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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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Times they are a changing!

Just a quick heads up. Exciting things are happening here at GCM Photographic, we are going to be making some changes to the website. Keep watching!

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STC Sapphire UV Filter

Whenever STC announce a new filter, I must confess we get a little excited. (Sad I know! We must get out more!) But there is good reason for this. From past experience with STC filters, we know their filters are … Continue reading

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The Photography Show 2019

What a weekend! Having returned from our annual visit to The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham, it is time to review the event. On arrival we headed straight over to see our good friends William and Ashley from … Continue reading

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