Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Connect to User

loading

collywobles's Forum Comments

collywobles > collywobles Recent Activity > collywobles's Forum Comments
TopicRepliesLast Post
hdrsoft
HDR is a bit hit n miss, it works on some images but not others. However I love using it and find hard textures like stone, bricks works well.

11 14/10/2014 - 11:10 AM
By collywobles
Quant e-Sportlimousine
With all this Green 'limited and expensive' technology, you cant beat the sound a big V8.....

11 10/10/2014 - 8:49 PM
By MGJ
Running workshops

Quote: My personal opinion on this matter is its down to how good the photographers work is, and that its the images them self that do the talking, not whether the photographer has awards, qualifications, age of the photographer etc.

Welcome to the real world. How good are your interpersonal communications, how good are you are interacting with people, how good are you at presenting a professional workshop so that people go away knowing more than they did when they arrived. People interaction is just as important as knowing the technical side of photography. I agree with Mikehit at the moment you are far too young and inexperienced to get any respect or customers running a course. I admire your enthusiasm but you must learn to walk before you can run. I suggest you book yourself on as many courses as you can afford to see how it is and is not done.....

One last thing, when you can produce photos as good as some of the best photographers on this site, then you might just be able to consider a teaching role.

30 28/09/2014 - 8:17 AM
By keithh
Messenger bag recommendations
I must have misled you with the term coupons. They are the coupon they give away when you spend at the tills. 1 coupon per £20 spent. For 5 coupons and I think £12.95 you get this (what I consider) good bag. I use it for my laptop but its got other uses......... send me your address and I'll send you 5 coupons.

In Accessories | Page: 1, 2, 3
8 21/10/2014 - 5:10 AM
By Darcy11
You're getting Old when....
Ooooooooooooooooh Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees ! Grin

31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
Claims that Moon landing was faked debunked once more

Quote: Thankyuh, thankyuh vera much.

Straycat, this made me smile as it was one of the UK's comedians expressions (Tommy Cooper) , -"just like that"...........

In Lighting | Page: 1, 2, 3
52 05/10/2014 - 2:54 AM
By StrayCat
You're getting Old when....
The one thing you must make sure of is that you have enough to live on so that your lifestyle wont be too much affected. Another item to consider is, should the worst happen to you, does your wife still get a pension. In my example, I retired in 2003, took a 25% lump sum from my pension pot and should the worst happen to me, my wife would still get 50% of my 'original' pension (before commuting) which will still enable her live a very comfortable life.

Also retirement is wonderful, every day is a Sunday, your diary is always full up, you have and make lots of friends, you go out to lunch several times a week, take up new sports, you can travel where you want to and see places you only dreamed of when you were working. ENJOY............... Grin

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3, 4
31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
You're getting Old when....

Quote: Quote: I have one year to go before retirement, the big question I have is with my pension . Do I take the full pension or reduced one with a lump sum of tax free cash ?

As it stands, if you take the full pension it is taxed as ;income', if you take a lump sum it is tax free and if invested carefully you can make it pay so there would not be too much difference between the two scenarios, and you will have money in the bank should you ever need it.

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
Claims that Moon landing was faked debunked once more
Yeah, but Elvis is still alive...............

In Lighting | Page: 1, 2, 3
52 05/10/2014 - 2:54 AM
By StrayCat
Messenger bag recommendations
THE Tesco ONE WITH COUPONS IS OUTSTANDING.

In Accessories | Page: 1, 2, 3, 4
8 21/10/2014 - 5:10 AM
By Darcy11
I For One Am Glad it's Almost Over
Thank God it might shut Alex Salmon up for a little while, he must be so pis***d off not being crowned the next King of Scotland....Smile

86 22/09/2014 - 2:31 PM
By mikehit
Rabbitting about, whats the best way to photography rabbits
Rabbit Stew springs to mind.........

