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Members' Photography Blogs

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    Censorship, freedom of speech, snowflakes and trig

    I believe very strongly in freedom of speech Ė and I also believe that we should all behave responsibly, and not endanger one another. Sometimes, the two are at odds, or at least pose interesting and important questions. This blog contains a lot of q...

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    But a window on MY soul?

    [photo] A lot of reflection going on at presentÖ Taking pictures over the internet has been interesting, and has cast a lot of light on the things that I do and donít do in my pictures. Iíve missed being able to use precise and subtle focus effects, ...

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    Master of Photography

    [photo] Iíve written more than once about Sky Artsí painting competitions, and this week I made contact with a show that Iíd heard of, but have never seen before. Tuesday evenings at 8 offer the photographic version. And I have to say that I like it ...

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    Makes me happy

    [photo] These are words my wife uses whenever sheís pleased with something Ė it may be one of the pleasures of a simple life, or something very complicated and unusual. But any way round, sheís appreciating it. What makes you happy, photographically?...

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    The Impossible Project

    [photo] You may have heard of the work to revive the defunct Polaroid processes, but I need to tell you that itís a long-standing British tradition for Bank HolidaysÖ The essence is to begin a large project in the house or garden, without any signifi...

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    Rights Ė and wrongs

    [photo] A sunny afternoon, and so I went for a walk with my cameras and some lenses: itís what I do at present. A new drive just up the road had light glancing off it, and looking rather impressive, so I dialled in some negative compensation, and too...

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    Checking the temperature

    [photo] I wonder if youíve got things in your photographic past that youíre ashamed of? I remember sending a colour correction filter back to Photax because I didnít like the results it gave me (completely neglecting the effect of the film stock Ė an...

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    Digging into the archives again

    [photo] I found an old-style Kodak slide box a few days ago: at first I assumed that it contained some of my early efforts with Kodachrome because it was the older-style cardboard box. I was wrong, and Iíve scanned all the pictures over the interveni...

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    SHOUTY pictures

    [photo] Quite often, youíll see a picture described as having impact: but you may also come across pictures that have been over-processed, or which lack subtlety. How can you tell the difference? And, crucially, how can you decide where your own pict...

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    Fading gently

    [photo] A couple of things have made me think about the adverse effects of time on both machine and manÖ Last year, I realised that some of the batteries I have for my older Alpha 7 bodies donít hold a lot of charge: they spend hours on the charger, ...

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    Sheer style

    [photo] This is a rather short blog, but life is getting busier in the Duder family, as my wife and I discovered on Saturday in a family video call. Slightly more distant relatives and friends may well have picked up the news from Facebook, where the...

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    The Brotherhood of the Linked Ring

    [photo] You know those arguments about whether photography is an art or a science? They arenít something that broke out when digital cameras started to take over, but had been going on for more than a hundred years before that: the battle lines were ...

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    Promises fade

    [photo] Have you noticed that? Even if you are unaware of breaking a promise, it can suffer from mission creep, and you sometimes end up not doing quite what other people thought you would, even though you feel you are being faithful to your intentio...

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    Primoplan 58mm lens

    [photo] When you go looking around the internet, itís quite hard to find objective reviews of the original lens, manufactured, I believe, from around 1946 to 1960. But itís been revived as a design, all black anodised metal instead of the original sc...

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    Filters still matter!

    [photo] Black and white conversions are often troublesome: particularly if (like me) you donít terribly like working in editing software! I like short cuts, and the one that I use most is Nik Efex, which does a range of useful things, but the relevan...