About

Welcome to my photoblog!

About Me


As you might be able tell, I’m an avid photographer and this site is intended to be a simplistic place to put the best selection of my photos.  Although this site has a blog section also, I wanted the emphasis on this site to be about the photos and not have a load of garbage (my usual topic of choice) in between them.

If you like a photo, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail!
Navigating the Site

Just in case you’re a bit confused as to what everything does, here’s a little site map.

* Homepage
Everything on the index page is done through some pretty AJAX. Pretty much everything is clickable:
o move backwards
o move forwards
o shot information
o EXIF notes
* Mosaic
Every photo ever posted is displayed here, in square-format.
* Random
See a random photo.

Design

Whilst I don’t want to be pretentious and arty, the inspiration for the design here is just to keep it simple.  I decided early on that any text should be as minimally intrusive as possible, and the photo should definitely take the emphasis. Hopefully that’s rubbed off on the final design!

My Camera

The Canon AE-1 was an interchangeable lens, 35 mm film, single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. It was manufactured by Canon Camera K. K. (today Canon Incorporated) in Japan from April 1976 to 1984. It used an electronically-controlled, electromagnet horizontal cloth focal plane shutter of rather aged design (even for the day), with a speed range of 2 to 1/1000th second plus Bulb and flash X-sync of 1/60th second. The camera body was 87 mm tall, 141 mm wide, and 48 mm deep; it weighed 590 g. Most were black with chrome trim, but some were all black.

Canon AE-1 SLR camera

Canon AE-1 SLR camera with flash

Canon AE-1 and Canon NewFD 50mm F1.8 lenses

Canon AE-1 and Canon NewFD 50mm F1.8 lenses

The AE-1 is a historically significant SLR, though not necessarily because of any major technological firsts (although it was the first microprocessor CPU-equipped SLR). Its notability is based in its sales. Backed by a major advertising campaign, the AE-1 sold five million units, an unprecedented success in the SLR market.

External Links related to Canon AE-1

*Source “Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_AE-1