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Quotations
Ken Dodds Dads dog died.

Now say it quickly......................................

429 16/04/2014 - 7:51 AM
By franken
Expensive wedding fayres? Are they better than cheap ones?
Hey Lucan here's something else you could try.





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12 12/04/2014 - 10:43 AM
By nickthompson
Experience Seminars

Quote: Bronica ETRS

Those were the days.... Always wanted a Hass, but could only afford a 2.8 Rollie, for which I regret selling.......... DOH!

7 11/04/2014 - 8:21 PM
By cuffit
Experience Seminars
I have probably done about 15 of their courses (EOS Range, Photoshop, Portrait, Wedding, Flash, Lighting) over a number of years for which my company paid for and can only say they were very good at what they did. Best wishes to Nina and Brian.

Colin

7 11/04/2014 - 8:21 PM
By cuffit
Expensive wedding fayres? Are they better than cheap ones?

Quote: Out of interest... How did the wedding fayre go that you were organizing Lucian?

that was last weeks great idea Paul, there's another one on the go now until..............

12 12/04/2014 - 10:43 AM
By nickthompson
Uploading Spotify for Windows 7 - where from please?
Thanks, I'll get rid of the other first, I won't lose any music will I?

It wont really matter if you do, will it, after all its all free.

7 07/04/2014 - 7:10 PM
By Festiniog24
Expensive wedding fayres? Are they better than cheap ones?

Quote: is their any difference in the amount of work you get from such events

Who can tell. Surely common sense says that it depends on where, when, how, who, what -- there are so many variables its unpredictable.............

12 12/04/2014 - 10:43 AM
By nickthompson
Need to back up 95 GB of photos
I use a 1TB External Drive, my son wrote me a program and with one click it backs all my data in moments. The first time I run the prog it took a little while but each occasion after that it just backs up the changes since the last backup in moments.

20 13/04/2014 - 9:34 AM
By Jestertheclown
Creativity in clay
Here is another in a similar vane...... skill that is!

Street Artist

4 01/04/2014 - 12:41 PM
By keithh
Creativity in clay
Very clever

4 01/04/2014 - 12:41 PM
By keithh
How do i create a slideshow to music?

Quote: m going to buy a very large digital photo frame to display my work at wedding fayres. I want to get one that has speakers so I can play music. Can anyone tell me what software I need to create a slideshow to music and can I save it to a usb key to use with the digital photo frame. Any advice would be appreciated.

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileTongue

17 01/04/2014 - 11:26 AM
By ade_mcfade
I'm a complete rookie. Recommendations for a slr/dslr slr styled camera please guys?
You would get a decent Film SLR for £150. Use this, get the film developed and burnt to CD.

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17 04/04/2014 - 2:32 AM
By johnkennedy
I'm a complete rookie. Recommendations for a slr/dslr slr styled camera please guys?
£150, you'll be lucky..........

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17 04/04/2014 - 2:32 AM
By johnkennedy
Quotations
While you are walking up the stairs, there will always be someone waiting for the lift.

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429 16/04/2014 - 7:51 AM
By franken
Newbie - Course advice

Quote: So my photography is limited.

Certainly not.

From my point of view I would not be too quick to grab a course. Get out and use your camera, see what you can do. Then when you do take on a course you will better understand what is being taught, to go in blind could be confusing and make learning more difficult than it is. Good luck.

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33 25/03/2014 - 4:37 PM
By Bridgelayer
A.A. MEMBERSHIP ? Anyone any opinions ?

Quote: but I think they charge after a certain number of call outs

I think you will find in the small print of most of the breakdown services there are limits and most certainly on repeat callouts for the same problems.

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15 24/03/2014 - 4:21 PM
By polis_928tadw59
Does any reader play bingo?

Quote: ... will be £368 a year better off....

That's life, get over it or you will have a sad life worrying about other people....

........and I don't play Bingo...............................

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15 22/03/2014 - 8:14 PM
By StrayCat
Does any reader play bingo?

Quote: We get nothing, unlike married pensioners on £4000 a week who get a big bonus.

