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  • Avatar : dudler

    Back to work soon

    While some of the most dedicated people have been busier than ever at work over the last year, as someone who retired from the dayjob a few years ago, I’ve had to pause my very part-time photographic tuition. But shooting indoors is likely to be via...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Just Back From Judging

    Tonight I was judging a camera club competition, and achieved that by walking from one computer to another to Zoom into action. Does that beat driving 30 miles and back on a cold, wet night? Not really, but it does get the job done, even if it is a b...

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    • Posted by : johnriley1uk
    •  12 Apr 2021 11:31PM
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  • Avatar : dudler

    From Poppet on a Swing to Birds on Bikes

    Over to Phil Taylor again… And I’m leaving this unillustrated, for two reasons: first, neither Phil nor I have useable ‘glamour night’ shots: in my case, because I don’t have model release forms from the photographers who need to be visible. And seco...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Making Sense of Old Cameras

    Anybody who has picked up a tiny Rollei35 camera and attempted to wind on the film without extending the lens first will be very aware that doing this breaks the camera. So the key to not doing this is knowledge, and the best way to this knowledge, a...

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  • Avatar : topsyrm

    52 for 2021 Week 14

    A few shots from another week of more freedom to roam that found us out on North Dartmoor on Tuesday in some "changeable" weather that saw snow storms as well as warm sunshine with some nice clouds for the skies.

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    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  11 Apr 2021 9:00AM
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  • Avatar : dudler

    Fading gently

    A couple of things have made me think about the adverse effects of time on both machine and man… Last year, I realised that some of the batteries I have for my older Alpha 7 bodies don’t hold a lot of charge: they spend hours on the charger, but go ...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Shutter Speed

    I usually use my cameras in Av, Aperture Priority, mode, regardless of whether I am prioritising aperture or shutter speed. As the two are interlinked to obtain correct exposure, if I want a fast shutter speed I just open up the aperture until I have...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    P 83 PLR

    It was quite a lot of fun… And that is supposed to be what sports cars are about. Possibly the best thing about owning an G-F was sitting in a traffic jam, looking lorries squarely in the fuel tank, and smiling at people who always smiled back. Or m...

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  • Avatar : dark_lord

    Batteries, Batteries, Batteries

    They're everywhere, and with modern photography we can't do without them. The electrochemical cell. The technical term for what we commonly refer to as a battery. Invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800, predating photography by almost three decades. B...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Checking the temperature

    I wonder if you’ve got things in your photographic past that you’re ashamed of? I remember sending a colour correction filter back to Photax because I didn’t like the results it gave me (completely neglecting the effect of the film stock – and indee...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Aperture

    One of the basic parameters in photography is aperture, an ideal example of something that trades off different advantages and disadvantages. It is controlled, usually, via a diaphragm of 7 or more blades, the more the better as a rounded diaphragm o...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Strap in for the ride

    Car seat belts are about as standardised as a product can be. Black or grey, you’d be hard-pressed to tell one brand from another… There was a little bit of levity in the Eighties – I owned an MG Maestro which had natty red belts to go with the blac...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Review - Bob Crewe - Sight and Sound

    There are some who are definitely multi-talented and one fine example is Bob Crewe, teen idol in the 1950s with various hit records, phenominally successful record producer and songwriter from the 1950s through to the 1980s and all through this a pr...

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  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Arley Hall and a Diagonal of 43mm

    We did a quick journey to Arley Hall this morning, bathed in sun and with that crisp winter feeling in the air. It did seem quite warm at one point, but it's all relative and that was probably only around 7C. Positively balmy. The destination was Arl...

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  • Avatar : dudler

    Impossible 2

    Advance planning So here’s the plan… I will move the kettle and tea-making kit onto the kitchen table, then move other loose stuff to the side: probably also taking down the roll of kitchen paper. I’ll leave the chopping boards on the right hand si...

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