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Nick_w's Blog

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Recently my photography has taken a bit of a back seat. Partly I've lost a bit of interest, partly work has taken over and partly I've started to take more interest again in my other hobby of family history,due to interest from my daughter. Whats this got to do with photography you may ask? wel...

23/08/2014 - 10:04 PM

Printing Problems ...aaah

Well I thought I'd write a quick blog post, as I've not written one in a while. Its a bit of a moan really, when I moved to a macbook as a replacement for my windows laptop I thought it would be as intuitive as Windows, how wrong can you be.. The bit I thought would be the hardest setting up a...

26/05/2014 - 10:38 PM

Long overdue web update

Its been a long time in the making. I started this over Christmas, but stalled early new year when work took over. It was a big learning curve after the move from Photium, and in fairness there are things I'm still not 100% happy with, but my skills in Wordpress are very limited. The skeleton...

08/05/2014 - 9:47 PM

Latest project..

If anyone had said when I restarted in this great hobby 8 years ago, that I would be creating still life's - and enjoying it, I would have thought they were having a moment of insanity. However in that time, a lot has changed, not least in my career. I bought a camera, for something to do on an ...

05/01/2014 - 10:30 PM

New Years Resolutions..

Well it's been a while since I did a blog post. So I start it with details of my resolution for the New Year. No not that long overdue diet, nor giving up booze for January - ok them too. But the main resolution is to update the website. I'm ashamed to say it last had an overview in 2011, with n...

05/08/2013 - 9:55 PM

Welsh International Salon

I' ve just started to dip my toe in the water of some of the Salons. A bit last minute to see if my works good enough. The Welsh Salon been the most recent, I'm fairly encouraged with the results. England Thank you for entering the Welsh International Salon 2013. Your results were Dorothy &am...

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17/06/2013 - 5:42 PM

World War 1

OK, not photography related, but in a recent forum post I mentioned I would include a small amount of my research into WW1 - I will get back to a photography related theme soon - promise... Harold Swallow (19th January 1899 - 19th February 1971) Harold Swallow was born on the 19th January 1899...


Strange, the only time I think of writing a blog post is when I'm either lacking inspiration or I'm stuck. I have one project which hopefully will be coming to fruition soon. It will be a composite based one, and I know after I will be drained. So I will be returning to some landscape work for li...

18/01/2013 - 11:02 PM

Light Painting .. continued

I'm still playing with the light painting, I think it has a bit of milage, but I've a looooooooong way to go until I get the standard I'm after. I thought I'd design a new avatar, tho I'm not sure if this is the one, but I may give it a go (did, and its not good)! This is built up over 7 image...

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16/01/2013 - 10:56 PM

A New Project (Light Painting)

With the inclemant weather of late, I've been tring my hand at one or two new avenues. Some have already born fruit. I have always admired still lifes, the forgotten genre in photography, there have been a few that have flown the flag on here (Chase and Cattyal to name but two). The proble...

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An ambiguous title, but for a reason I would be interested to know how others go about their work. Do you plan in detail (as I tend to do) or do you just let the creative juices flow. I tend to sketch ideas out - for my composite work, often stew on them for weeks, or months ( I have a few id...

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For my first blog post in some time I return to an old subject, that of inspiration, or more accurately lack of. I should add, of late I've found it hard to conjure up new ideas, as some may have noticed, my portfolio has moved from predominately landscapes (and seascapes), to more images of a m...

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07/01/2012 - 7:27 PM

LEE v HiTech Big Stopper

Some time ago I did a brief tutorial on the HiTech big stopper (note this is their New version that isn't subject to IR contamination). As I mentioned I only bought the HiTech as the LEE had such a long lead time, however I kept my order on with the LEE as I wasn't convinced with the HiTech. C...

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Well Pete ages ago suggested I write an IR tutorial. I had the following prepared, but wasn't happy with the images I was getting to put my name to it. Thanks to Nik Silver EFEX Pro, I now have a few images I quite like so thought I would put this up in my blog area first. I would appreciate co...

04/08/2011 - 8:46 AM

HiTech Prostop ND Filter

In my last blog I was bemoaning the horrendous lead times with the LEE "Big Stopper" (estimated to be 10 months from when I placed an order in April). I ordered a replacement after my last one hit the rocks. For those unfamiliar with the term - it's what LEE called their extreme 10 stop...

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