn’t into using my phone for photography.

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Are old digital cameras still viable in 2018? - Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Shortly after becoming a professional photographer, I decided I needed to ‘look more professional’ (I’m far less concerned with what that might mean these days). Anyway, in 2007, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III was released. I used this camera pretty much exclusively until I got a Hasselblad H3DII. These then both became ‘work cameras’ and I would switch between them depending on the job.

Similar to my previous blog about my old Fuji Finepix 2800 Zoom, I thought it would be interesting to see how viable this 11 year old camera is in 2018 for every day Instagram and social media.

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Are old digital cameras still viable in 2018? - Fujifilm Finepix 2800 Zoom

I often get asked by people about what camera they should buy, and when the majority of people are using Instagram as their main place to show their images, often my answer is something along the lines of ‘you can’t buy a bad camera these days’.

With places like eBay and Depop being filled with a whole host of second hand cameras, I was wondering what the pros and cons of old digital cameras are for everyday Instagram photography. I have almost all my old cameras, so I’m going to do a bunch of tests to see what is and isn’t viable in 2018. 

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Body Image Series Part 2 - How I lost 37lbs in less than a year

I’ve struggled with my weight since my early 20’s, and have gone through a couple of phases in terms of getting in shape. Unfortunately, despite having lost a shit tonne of weight, I was still overweight, and because we now live in a social media world, there were increasing amounts of photos of me to highlight that fact! 

I knew I wanted to get in shape, and look good in photos, but like most people, my head was full of misinformation and dogma about how to do it. 

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