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“The Salt of the Earth”

A REVIEW OF “The Salt of the Earth” A DVD BY Wim Wenders and JULIANO RIBEIRO SALGADO This film is the perfect introduction about the life and works of one of my favourite photographers, Mr Sebastião Salgado. This film is … Continue reading

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2019 DEVELOPING THE ART

Our Self Expression      GCM’s plans for this year: That both Colin and myself take more images. Colin will be making more use of his film 5×4 camera as well as his film pinhole camera. Moving from no flash to … Continue reading

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Making the grad(e)

If you read the popular photographic magazines as we do, when you see images of landscapes there is often mention made of using a neutral density graduated filter to control the density of the sky. What is a Neutral density … Continue reading

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Olympus 30mm macro lens – For micro four thirds cameras

I personally own this camera lens and enjoy using it for several reasons which I will state below: Size – its compact length. It doesn’t weigh a great deal at only 128g. It’s made of a high quality plastic construction … Continue reading

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Extension Tubes

What are extension tubes? Extension tubes extend the lens away from the camera body, so increasing the possible closer focus of any given lens. Primarily, these are best used with a standard/short telephoto lens. How many do I need? Often … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale

As you may have gathered by now. Mark and I enjoy the challenge of making and adapting items with the aim to save a few pounds here and there, proving that good results can be created without spending a small … Continue reading

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Circular Polarising Filter

This is a quick post on how to use something that you might already have and how to avoid the outrageous  cost of a Lee Seven Five Circular Polarising Filter. My observations are personal and not necessarily applicable to the … Continue reading

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Review of variable Infra Red filter

I must start with a confession. I have seen variable infra red filters on Ebay and been intrigued by them. How does a variable  infra red filter work? The filter is a variable ND filter, which is made up of … Continue reading

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Are all polarising filters equal? – Part 2

In this the second part of our review on polarising filters we assess their ability to increase saturation of colour and the ability to reduce reflections. Since this is the primary reason for using a polarising filter, it is essential … Continue reading

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

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