Members' Photography Blogs

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


  • Avatar : debbiegee

    new camera?

    I am going to be upgrading my camera soon and was wondering what camera others would recommend? I currently have a canon 1100d and will probably stay with canon as I have bought a few lenses and hope they will fit the next camera! I am thinking abo...

    • Posted by : debbiegee
    •  13 Jan 2016 7:19PM
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  • Avatar : hcapewell

    Back on epz

    So i actually joined this site way back when i brought my Canon 350D in 2005 and for one reason or another i strayed from the path of righteousness so to speak. However you will be glad to know that my photography has improved some what. I have c...

    • Posted by : hcapewell
    •  17 Jul 2013 11:28PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    Goodbye Canon 3XL

    Some of you may be scratching their heads now, trying to think of a Canon model by the name of 3XL, but let me spare you the trouble and explain that 3XL doesn't refer to a camera, lens or photographic accessory at all - unless you count a T-shirt wi...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  18 Feb 2013 9:57AM
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  • Avatar : blastedkane

    The tale of tulips and mini people

    So blog point 2. I am hoping that if I can commit making the time for this then I can also find the time to complete a project 52.. time will tell I suppose... This week I have been continuing with the tulips theme that I started last week, howev...

    • Posted by : blastedkane
    •  8 Feb 2013 11:26PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    Size Matters

    Well, to some it does. Of course, I can think of plenty people who don't think size matters, I can think of plenty of situations in which bigger isn't better. But sometimes you just can't get around it - size can impress. And at the Royal Armourie...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  28 Aug 2012 10:14PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    The End of an Era

    Today it was a final goodbye to my Canon kit, and a hello to my new small and lightweight Olympus kit: an OM-D E-M5 with a 12-50 lens. Talking to the dealer, I reminisced about my early photographic beginnings. It all started with my father fe...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  22 May 2012 5:31PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    Moving To Smaller & Lighter Kit

    So, the decision's been made. I'm selling my Canon kit and going for something smaller and lighter. (See the forum thread here.) I've been reluctant to make the decision, because I felt very much attached to my trusty Canon 20D and the excellent l...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  13 May 2012 6:54PM
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  • Avatar : conrad


    There are several photographers on EPZ who take really good pictures of cars, and I don't count myself among them - I wish I could, but I've never taken shots as good as they take them. But that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy giving it a go. A...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  30 Mar 2012 11:32PM
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  • Avatar : tonyguitar

    upgrading lens from Tamron 70-300 to Canon L

    Am in the market for a lens upgrade also and some of the older photogs here in Canada have suggested the Canon 400 4-5.6 usm as very razor sharp lens. My humble reasoning is that extra crisp glass allows closer cropping so the newer Canon 70 - 30...

  • Avatar : conrad

    50mm Update

    The other day I wrote that my 50mm 1.8 Mk I lens had got stuck: both auto focus and manual focus didn't work anymore. Well, there's good news to report! I found someone who is handy with lenses (takes them apart, converts his own lenses for macro ...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  26 Dec 2011 12:38PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    Rebel 2000

    A kind relative gave me an old analogue SLR, a Canon EOS Rebel 2000. I don't know if I'll be using much film, I like the economic advantage of having a DSLR too much, but maybe I can think of nice, nostalgic techniques to try out (any suggestions...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  21 Dec 2011 8:22PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    EOS Reflections

    A relative gave me an old analogue Canon EOS SLR. I took it out of the bag and put it on my dining room table, and I noticed a rather nice reflection of the strap on the table surface.

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  21 Dec 2011 10:01AM
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  • Avatar : conrad


    Last night my daughter had a stall at a Christmas fair, and I thought I'd go and have a look, and decided to take my camera. Since I don't like the harshness of flash light very much, I thought it would be a good idea to take my fastest lens, a 5...

  • Avatar : conrad

    Shooting From The Hip

    Years ago, I bought an infrared filter for one of my interchangeable lenses, and started to use it on my 20D. I thought the whole process was quite cumbersome, to be honest. I do often use a tripod and long shutter times for landscape shots, but have...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  22 Jul 2011 9:56AM
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  • Avatar : Paintman

    Comparisons and Working Distances.

    Following on from my previous blog I thought I'd put side by side comparisons of the different set ups that produced similar sizes of the subject in the photograph. This shows the difference in working distance that can be achieved which can be usefu...

    • Posted by : Paintman
    •  2 May 2011 7:42AM
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