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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    You're a Good Group!

    While looking through images to select for the blogs I came across a large number of group portraits. Groups can be very tricky, not least because there's always one who is pulling a funny face , looking the other way or generally messing up the grou...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade

    In England, most of lockdown has, in some senses, been easy. The weather’s been the way that I remember when I was at primary school. OK, it’s been frustrating that we can’t (prime ministerial advisors apart) travel to our favourite locations, but s...

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  • Avatar : SlowSong

    Fire Drill

    Not often you see the LFB going through their paces in the local park. But with all the fires around in this hot weather, it's a good place to do it.

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    • Posted by : SlowSong
    •  27 May 2020 3:23PM
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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Reportage and Street

    I see a distinction here, but also quite an overlap in defining reportage and street photography. Reportage I see as the pictures that accompany an article, the classic Life magazine or National Geographic approach. A single image that tells a story ...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Study the masters (and the women who excel)

    I’ve been thinking about myths, and there may well be a blog about one or two of my unfavourite photographic ones in the next week or two: things that I hear photographers say as if they’re laws of physics, when they actually have their roots in som...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Studio hire

    In the locked-down world we live in at present, very few people are in the happy position of one man, who I’ll call H – he has a studio at home, and he’s married to a professional model. His life has been less affected by lockdown than some: indeed,...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Shooting the Male

    Yesterday it was pictures of girls and today the male is the subject. Shooting males should be exactly the same, so I'll be interested to see whether the photographic approach is any different. That is a two way process of course and I often use "mal...

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    • Posted by : johnriley1uk
    •  26 May 2020 10:07AM
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  • Avatar : dudler

    Eyeline

    For good or ill, we’ve all got much more used to seeing ourselves in images over the last couple of months: just about everyone is now used to using FaceTime, Zoom or WhatsApp video calls. We’ve seen how professional broadcasters have learned to be ...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Shooting Girls

    That was the title of an article that I wrote for Pentax User magazine, a long time ago. Today I'll look at portraits, female portraits, and tomorrow it will be the turn of male portraits. But for today, I'm talking about likenesses of people of cour...

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    • Posted by : johnriley1uk
    •  25 May 2020 10:09AM
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  • Avatar : dark_lord

    My Unconventional Macro Setup

    Proper macro lenses give a reproduction ratio of 1:1 which is fine for many subjects but sometimes I want to get closer and this is my approach. First, I'll expand on what I mean by proper macro lenses. Some of you will know this, so I apologise for...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Long Term Projects - Small Buildings

    There are some long term projects on the go, and one of them is my collection of "small buildings" - anything from a pig pen to a shed to an ice house......any thing that catches my eye as we go about other things. I have always had a casual interest...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Helios

    The Greek sun god – and a really good name for a lens: or, indeed, a series of lenses, if you look them up on the web. For most people, though, there’s only one Helios, the 44: 58mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/2. Later lenses were fitt...

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  • Avatar : SlowSong

    Swans and Geese

    The wind is so high today on the lakes that the swan and geese families have taken to the grass for a bit of R&R and general pecking around.

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    • Posted by : SlowSong
    •  23 May 2020 3:44PM
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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    So Quiet, So Still

    The roads are quiet, the work is quiet, the usual stream of people through the house is stilled. Welcome to Lockdown 2020. But listen, we we have the periodic sound of wallpaper meeting newly stripped walls, hopefully not for long. And the reassurin...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Little and jewelled

    I have a dark secret or two in my camera drawer. (Cupboard? Room…) One of them is a camera that I bought because it was so much smaller than my Alpha 900, and I viewed it as being a travel camera: I duly equipped it with my sort-of standard range o...

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