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Aspect Ratios

Well we have all heard of aspect ratios. If you have a modern digital camera you can select the aspect ratio that the sensor is recording your image at. More often than not the change in aspect ratio also means … Continue reading

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Photography is all about relationship

The relationship of your eyes to your mind to your soul and their connection to your desire to photograph an object, is a complete process. And a unique process for each and every one of us. In the words of … Continue reading

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Berenstargh Batteries and Chargers

Camera batteries – we all have our thoughts and understanding of these little things. For most people, gone are the days when you could operate a camera without batteries. Only those of us who still continue to use 35mm film … Continue reading

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The way we test products

I know! The title of this article does not sound that inspiring. This is more an explanation of our reasons for the way we test products. First off. We are photographers, we work in the real world. When we test … Continue reading

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Rayzr MC120 and Astora SF200 LED Panel Lights

Our initial thoughts on receiving the Astora panel lights (Rayzr units) are that they are well constructed. They appear to be weighty, solid bits of kit that would be welcomed by serious amateurs and professionals alike who would require them … Continue reading

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‘Within the Landscape’ a photobook by Mark

It feels good to have made a book. There is a sense of accomplishment and pride that everything inside is all my own work! And a photobook is so accessible and easy to look at. It is more than a … Continue reading

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Can photography lead to better health?

In this fast-paced, 21st century with all the technologies of mobile phones, TV shows, emails, computers and social media forums, it’s easy for your day to become full of the intensity of misdirecting your time. A lot of people live … Continue reading

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Intrepid Adventure

Having used a large format camera during my early career in addition to printing exhibition and advertising images from large format film, it come as no surprise that despite the advent of digital photography I still love large format photography. … Continue reading

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A tale of 3 STC polarisers

This review is a follow up to a previous article where we compared several brands of polarising filter. When we last performed the test we used a STC hybrid polarising filter and a STC ND 16 (CPL-M ND16) polarising filter, … Continue reading

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Yes I’ve done it! Have you done it too?

So an interesting title. What have I done? “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]” [From Robert Burns Poem – To a Mouse, 1786. https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/the-best-laid-schemes-of-mice-and-men.html] My plans were for a nice trip to … Continue reading

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