Members' Photography Blogs

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



  • Avatar : dudler

    Day off

    [photo] No blog today. I'm celebrating my birthday with a couple of hours photography this afternoon with a model I've known for around 7 years, just back from having her first child. Clue: my age matches the filter size of my favourite lens. The...

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    I wanna see the sunshine after the rain

    [photo] A chance comment by a photographer on her image yesterday set me thinking about our relationship with rain (and Elkie Brooks). The first level of photography (and going out for a walk or a drive) is to want to have golden sunshine. We settle...

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    What does the Critique Team actually do?

    [photo] The simple answer is to ensure that thereís some thoughtful and positive feedback on images in the Critique Gallery. The nuts and bolts vary from one member to the next, and what follows is a (fairly) methodical record of what I do. Other mem...

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    Learn

    [photo] We probably all know someone who goes to the optician every year, and then, steadfastly, keeps on wearing the same spectacles with the same scratched lenses. But itís unusual. It may be a bit more common for someone to visit the doctor compl...

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    Whatís in a name (or a title)?

    This blog came about because I watched a YouTube clip that my daughter made for her church, about Barnabas, one of St Paulís co-workers in spreading early Christianity. She talked about the way that Paul and Barnabas had disagreed over another discip...

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    Good enough

    [photo] 20 years ago or so, my dayjob boss recommended a book about bringing children up: itís called A Good Enough Parent, by Bruno Bettelheim. The strong emphasis is on being the parent you can be, rather than failing to be a perfect parent. I wish...

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    The method method

    [photo] Iíve been writing this blog for something over 100 days, and I promised myself that Iíd go on as long as lockdown lasted. In my mind, there was going to be a point at which I said that it was over, and lockdown was finished. Itís actually a ...

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    Home-made pinholes

    [photo] I hope youíre going to find this distressingly simple. There isnít a big secret, so all you need to do is get on and try it, if you want to. You will need one camera body cap, a three-quarter-inch square of aluminium kitchen foil, and some g...

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    In search of the perfect camera bag

    [photo] Phil Taylor reckons thereís no such thing as the ideal camera bag, and his favourite isnít even a bag. And it's always a pleasure to be able to produce a blog full of somebody ele's opinions - not to mention Phil's telling reprotage pictures ...

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    Bin it

    [photo] Quick blog: shooting today, I hope! I went for an early walk round the block, and it's bin day on one of the roads. loads of wheelie bins on the pavement - as well as the occasional skip: I suppose people who can't go abroad for three weeks ...

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    Putting myself in the picture

    [photo] Yesterdayís lockdown hair selfie had led me to reflect on photographers in front of the camera Ė not least because of the number of members of this site who (to put it bluntly) really donít like being photographed. To some extent, I can unde...

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    Record shots

    [photo] Record shots are boring, arenít they? Simply an accurate rendition of whatís thereÖ Except in retrospect. I used to drive past a factory in Aldridge that had a bin lorry outside on display. When I say Ďoutsideí I actually mean on a platform,...

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    Fill light

    It used to be called synchro-sunlight Ė using a flash to put some light into a shadowed area, often a face. Controlling contrast, when thereís cheerful sunlight to give the picture a summery look. But you can use flash, or a continuous light (the u...

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    Just in case

    [photo] I wrote about fill-flash and other techniques for sorting out excessive shadows yesterday, and consequently, packed a flashgun for a family visit to a National Trust property, Baddesley Clinton in the afternoon, intending a couple of portrait...

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    Film. Again. (Last lap of the Chase Challenge)

    [photo] While I was off having fun with video and a horse on Wednesday, the postie was dropping off my two rolls of 127 film at home. 127 used to be a popular size, bigger than 35mm frames, but a lot smaller than 120 roll film. When I was young, both...