In Beginner Photographers | Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
14 25/09/2014 - 1:27 PM
By davidwithcamera
Concern over wedding shoot
Don't attend, if you are having trouble now just think about the trouble you'll get after the wedding.

67 16/09/2014 - 6:18 PM
By keithh
Wedding Photography. Alternative Camera Straps?
You go ahead and buy it Lucian, it will certainly show your customers just how professional a photographer you really are. While I'm on Lucian I think Lidl are knocking out tripods' for sixteen quid just up your street..........

In Digital cameras | Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
17 09/09/2014 - 12:59 PM
By Dabber
Wedding Photography. Alternative Camera Straps?
Try this one


In Digital cameras | Page: 1, 2
17 09/09/2014 - 12:59 PM
By Dabber
To everyone who knows and loves the views at Elgol, Isle of Skye
Seems to me its a case of NIMBY-ism............ why not let others share in the scenery rather than prevent them, I cant see 8 berths making any impact on anything.

NIMBY-ism is a two faced attitude in most cases. Its a major contributor to the housing crisis we in this country have at the moment.

8 25/09/2014 - 3:07 PM
By davidwithcamera
Beautifully Clever.
Remarkable!

8 03/09/2014 - 8:40 PM
By collywobles
Creating artistic effects
Michael

I the PS presets are not what you are looking for the only way to find your own style is to play and use PS a great deal. Its not easy and might take a very long time to find what you want - but its the only way.

10 27/08/2014 - 10:44 AM
By collywobles
Tee shirt print - shop fronts
One thing you may need to know. They will not print anything if there is any possible link to copyright. The experience I had was that I wanted to print a logo on a tee for my then baby Grandson. You will know that 'AC/DC' Logo that all good rockers wear, well I wanted to print an 'AB/CD' logo in the same font as the original AC/DC - but they declined to do it as it was too close to the genuine one. I had no problem with this but was disappointed. (8o)

8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Photographers needed

Quote: Same here, Jeremy Kyle is scary, dunno what he earns Smile

Whatever it is he's overpaid........... (8o(

40 30/09/2014 - 1:59 PM
By lemmy
Tee shirt print - shop fronts

Quote: How easy do you find setting up for selling different items?

No problem at all although it was so long ago I forget what I did, all I know is it was very easy. I have sold some items (not many) but have not claimed the cash yet as its not worth it at the moment. However, I don't put any time into the selling so its no wonder I have not made any kind of success with it. My friends own a large yacht in the Med and on their last 3 month trip around the Greek Islands I kitted the crew (5) out with silly job tees (Skipper, First Mate, Best Mate, Cook, Washer Upper)........ I have also done a few designs for people to buy and put on their own Tees.

I have found the company great to deal with and the products and range are superb.


Quote: What I like about Spreadshirt, is that you can just upload a design for the market place, rather than setting up shop with specific goods.

Tip: - When saving a file for uploading, save the file as a .png file. This way you can add only the graphics of the image rather than the overall size of the image( i.e. 6" X 6"0 --- if that explains it clearer.............

In Freelance | Page: 1, 2, 3
8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Tee shirt print - shop fronts
I use Spreadshirt and have a Sales Shop set up as well.

The products are great, fantastic quality, good range, great service.

Spreadshirt

8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Photographers needed

Quote: If someone already has a job and owns a camera, then amortisation is not an issue, which means that the $12 an hour is spending money

I know what you mean here Mike, but at the end of the day the camera will need replacing and if you are doing more 'work' than just your hobby then its real cost. Try selling a second hand car that has been used as a taxi part time.............................! (8o)

40 30/09/2014 - 1:59 PM
By lemmy
Photographers needed

Quote: so we will pay 20% more.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm $12 an hour, that works out at about £8 per hour, about the same as 'living wage' here in the UK I presume travel expenses are on top plus the amortised cost of our Canons & Nikons and of course there's the insurance........

