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Are all polarising filters equal? Part 1

The question in the title is one we probably all ask ourselves when faced with an array of similar filters at different price points. Is there really a difference in quality? This is something we hoped to reveal with our … Continue reading

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Why a staircase studio?

A question asked by my friend – the Rev Chris Wicks Why a staircase studio? There are several reasons for that: My reason for doing anything is because I can. Personally I don’t like to limit myself, but I have … Continue reading

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The Photography Show -Our impressions

An Amazing day at the NEC Photography Show. GCM went along to see some friends, maybe pick up a few products and see just what the Photographic Art world is getting up too. Travel not so good sadly but we … Continue reading

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Building my stair studio

Building my stair studio. Take one staircase Add the baseboard Add the back to the baseboard Add the sides Now add the lights and backdrop Product shot Lovely even lighting

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The Photography Show

It is nearly that time of year again when Mark and I make our annual trip to the NEC in Birmingham for The Photography Show. (17th- 20th March 2018) What will be new this year? What deals are available? How … Continue reading

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What my eye sees

A short discussion on what the eye sees from a photographic point of view – this depends on the aspect ratio of the camera body as well as the camera lens field of view and the focal length of the … Continue reading

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Right-angled viewfinders

This may seem an obvious thing to say, but a right-angled viewfinder changes the angle of view by 90 degrees, from your eye to the camera body to which it is attached. Both Colin and I use Nikon DSLRs so … Continue reading

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Camera you have with you

There is a saying in photography that the best camera is the one that you have with you!  I had never really thought about this before.  I have often personally felt that I had wished I had one of my … Continue reading

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DIY Light Stands

Towards the end of 2017 I had a period of not being too well.  I decided to look around and create something that I needed for my photography from things that I already had at home, and could maybe adapt … Continue reading

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White balance and what it does

The question that gets asked time and time again, is: Which white balance setting should I use and why? The short answer is: It depends upon the lighting. To illustrate the difference between individual camera settings, we ventured forth to one … Continue reading

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