Didn't see that in the budget...

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15 22/03/2014 - 8:14 PM
By StrayCat
Best lens for oncoming holiday
If you are doing buildings then you need a wide angle. Take a trip to Polenca and also along the NW coast which is beautiful

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10 24/03/2014 - 7:15 PM
By foxyjohn
R.I.P. Tony Benn
Was always full of admiration for this man. I did not necessarily agree with his politics but he was always honest and sincere. Pity there isn't more of his character about.

Colin

18 15/03/2014 - 10:09 AM
By ade_mcfade
Quotations
On Religion

Everyone has the right to believe anything they want and everyone else has the right to find it f*cking ridiculous

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429 16/04/2014 - 7:51 AM
By franken
Print five pictures to one paper
As Brian1208 says create new page and add images by 'drag n drop'. Display all images on the page and then you can place each one where you want to. When dragging, hold down the shift and it will retain the image ratio. If you want you can then add shadow etc to suit on each layer.

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2 08/03/2014 - 9:47 AM
By collywobles
Painting over another layer Elements9
As for teeth I find for the most realistic results I use the dodge tool. Size the cursor to a suitable size and then just run over the teeth for the result you want. I find a fill is too drastic.

3 07/03/2014 - 8:46 PM
By amac77
EPZ running slow?
Reminds me of an event that happened at the annual Swiss Watch Manufactures Exhibition in the very early 70's and goes to show what will happen if you do not change and make progress.
At the exhibition a small company decided to exhibit their new product, it was black plastic device that strapped to your wrist. It had a black face and tiny red light numbers which displayed the time in digital format. All the famous Swiss Watch Manufacturers visited the stand, looked at the new fangled product, thought it was cute and walked on by because it wasn't a proper watch with mechanical movement and especially not made in Switzerland.

The result of this was the almost total decimation of the Swiss Watch industry. The company that had the new product was Texas Instruments and its new product was what became known as the 'Black Watch' I had one myself, . It took the Swiss Watch Industry nearly 20 years to recover from their closed mind decisions. The rest is now history.

So change is necessary if you want progress and what one might see as " Why fix something that isn't broken?" someone else will see it as an opportunity.

11 05/03/2014 - 12:24 PM
By lobsterboy
EPZ running slow?

Quote: Why fix something that isn't broken? Change merely for the sake of change is a waste.

Its called progress. If you stand still you will miss the bus.

11 05/03/2014 - 12:24 PM
By lobsterboy
Floods and devastation

Quote: Whenever nationalized industries are sold off, "our people" in the city make a lot of money, from the very first privatization under Mrs T right up to the bargain-basement fire sale of Royal Mail.

Don't forget Nationalised Industries were riddled with job protectionism, over staffed, junk unionism, inefficient, and costly, privatisation was the only way. You criticise 'people in the city' , but you overlook there were millions of ordinary working people that made a lot of money from the discounted shares that were offered.

108 04/03/2014 - 10:06 AM
By col_c
Photo Apps
Don't forget the recently recommended Perfect Effects 8

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14 05/03/2014 - 5:17 PM
By AlexandraSD
Floods and devastation

Quote: As for the shortage of engineers, that too has been government policy. I was fired, along with many other lecturers in engineering, because there was a shift from the "dirty" to the clean in Further and Higher Education. Media Studies was the fashion, even though most of the graduates couldn't get jobs in their field

The reason we do not have enough technical qualified people is that graduates think its too tough to do the Maths and Sciences and some would say even the Arts such as History and Literature, and would sooner settle for a 'soft' degree with little future like Media Studies which contribute nothing to the economy of the UK. Employers see the rationale with this, so its no surprise 80% of them cant get a job.

108 04/03/2014 - 10:06 AM
By col_c
Canal Suggestions
Did the Chester - Llangollen some years back, superb opportunities for photo's.

