Hocking Photographic

Blog

Hocking Photographic publishes and promotes the art of Denis and Freda Hocking. The Hocking Photographic Blog will be updated on a regular basis with information on exhibitions, trips, gear and musings

CAMBRIAN PHOTOGRAPHY - THE FUJI GFX50S STORY

14th November 2017 - 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I spent a coupke of days in Snowdonia and was filmed using the FUJI GFX50S for a video about the camera and the superb Cambrian Photography.

Check it out at  the attached link

ARTHUR MEYERSON - THE COLOUR MOMENT, A MASTER CLASS

12th November 2017 - 0 Comments

Fre and I have just had the privilege of spending 5 days with Arthur Meyerson, the legendary American photographer otherwise known as Don Arturo. The Masterclass was organised by Santa Fe Workshops, and was held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

To be eligible to attend, we had to submit a 20 image portfolio for scrutiny by Santa Fe in order to prove that we knew how to hold a camera, point it in the general direction of something interesting and capture a moment of sufficient beauty to provoke an "Oooogh" or "Aaaaagh".....even though all the "Ooooogh'...

FUJIFILM GFX50S - MY JOURNEY (1)

12th November 2017 - 0 Comments

About 12 weeks ago I bought a medium format Fuji GFX 50S and three lenses (23mm/f4, 32/64mm/f4 and the 110mm/f2). This is the first of a number of Hocking Photographic Blog posts about my reasoning, my journey and my experience with the new camera.

A totally meaningless way of mapping my photographic journey is to list the camera raw profiles that have passed through my hands; it goes something like CR2, 3FR, IIQ, CR2, NEF, ARW and finally, according to my wife, RAF. 

It should be noted that none of...

PACER POLES BEAT THE REST

11th November 2015 - 0 Comments

Hauling kg's of camera gear around can be tiring and, at times, more than a little dangerous when schleppping across rough terrain.

Fre and I have tried various walking poles and have, over time, become disillusioned to the point where we have defaulted to using them as stabilisers when crossing streams etc. and then we were introduced to PacerPoles by our nephew.

Often described as the walking poles with the funny handles, we are amazed by how quickly we have become "attached" to them and how effective they are in improving posture / fitness...

SONY A7R2 - SOLVING THE HOT PIXELS WITH LONG EXPOSURES PROBLEM????

15th October 2015 - 0 Comments

I recently had a play with the 42mpx Sony A7R2 and knocked out a few pics. I was very impressed with the camera and the results except for one thing....hot pixels on long exposures ie red, ble and green spots that lit up the pic better than Blackpool Illuminations in autumn (For the non-Brits reading this, Blackpool is an upmarket seaside resort on the North West Coast of England which is "famous" for it's annula display of fairy lights. Didn't the Nikon D800 have this problem? Didn't Nikon provide a firmware upgrade solution?...

PEAK DESIGN SHELL, WEATHERPROOF CAMERA COVER

15th October 2015 - 0 Comments

Fre and I have just taken delivery of the latest product from Peak Design ie The Shell, a weatherproof camera cover

We already own several of Peak Design's products and invested in the Kickstarter project for the Shell. We couildnt wait to see what they produced and we have not been disappointed. It's great! It's an ultralight rain and dust cover for your camera (See above) which can be used with Capture, another of their products, or as a standalone product. It can also be used as a protective sleeve...