Category Archives: Photo Tips

Four simple words

Four simple words. Sit, Take, Eat, Pay. Wouldn’t it be great if so many routine tasks could be reduced to a simple few words. And that set me thinking: what about the process of taking images? How about a simple … Continue reading

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Transplant Surgery

That’s an attention grabbing headline! But to reassure you: this Post is not about a surgical operation, no blood has been spilled in the taking of today’s image nor in the making of the final result. It’s about a radical … Continue reading

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A Leica, an Exhibition, and a Walk

Last week I attended a workshop at the Leica Akademie in London and not only held a Leica M but also spent an hour walking around Mayfair using it. That is likely to be an unrepeatable experience. And it was … Continue reading

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When to Delete

I’ve been quiet on the blogging scene for the last few days – making last-minute revisions to my talk ‘The Seeing Eye: Getting the Picture, Developing the Image’ which was delivered last night to Oxford Photographic Society. It was a … Continue reading

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Rescued from the Trash Can

‘To Trash or not to Trash’: that is the question? You will know the problem. Your hard disk is filling up fast; you go out on a shoot, or maybe on holiday, and you come back with a heap of … Continue reading

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Another black and white image from my print archive today. Click here to read an earlier post to learn how these have been digitized. Click on any image to see a better and sharper enlargement. This Image was taken about … Continue reading

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Plantation Panning

Today’s images are something completely different for me. The product of 40 minutes work and 204 images in a tree plantation, experimenting with slow exposures to create blurred images of the trees. I’ve seen some similar work like this by … Continue reading

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Skiing with a camera

With a ski trip to Zermatt starting in 3 days time, this seems as good a time as ever to write an article about how I ski with a camera. Hopefully you’ll find a few pearls of wisdom that will … Continue reading

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Mirroring Autumn

The title today is deliberately ambiguous. Maybe you were hoping to find some carefully crafted autumn mirror reflections. If so, sorry: you guessed wrong. This post is about a Mirror you look through – a 500mm Mirror lens. In an … Continue reading

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