Avert your eyes Marguerite!

On the reasons I run…

If you know me well enough or for long enough you will have probably had the misfortune of seeing my with my shirt off.  It’s not a pretty sight I am told, and should come with a warning.  However I have never been one to shy away from owning my own body shape, choosing rather to show it off, waxing lyrically about my lovely legs or  my hairy chest which should actually just be waxed! I would argue its confidence while classical psychology would put it down to overcompensation.  Classical psychology would win, but not without a fight. Continue reading “Avert your eyes Marguerite!”

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Brand new, Second hand or renting…

Anyone who takes up photography as a hobby will know that as a hobby it can get very expensive very fast.  Even a basic DSLR or more advanced bridge camera come with a price tag that is a few thousand Rand or more.  As you move from being a hobbyist to a more serious enthusiast the problem compounds as the need for better equipment, or sometimes admittedly only a perceived need, forces you to consider more and more expensive equipment.  I found myself in that dangerous spiral of the constant need to buy better, faster and sharper lenses after I made the decision to upgrade my camera body towards the second half of last year.  I thought I had made it through that dark (and costly) patch after some careful consideration on what equipment I look to buy and what I can rent if the need arises.  Then earlier this month Canon made the announcement of the 5D MarkIV camera body that I have been waiting for almost all of this year and it has seen me spiraling back into the mire… Continue reading “Brand new, Second hand or renting…”