About

Thank you for visiting my photoblog.

My name is Mike Murphy, I’m a thirty something guy from London, UK. Contrary to my avatar – I’m not a white lion.

I enjoy taking photos, and have been sharing a new image on this site every week day for over 2 years. As a hobby it’s a tough gig, but one that I really enjoy, and one that has kept me interested in photography and improving all the time.

If you’re in London, either living here or on vacation, and fancy meeting up for a photocrawl* then get in touch and we can sort something out, or go ahead and sign up to receive notices of when I’m having a get together.

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My Gear
Cameras:
Canon 5d Mark II
Canon EOS 500d
Sony NEX-7

Lenses:
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom AF Lens
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Prime Lens
Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Sony 16 mm – F/2.8 – E-mount

Filters:
Hoya 77mm Pro1 Digital UV Filter
Hoya 77mm Pro1 Digital Circular PL Filter
Hoya 77mm Pro1 Digital ND8 Filter
B+W 77mm 110 Single Coated +10 Stop Neutral Density Filter – F-PRO Mount

Tripods:
3 Legged Thing X2.1 Eddie Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod System with AirHed 2
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod legs
Manfrotto MN-498RC2 Midi Ball Head with RC2 Release Plate

Carrying:
F-Stop Satori EXP
Crumpler Jackpack M
Lowepro Flipside 300 Photo Backpack
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Rucksack
Black Rapid R-Strap RS-4

Software:
Lightroom 4
Photoshop CS6
Photomatix Pro
OnOne Software Photo Suite
Nik Software Color Efex Pro

Here’s a few images of me:

Horse - murphyz
Photo by John Esslinger

murphyz Storm Drain
Photo by JayMarks Images

Sneaky
Photo by John Esslinger

Foxy
Photo by John Esslinger

Head in the Clouds
Photo by Mike Murphy

*A photocrawl is a little bit like a photowalk, and a little bit like a pubcrawl. We’ll generally meet somewhere, take a few images and then find a pub to have a nice beer in. Then we’ll leave, walk around a bit and then more and then find another pub. Repeat.

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