ARE YOU KIDDIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In Freelance | Page: 1, 2, 3
40 30/09/2014 - 1:59 PM
By lemmy
Battery Life

Quote: Just had a look at the Duracell for the G5 and it's £21.60, which isn't a bad price. Bookmarked, just in case.

Just bought this for same camera and its great.

In Accessories | Page: 1, 2, 3
31 21/08/2014 - 7:28 PM
By StrayCat
A Silly Question
Mmmmmm ! -- I know the problem, my Grandson keeps changing my Tom Tom Sar Nav language all the time, he thinks its hilarious.............

15 18/08/2014 - 3:55 PM
By gaelldew
Experience Seminars
Ooooops

email address info@eostrainingacademy.co.uk

Colin

10 16/08/2014 - 9:13 AM
By collywobles
Experience Seminars
The last contact I had from them (Nina Bailey & Brian) stated that they have stopped the physical Seminars and everything is now done on line.

I have attended about 15 of their courses from camera specific (Canon DSLR's ), photoshop, flash/lighting, to portrait and weddings, and thought they were brilliant. The last course I did was at their premises in Huntingdon.

The only info I have on them at the moment is an email address -href="http://info@eostrainingacademy.co.uk " rel="nofollow" target="blank">Experience Seminars

10 16/08/2014 - 9:13 AM
By collywobles
Robin Williams
Depression is something you struggle with on your own thinking no-one cares, but do not realise how much it hurts others especially your closest!

36 16/08/2014 - 9:28 PM
By Paul Morgan
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: The issue of smart meters was to reduce meter reading by house visits and so that the energy companies could have our readings whenever they wanted them , and that they would be accurate

The companies do not make the claim that smart meters will give accurate results, they say that it will make billing easier which is not the same - and the reason of course is that they do not have to have feet on the ground.......

The only accurate way is to take readings yourself and input to their website --- and then make sure they update your bill to the same level.

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: These companies are trying to get the money in there accounts so they can earn the interest on it. Whats the difference between them having you in credit or you owing them...........they earn more if your in credit!!


All I can say is that lots of people are having a different experience to mine. EDF have just recommended I reduce my monthly DD based on my last meter readings which I provided, I called them and told them with winter on the horizon I would prefer to keep it as it is, they said fine and emailed confirmation.

I have changed supplier twice in three years with no problems whatsoever. British Gas - EON - EDF.. Maybe my Financial Analytical skills play a great part!

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: The reason the energy use estimated reason is to increase their profits. They deliberately collect excess money from customers, then they sit back and earn interest from the customers money that is sitting in their bank account.

Don't understand all this overcharging, all you have to do is provide them with monthly meter readings and you are always up to date. If you are being estimated and overcharged its your fault for not correcting it.

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
British Gas - Smart meter - why estimated reading ??

Quote: I have a south facing roof and have solar panels fitted, last year it earned me £885 and my electric bill was £49.08 (the year before my electric bill was £512) so my 7 grand investment is worth every penny.

Just to make a correction here, your investment of £7K made overall about £150 per year if you paid cash including the offset of interest you might have earned on the £7K in the bank.. If you got a credit loan for the £7K you made nothing.

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 10/08/2014 - 10:17 AM
By thewilliam
Reporting an image ... ?


You must mean this one of a typical Yoga position................... SadSadSadSadSadSadSad TongueTongue

In ePHOTOzine discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
8 01/08/2014 - 12:00 PM
By TanyaH
Printing for a 'Locket photo'
Measure the dimensions of the locket and then change the image size to the same size. I just did this with a wedding photo that we wanted.