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30 22/02/2014 - 4:24 PM
By SlowSong
how much is too much

Quote: As such I would ask you to refrain upon making assertions as to the the 'type' of person I am, if you have a question feel free to ask, if you wish to make a counter point please feel free as I am open to a discussion without prejudice at any point in time, however to tacitly imply that I am in anyway shape or form the sort of person you refer to in your post is way wide of the mark!

Nothing was personal. I used the term "people" but only if the hats fits..... I have travelled Europe extensively and often come across ex-pats with exactly the attitudes I refer to, and as I said 'some of them are my friends'. One person I had a conversation with in a café told me they had lived in Spain for nearly 30 years and yet, did not speak a word of Spanish, and were now trying to get back to the UK because of health reasons but could not because they cannot sell their villa.... but they didn't have a good word to say about the UK.

However, good on you if you have made a successful life in another country. My friend in Germany is always complaining about how much the Euro/Pound exchange rate is messing up his pension. Many people when looking at the glamorous side of emigrating seem to be blind to the consequences.

If you come across my friend Geza, give him my regards........... (8o)

Nothing personal.

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17 18/02/2014 - 12:07 PM
By altitude50
Scottish referendum.

Quote: why not give Northern Ireland a chance to return to the Republic?

I'll drink to that, have said this since the 1970's, would have saved hundreds of lives.

70 28/02/2014 - 1:08 PM
By discreetphoton
how much is too much

Quote: that is my definition of too much and the reason that I no longer live in the UK!

That's quite a shallow reason to up and leave to live abroad, I don't understand this kind of comment from people who choose to live abroad. I have a number of acquaintances who have lived in UK and now choose to live abroad. One couple live in France, another three couples live in Spain and another couple in Cyprus. They all criticise the UK but still take their pensions and winter fuel allowance and by some strange convenience seem to fly back to the UK when they have a hospital appointment. They bitch an moan about the Euro - Pound exchange rate and then complain that their property has devalued so much that now they cant come back to the UK.

There is no more wrong with the UK than any other modernised country, its just different,

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17 18/02/2014 - 12:07 PM
By altitude50
Scottish referendum.
The latest news is interesting, that all UK parties have said that Scotland cannot retain the pound sterling and Barrosa has adamantly stated that Scotland will have to apply to join the EU which means they will have to take on the Euro. DOH! Mr Salmon......... sort of shot yourself in the foot.....

70 28/02/2014 - 1:08 PM
By discreetphoton
Scottish referendum.
It will be interesting to see how the vote will go.

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70 28/02/2014 - 1:08 PM
By discreetphoton
killing of lions at Longleat

Quote: I'm just shocked at such barbaric action.

I presume it was done in a humane way.

I helped a Vet put a vicious dog down once he caught the dog with a noose on a pole and asked me to hold the pole down on the ground while he killed the dog. He first gave the dog an injection tranquiliser and once the dog was asleep he injected a fatal dose straight into the heart. The dog did not suffer at all, so don't get too sentimental over animals, if I could go like that I would...........

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16 12/02/2014 - 5:45 PM
By Jestertheclown
How do i advertise a wedding fayre?

Quote: I am genuinely trying to make this fayre as good as I can. I don't see any reason why I can't make it a success.

Because your business acumen is zero............!!!!

If you are real in this:-

o Post some images on your PF so we can judge your abilities.
o Give us some links to your websites so we can see what you can do.
o Introduce yourself properly.

At the moment you have no PF, you raise Forums which beggar belief about your plans so you cannot be surprised at the flack you get with your half arsed proposals.

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49 07/02/2014 - 9:48 PM
By KevinEllison
How do i advertise a wedding fayre?
I have to ask how old you are Lucian. Your posts here seem to come from a 15 year old who has a lot of ambition and confidence but no business sense. I really do wish you well but as mikehit quotes :-

There is a difference between pessimism and being realistic; just as there is a difference between optimistic and wishful thinking.

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49 07/02/2014 - 9:48 PM
By KevinEllison
How do i advertise a wedding fayre?

Quote: I don't have any experience in this line of work.

......................... and you say you have already booked a venue, going to build a website, its all very admirable Lucian but don't you think you are putting the cart before the horse...... good luck. Running any new business venture takes a little more thought and planning not just a whim and flight of fancy.

