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  • Avatar : discreetphoton

    Day 181: Starfish teeth

    Detail from the underside of a dried starfish. The area you see here is about an inch across, and was taken with a +3 close-up dioptre bought for 20 mounted on to the Tamron 18-270 PZD. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/18;...

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    Day 179: Paper tortoiseshell

    I spent several hours today trying out a rather advanced bit of folding, but the paper split in the final stages. So instead of seeing the completed model, Im giving you another texture shot, with one of the interim stages. It looks like Im go...

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  • Avatar : discreetphoton

    Day 175: Pepper

    Ive been in the house on my lonesome today while my fiancee has toured South Yorkshire in pursuit of the perfect wedding dress (which I am told she has now found). As such, Im raiding the fridge for subjects. If you are going to shoot close...

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  • Avatar : discreetphoton

    Day 118: comic relief

    My fiance came home this evening with a dance game for the wii that shes been singing songs from all week. She gets right into these games, and always puts a smile on my face. My own efforts were pretty laughable. Its not a great photogr...

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  • Avatar : discreetphoton

    Day 114: Pocket watch

    Tonight I broke out the close-up dioptre to shoot a detail shot of the pocket watch that I got for my 21st birthday. I managed to light it with a single flash gun positioned at the 8 oclock position, bounced off a white surface placed at the 3 ...

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  • Avatar : discreetphoton

    Day 107: A Very Scottish Wedding

    This is the challenge which Ive been most worried about. I was the first person to be approached for photography after my cousin announced his engagement. Its always an honour to be considered, because wedding photos probably have greater l...

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    Day 85: Swarovski Polar Bear

    Weve had this little polar bear on our mantelpiece for a couple of years now, and Ive been challenged to try and get a good photo of it. Its named Mercedes, after Edinburgh Zoos female bear who sadly died last year. Hopefully this fits the b...

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  • Avatar : bfgstew

    365 photo project

    Well it has been 5 years since joining EPZ and I have enjoyed every minute of it, that is a big thank you to all of you out there who have supported and encouraged me over the years, and to Pete and the rest of the staff at EPZ towers for running a s...

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  • Avatar : Pete

    Photo365 - 89 - sploosh

    I'm playing around with the portable studio flash we have in for test some more and have no started to try the fp mode which promises 7 frames per second. I wondered if it can do more and tried it with the new Sony Alpha A55 with its 10fps mode. It c...

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    • Posted by : Pete
    •  30 Mar 2011 10:37PM
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    Photo365 - 72 - Plop

    A shot taken today for my Photo365 project using a Nikon D700 with a Sunpak flash and 105mm macro. The flash was placed to the side of the tap and pointed at the red background (a plastic kitchen chopping board). The tap was set to a very slow drip ...

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  • Avatar : cathal

    Choosing a system

    A day wont go by on the forums without somebody posing a What camera should I buy question. People easily get caught up with different models when choosing a camera. By and large, cameras at similar price points have equally similar specificati...

  • Avatar : xanda

    Episode 20

    I finally got round to doing my first ever studio shoot yesterday. Unfortunately Ruby was not able to attend as she is still away touring Europe so it was just me and three models: Lucy, Sophie and Holly. We had the place to ourselves for the whole d...

    • Posted by : xanda
    •  27 Aug 2009 7:54PM
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  • Avatar : conrad

    On-board Flash Diffuser Tips

    Everyone knows that flashlight can be very harsh. So we like to diffuse it. There all kinds of methods. We have softboxes for studio flash lights. There are plastic diffusers for flashguns, like the famous Stofen products. But on-board flash has alwa...

    • Posted by : conrad
    •  20 Jul 2008 8:38PM
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