5 30/07/2014 - 4:45 PM
By EJJ150847
How Fleeting is Life
following on from my previous post, I was with Gordon at his bedside when he died and I felt so privileged to be there at that moment, At the time it was heart-breaking but now when I reflect on that moment I'm glad I was there.....Sad he called out to me in his final moments and I would love to know what he wanted to say............ Sad

8 26/07/2014 - 2:43 PM
By thewilliam
How Fleeting is Life
Know the feeling Denny. I lost my best friend I have known since 1965 to cancer a few years ago, and now still take his wife with us when we go on holiday, the four of us had many good years, walking Hadrians Wall, the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, Skiing in the Alps, Mountaineering in Italy, Canal Cruising and Sailing, Australia, Florida, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain ........ we have many happy memories and even to this day when we go into a pub when on holiday, we always buy a beer for him and place it on the table........... Makes us sad, but honours him and we talk about the good times...........

8 26/07/2014 - 2:43 PM
By thewilliam
which is best digital camera to buy for Home use
Paresh

Your question is so wide open that any camera off any camera shops shelf will fill your needs -- -- -- unless you tell us more about what/where/when/why you take photos......

Its like me asking you what car should I buy?

€olin

6 24/07/2014 - 4:29 AM
By StrayCat
Perish the Thought
Straycat, have booked 737 Flight Sim for Sept 14th. Tx

12 19/07/2014 - 11:57 AM
By keithh
wedding photography organisation
Yeah, I know the feeling. The one organised thing you should do though is to visit both the church and the reception venue in the days/weeks prior to the wedding to check out lighting/exposures, layout, best places for shots, a Plan B if its peeing down etc etc.............. and can you park the car, I had a wedding venue in a Church opposite Southend Football ground and it was their first match of the seaon and they were playing at home, I could not park anywhere, in the end I finished parking a whole train stop from the church and had to run with all my gear back to the church------- that was stressful...

Good Luck.

10 16/07/2014 - 4:38 PM
By WhiteRose1
wedding photography organisation
There is a saying "keep it simple stupid" not directed at you personally, its better to keep it simple on the day and do all organisation on the computer later. The more complicated you make the day shooting the more likely you will make a mistake. Concentrate on taking the best photos....

€olin

10 16/07/2014 - 4:38 PM
By WhiteRose1
Planned obsolescence
That's true, they have always been able to make lifelong light bulbs but its not a great marketing strategy..................

16 14/07/2014 - 11:09 AM
By mikehit
Shopping problem
I'm having trouble understanding what the difference is between suitable and unsuitable tiles for underfloor heating unless its to do with their coefficient of expansion.......

3 10/07/2014 - 9:22 PM
By collywobles
Shocked at the price of Photography!

Quote: There does not seem to be many debates on here nowadays so I have been looking elsewhere for entertainment.

Lucian, trust me, you are all the entertainment we need. Tongue

37 20/07/2014 - 2:22 PM
By dpr59
If Evolution isn't true
Why is it that after millions of years of Lemmings jumping off cliffs, they have never learnt to fly? (8o)

In Healthy Debate | Page: 1, 2, 3
139 11/10/2014 - 9:44 AM
By Steppenwolf
If Evolution isn't true

Quote: If Evolution isn't true - as Creationists and others believe - how could you explain bacteria evolving to become resistant to antibiotics that used to wipe them out years ago?

Its called evolution!

In Healthy Debate | Page: 1, 2 ...9, 10
139 11/10/2014 - 9:44 AM
By Steppenwolf
What Would You Do
Mmmmmmmmm I can taste the Venison Steaks now............................................. !

In Taking photos | Page: 1, 2 ...9, 10
11 03/07/2014 - 8:15 AM
By Andy_Curtis
what opensource / free software for editing?
............ and don't forget Perfect Effects 8......

17 25/09/2014 - 1:41 PM
By davidwithcamera
Which Printer Epson or Canon
Had a Canon since 2003, printed hundreds of photo's and thousands of documents with not one problem. Obviously replaced inks many times and always used Canon inks.

In Printing | Page: 1, 2
22 01/10/2014 - 7:50 AM
By justin c
How do They Come Up With Them?
I'd sooner pay $11,990.90 than £11,991.00 Grin

In Light-hearted chat | Page: 1, 2
12 25/06/2014 - 8:19 PM
By SlowSong