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Members' Photography Blogs

Welcome to the ePHOTOzine Members' blogs where you can find all the blog entries from our members.


  • Avatar : dudler


    A couple of days ago, I learned that a pillar of the EPZ community, Peterjay80, died at Christmas. Quite a lot of you may have seen his pictures, or read his always-kindly comments. He made no secret of the fact that he wasnít a great photographer, ...

    • Posted by : dudler
    •  21 Jan 2021 9:05AM
    • Views : 15
  • Avatar : Acancarter

    Both Sides at Once Macro

    I've posted a couple of pictures in the past showing both sides of a creature/ subject at the same time. I probably didn't explain it too well at the time, so I'm following it up with a bit of a blog post to explain how I did this and to encourage o...

    • Posted by : Acancarter
    •  20 Jan 2021 5:05PM
    • Views : 134
  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Out-Takes from a Year

    I make lots of images, many of which are superceded before they even see the light of day. This can because a better one is made, because my mood changes, because something extraordinary comes along or all sorts of other reasons. However, even the on...

    • Posted by : johnriley1uk
    •  20 Jan 2021 10:24AM
    • Views : 284
  • Avatar : dark_lord

    Manual Exposure Mode

    With today's sophisticated metering systems and automation, Manual exposure may be seen as arcane but it still has its advantages. Long ago, before The Beatles entered the Charts, Manual exposure was the only exposure mode avilable. Many view it as ...

  • Avatar : dudler

    18Top tips

    Given that I specialise somewhat in photographing female nudes, itís been a significant constraint on this blog that thereís been no way to lock out non-members of EPZ, junior members, and those who have chosen not to see nude images. However, itís ...

  • Avatar : dudler

    Putting things off

    Do you procrastinate? Do you keep finding excuses not to do something that you know is inevitable, like tax returns or visiting the dentist? Often, itís not the logic of sorting something out that convinces, but a friend saying that itíll be ok: ane...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Widening our view of the world - the Fish-eye Lens

    Yesterday I was looking at the history of Pentax in the development of the fish-eye lens, and although there were other fish-eyes before the Takumar the key development was the enablement of using such a lens without having to use a tripod and lock u...

    • Posted by : johnriley1uk
    •  19 Jan 2021 10:51AM
    • Views : 244
  • Avatar : Nigeyboy

    Project 52: Week 2. "Still Life"

    Week two of my project 52, and its Still Life this week. Its actually been a busy week just gone. Although I'm furloughed, I seem to be even more busy at home, home schooling the youngest, doing the shopping and house work etc!! I didn't actually g...

    • Posted by : Nigeyboy
    •  18 Jan 2021 11:46AM
    • Views : 235
  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Pentax and the Fish-eye Lens

    Some companies have specialities that they continually pursue, sometimes over very long periods of time and persistently from company owner to company owner. Arguably, Pentax have been the champions of the Fish-eye lens. At one time a fish-eye lens, ...

  • Avatar : Acancarter

    Pin Hole Imager Part 3

    Thanks to everyone who dropped by to look at part 2 of this blog. Today Iíll describe the construction and results from my final model, which did meet my resolution target. Unless anyone knows otherwise, I think this might just about be the highest r...

  • Avatar : dudler

    18Wishing, and hoping, and planning

    Iím really struggling with the grey, damp weather, the uncertainty about whatís going on in the world, and the expectation that Iím halfway through a longer layoff from taking new pictures of models than I had in the first lockdown. Then, my last se...

  • Avatar : topsyrm

    52 for 2021 Week 2

    Still under the lockdown rules of no tripod, this week another hand held shot whilst out on exercise. I have seen these trees many times sometimes lit with low afternoon light that makes them look bright silver, even frosty. Not sure I captured them ...

    • Posted by : topsyrm
    •  17 Jan 2021 5:03PM
    • Views : 178
  • Avatar : dudler

    Keeping in touch with reality

    Itís the net curtain thingÖ And not necessarily the sort of netting that you can see in my remote shoot blog a few days ago, though pictures shot with muslin or netting around a model can be incredibly attractive and creative. But Iím thinking abou...

  • Avatar : Acancarter

    Pin Hole Imager Project Part 2

    Quite a few views on part 1, so here is part 2. Thanks for taking the time to look at this - I hope you found it interesting. At least it will have confirmed that there are crazier people about than you! Please leave any comments you might have. Mes...

  • Avatar : johnriley1uk

    Education and Recreation

    We're missing a few things at the moment, but one is the very important ability to provide hands-on experiences for the kids. A typical example is your average National Trust property, which at the school holidays or at weekends is likely to have bee...

    • Posted by : johnriley1uk
    •  17 Jan 2021 11:43AM
    • Views : 210