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Oban Road Trip

We’ve come up to Oban on the west coast of Scotland for a week of diving (and hopefully sunshine) After a very early start and an 11 hour road trip, only stopping for breakfast at Tebay Truck Stop, we arrived at Puffin Dive Centre. We met Mike, the owner who gave us an idea of …

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Unique Fused Glass

Pash is rather creative and she’s started creating fused glass objects. Everything from necklaces and earrings to bespoke trophies for competitions. Our dining room is dominated by a 1 metre square glass firing kiln which is, I admit, an unconventional location. The dining table is where she cuts and grinds these works of art into …

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Histograms!

What is a histogram? A histogram is a graphical representation of a series of values. They have plenty of uses outside photography but the histogram which your camera shows is used to graphically represent the tones in an image. If your camera has a histogram function, and most of them do these days, it’s worth making …

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Careers in the Sea

We’ve been invited to show off our photos and Pash’s fused glass jewellery at the Sealife Centre on October 18th. The event is a “careers evening” where people will turn up hoping to find out about all the possible avenues into a career in oceanographic industries, whether that be photography and videography, conservation, scuba diving or …

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Last Light at Selsey

Selsey lifeboat station has been a landmark on the south coast for many decades but it recently came to the end of it’s useful life. To accommodate a modern, trailer-launched lifeboat, the old structure has now been removed, including anything that might’ve caused a hazard to the new boat. It was a controversial move but …

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Duchenne Dip

Last June we were asked to take photos at a charity event. The amazing Lygo family; Nicki, Matt, Maddy, Gabe and Nate have been raising money on behalf of The Duchenne Children’s Trust for the past 3 years now, inspired by the very real possibility of seeing an end to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; a progressive …

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G-Tech Hard drive review

Back in 2015, I was kindly given, by the guys at G-Technology, a 1TB external hard drive in exchange for an image that they used on an advertising banner. External hard-drives are hugely important when it comes to travelling abroad with a laptop, especially a laptop which has limited internal storage capacity, so we put …

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Astro Photography Tutorial

As a kid I was always fascinated by the night sky and these days, I’m obsessed with taking photos of the stars. Although I live in the UK where there’s changeable weather and a lot of light-pollution, I’ve found it’s still possible to capture images of the Milky Way. I’ve shared quite a few Astro …

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LRPS!

After several weeks of preparation, and a little last minute panic, both Pash and I managed to pull together a panel of 10 images each which we submitted to the Royal Photographic Society judges at the Photography Show at the NEC this weekend. It was a well organised and rather formal affair. Panels of 10 …

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Black and White at BSoUP

I was asked to give a talk at the February meeting of the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) at Imperial College in London. Some time back there was a Black and White Challenge on Facebook – the idea was to post 1 black and white image each day for 5 days. I took up the challenge …

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