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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

RAJASTHAN - GOLDEN LIGHT and COLOURFUL INSANITY

10th August 2019

As a result of our succesful photographic assignments in India over the last 2 years, I've been asked to co-lead a photographic trip to Rjasthan with Valda Bailey of Bailey & Chinnery Photography (http://baileychinnery.com). The tour outline can be seen at https://spark.adobe.com/page/tDl1BrMex1iTg/. 

THE CAMERA - TOOL, FRIEND or BOTH?

10th August 2019

                                       

I was asked to write an article for the December 2018 issue of Medium Format Magazine (http://mediumformat.com). It is a subscription based magazine which I can highly recommend not only to those that use MF cameras but, given the contributors and content, to all those with an interest in the art of photography. The article below titled "The Camera - Tool, Friend or Both" was my submission; hope you enjoy it and, as always,...

CAMBRIAN PHOTOGRAPHY - THE FUJI GFX50S STORY

14th November 2017

A few weeks ago, I spent a couple 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

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

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

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...