Category Archives: Our thoughts and general articles

The Photographer’s Ephemeris

The Photographer’s Ephemeris – an essential programme for the outdoor photographer As it says on the website, this app is ‘All about the light’. If you are taking a shot outdoors and you want to know details of the sunrise/sunset, … Continue reading

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Make mine a coffee

Are you intrigued by the title? Wonder no more. This is a post about the use of coffee to process black and white film. Known as Caffinol, this system of processing black and white film was brought to my attention … Continue reading

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Negative Space

What is negative space? How might you see it? How would you compose an image taking it into account? Anyone who has been involved in commercial photography will be aware of the need sometimes to leave a designated space for … Continue reading

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Where’s my mojo gone? Have you lost yours too?

One of the features of lockdown for some people I talk to is that they seem to have temporarily mislaid their creativity or, to put it another way, ‘lost their mojo’. The Cambridge English Dictionary describes mojo as  ‘a quality … Continue reading

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Crystal painting

Here is a question for you. You have prints on the wall, you have made a book of your favourite photographs and also had several canvas prints made, so what next? How about a crystal painting? What is that I … Continue reading

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Memories not Masterpieces

I think it’s very easy to think that you have to produce the ultimate perfection of an image, a masterpiece in fact. Well in 2020 I decided that I did not want to have to push myself to be that … Continue reading

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Learning Series Part 1 with Paul Sanders

I began my photographic life by observing the keen photographers in my family and was, at that early stage, ‘self-taught’. Over the years various photographers (including Colin with whom I share this website) have taught me more and influenced me. … Continue reading

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Buyer be aware

Here is a cautionary tale. We all like a bargain, I am always on the lookout for photographic equipment at knock down prices. Apart from Ebay another place to look is your local charity shop. Whatever you do check out … Continue reading

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Free Inspiration from YouTube

It’s not unusual to hear authors talk about ‘writer’s block’. In the general population people talk about ‘losing their mojo’. Photographers are not immune! So, when you find yourself short on inspiration, take a look at my top 12 YouTubers. … Continue reading

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Not a New Year’s Resolution – Creating inspiration

I never make New Year’s resolutions but I do like to find inspiration by approaching my photography in a new way. In January, photographic challenges need to be enjoyable, and inspiration can be found by trying new projects. This isn’t … Continue reading

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