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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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Fun in the Farnes

Although this is a fairly old image, I’ve been prompted recently to consider that people enjoy seeing the “fun” stuff that I’ve taken. Never have I had closer interactions with marine life than I did on 2 consecutive weekends in late 2011 when we visited first Lundy Island and then the Farne Islands… Pretty much …

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BSoUP Lionfish

I was very pleased to come 4th in the BSoUP competition this month – the theme was “Photoshop Bonanza” . The brief was to be creative with image editing software like Photoshop. You can see the other winning images on the BSoUP Website Here. I decided to try emulating Michael Aw’s Amazing Van Gogh Style Images which I …

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Fibre Snoots

A discussion on facebook about snoots has prompted me to write this blog entry regarding the fibre-snoot that I made for myself. For those not aware what a snoot is, it’s a contraption which shapes the light used when taking a photo. To explain further, I’ve created a Gallery which shows how I made the snoot and …

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French Crown

Winter’s a great time for indoor photography so I set up my DIY drip photo contraption again – in the spare room this time. Pash wasn’t ecstatic to see I’d pushed all her computer equipment to one side of her desk but I persuaded her it was all in a good cause! Please share…

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Egg Laying Squid

I run the risk of getting boring by publishing another squid picture (see my last post) but I was really blown away by the activity I saw that day in Ambon.. The animals weren’t frightened and they carried on much as they would’ve if we weren’t there. Please share…

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Natural History Museum

This is very much a work in progress but I’ve seen a couple of photographs of the Main Hall of the Natural History Museum In London which have really inspired me. One such image was by a chap called Michael Walker-Toye. When I visited recently, I didn’t get too long to consider what I was doing, …

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