Welcome to dagboshoots.com — my photography blog. I spend a lot of time traveling for work, and nowhere near enough time traveling with the lovely dd. Whenever I’m (or we’re) away, I take endless snaps. Some good, some bad, some with a point of view, some that are just, er, snaps.

Over the years I’ve had lots of web sites, blogs, social media accounts and so on … all defocussed, all over the place, self conscious, and in the end pointless. Now I am freeing myself from the concern. As someone at work said to me recently, and as dd has always said, just do it for yourself. Do it for the sake of doing it, not for the sake of someone else. So I’m doing that. Or trying to…

I’ve also decided to stick with my old, old friend flickr as the primary posting place. There are lots of links to flickr throughout this blog, and most of the images and bits of writing are generally placed on flickr first. I’ve been drawn to, and happily use, Instagram, but there is something just old and familiar about flickr. And, despite its creaking old age, it still has some wonderful features, power and communities.

So let it begin!

My equipment list – more or less:

Fuji Film X-T2:

  • XF14mmF2.8 R
  • XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM
  • XF18mmF2 R
  • XF23mm F2 WR
  • XF35mmF1.4 R <- my absolute favourite go to lens. Super sharp, works in all lights, small and light.
  • XF90mmF2 R LM WR

And an iPhone 6 Plus, a Rolleiflex from circa 1939-45 (so its serial number tells me), and a Sony RX100.