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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

IN PRAISE of SHADOWS

5th June 2020

Only when one is fully in tune with the ever-changing environment can one harmoniously respond to it, like an echo to a sound or a shadow to a shape.

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, comments welcome.

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

In terms of gear used, Fre and I had taken a huge gamble. Fre had acquired a Fuji XT2, and four prime lenses a couple of weeks before we started the Masterclass. Following a couple of days away in Snowdonia making a marketing video for the Fuji GFX50S during the week before our departure (More of this in an upcoming Blog post), I had been loaned an XT2 and two lenses (18/55 zoom and the 35/f2 prime) by Cambrian Photography. These were the only cameras and lenses we took with us and it's a huge accolade for...

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.