To Filter or Not To Filter, that is the Question

mickyates B&W, film, Painterly, Photography 0 Comments

I rarely take selfies. However, I do play around with Hipstamatic on my iPhone, experimenting with its combination of lens effects and film types.  I have always been interested in ‘vintage looks’, so decided to shoot a ‘TinType’ selfie, and posted on Facebook. I was rather surprised to see the debate that ensued. Here’s an edited and abbreviated version. My …

Most “liked” images on Facebook in 2016

mickyates film, Leica, Nikon, Photography 0 Comments

Well, “likes” are  a 21st century social phenomenon, loved by some and loathed by others. As many of you know, I am a bit of a data geek, and I consider “likes” an interesting social reading of people’s views. Spurred on by a current Instagram trend to show off one’s “best nine” of 2016 via an automated process, I decided to look at …