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    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 175: Pepper

    I’ve 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, I’m raiding the fridge for subjects. If you are going to shoot close...

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    Day 173: Natural grace

    Whilst my fiancee was trying on wedding dresses, I took a look around Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens. This young fern drew my eye, and I spent quite a while choosing the best combination of focal length, aperture and working distance to get the e...

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    Day 157: The proof is in the printing

    The reason for yesterday’s run-around was this. I was approached after a display of my work and asked for a bespoke print of my shot from Day 144. I was quite excited about this for a number of reasons. First of all, I’ve only recently sourced a...

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    Day 156: “Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try”

    We’ve spent the day doing various shopping trips, part of which involved picking up some art supplies. On returning home, my fiancee surprised me by producing a book that I’d been eyeing up in the store, which contains amongst other things a vas...

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    Day 155: Gremlins

    When the weather forces you indoors, it’s best to turn to studio work. I like to have a few models on standby, and this one works for tap water. No close up filters used for this, just the tamron 18-270 PZD and a couple of small flash units. ...

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    Day 153: Hyperbole

    Today’s shot is brought to you courtesy of one of my other beloved wastes of time: origami. This is a favourite model of mine, which takes about half an hour to make and prevents a square sheet of paper from ever lying flat again. Every fold mad...

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    Day 143: Cutting edge

    Today’s image is a quick grab shot at home, as I’m exhausted today. One thing that I love about using the Tamron 18-270 PZD for close-up images is just how small the depth-of field gets when you’re using it at 270mm. I should point out though...

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    Day 134: Rose

    Just another quick example of the close-up capabilities of the Tamron 18-270 PZD, in no small part down to the fact that they were there when I realised that I very nearly missed my photo today! Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 25...

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    Day 128: Softness

    I've been trying to get my fiancee to sit for me for a while. I got home from work today to find that she had dressed herself up, put make-up on, and planned a lovely home-cooked meal to mark the end of the year. After that, she suggested lettin...

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    Day 127: Volcano

    Not really, but it did remind me of 2010?s flight disruption. Admittedly I should get out more. Gotta love bubble wrap though. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 60mm; ISO 200; F/8; 1/80s. VC on.

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    The Tangerine Test

    As I wrote recently, I've been given an old analogue Canon EOS Rebel SLR. It came with a cheap standard zoom lens, a 35-80mm. I also told you that I have a new acquaintance, someone who fiddles with lenses. Handy little man. He fixed my 50mm 1....

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    Day 117: Dream state

    It’s been one of those days where nothing’s quite felt real (lots to think about today). I thought that this may reflect that, and certainly distracted me for a while I concentrated on getting a shot with just a hint of movement. Nikon D300...

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    Day 116: The season of giving

    And this season, someone gave me a cold! The next few uploads will be centred around my house so that I can preserve my health and hopefully make sure I don’t have to miss any work. I gave my partner this ornament a couple of years ago (she...

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    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 o’clock position, bounced off a white surface placed at the 3 ...

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