To ask on here such a basic question after you book a venue does show a lack of business skills, good luck to you anyway.

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49 07/02/2014 - 9:48 PM
By KevinEllison
London locations.
Leadenhall Market, Covent Garden, Camden Lock

14 03/03/2014 - 1:43 PM
By Carabosse
Soft Proshow Gold
Agree

28 04/02/2014 - 11:14 PM
By KenTaylor
New PC, off the shelf or build my own
From my point of view, computers are so cheap nowadays it hardly seems worth the effort to build your own.

77 28/01/2014 - 8:30 PM
By Paul Morgan
Perfect Effects 8 Offer (Free Download)
Certainly a brilliant free download. Very similar in appearance and function to Lightroom and lots of the photo editing software available for mobile phones. Gonna enjoy using it.

Thanks for the heads up Nicholas.

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40 31/01/2014 - 3:14 PM
By DalesLass
First wedding bust-up
I did a wedding a few years ago where there was only one person on the grooms side because the family had had a big bust up, two of his friends, a middle aged couple, arrived a couple of hours later and the groom asked me to reshoot the formal photo's again so that he had at least a couple of photo's that had someone in them. It was quite sad to see.

25 20/01/2014 - 8:54 AM
By collywobles
How Many of You Can do This???
Some people are so talented.

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22 16/01/2014 - 10:50 PM
By Rev2
Help! What to buy?
Welcome -- £300 is not gonna buy you much especially if you are planning to get more serious with photography. I would think you would be better off looking at the S/H market at that price. £300 will not get you an entry level DSLR. It will get you a reasonable compact, but in general compacts have limited functions on them (not that that is bad) so in the end you will finish up buying a DSLR if you get more serious.

MY view is, that all the big brands have more than acceptable compacts that are in your price range and there is little difference in them generally, so its really your choice. Which ever one you choose you will not be disappointed. Have you looked at film........ you could get a bargain. My old EOS 3 is probably worthless but its a stunning camera (this is not an advert) so you could pick something up like that, have the film developed and saved to disc..

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17 26/01/2014 - 1:27 PM
By jwc66uk
Are You An ePHOTOzine Prize Draw Winner?
I'm not, but good luck to all those that are winners.

71 20/01/2014 - 6:31 PM
By Lilac
Photographers assistant

Quote: Used to let people carry my stuff on weddings when I did them - but realised that you need to train them to add any value. As in, they need to learn how the flashes work, how to read my mind when I want them to move closer, change angle, raise the flash... etc.

it's just a lot quicker to do it yourself than to try to explain in words what you are thinking... you can run over make the 10 micros adjustments needed in a few seconds, whereas explaining it can take a minute of saying "no, higher not lower... and come in a bit more, and move to 2 o'clock... "


Absolutely

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31 11/01/2014 - 2:27 PM
By thewilliam
Photographers assistant
Sadie

Its more about contacts and who you know, but get your local yellow pages out and phone every tog and offer your help 'free' for a few weeks/months. The likelihood is that after a few weeks if you show potential, they will offer some cash. If you are successful in getting a placement they are likely to let you use their studio free also. So just get out there and do it, or someone will beat you to it.

31 11/01/2014 - 2:27 PM
By thewilliam
Policeman laying down his version of the law
I have four adult sons now in their 30's. The one thing I know is that they will never need to be shot by the Police because:-

o They do not participate in any criminal activities.
o They do not belong to criminal gangs.
o They do not carry guns.
o They respect the Police and Law.
o They have never been to prison or been arrested or have a criminal record for violence.
0 If a Policeman asked them to stop to ask them questions, they would obey the request and answer their questions without a big fat chip on their shoulder.

If you go against all of these rules, then there's - no surprise if you get shot.

31 29/03/2014 - 10:14 AM
By Dave_Canon
Suspended Coffee

Quote: I didn't think you'd get it.

You are so kind. Happy New Year to you Hallie

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51 13/02/2014 - 1:46 PM
By lobsterboy