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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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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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