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I'm retired and living in Northamptonshire, so plenty of time for photography.
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  • ‘ Natures Scream’ - A Lenticular Interactive Print

    In my blog posts you will find detailed instructions of how to make - and examples of - interactive prints using a fairly simple lenticular process. I have been working on this for a while and it is suitable for home printing. These images look dif...0


    17 Jan 2023 4:10PM  |  Read


    Views : 162

  • Floral Photography with Panel backlight

    'Wild Poppies 2' I’ve been posting images of flowers and other macro subjects over the last few weeks, which have generated quite a bit of interest and UA's.. I’ll give a few examples in this blog post. In many ways these images don’t look like pho...0


    10 Jun 2022 9:21AM  |  Read


    Views : 269

  • Follow On - a new interactive print

    My blog ‘Follow – Making an Interactive Print’ was posted around a year ago. It had lots of views, and the actual object mesmerised quite a few people – maybe a hundred or more – at the South Northants Art Trail in October. Several people now have th...0


    9 Apr 2022 9:14AM  |  Read


    Views : 242

  • Fantasy Images and Soundscapes

    Fabio, who posts very regularly on this site, (Fabio) is a musician and a photographer and has produced some incredible soundscapes to go with my Harmonograph abstract images. It seems like this is taking creativity 'full circle' . A Victorian scient...0


    28 Mar 2022 5:35PM  |  Read


    Views : 224

  • Additional Harmonograph Blog – 3D Imaging.

    Additional Harmonograph Blog – 3D Imaging In the last part of my Blog series on light painting with the harmonograph, I showed a couple of early images with 3D rendering, using anaglyph (red/ cyan (blue)) glasses. The 3D effect uses two LEDs, whic...0


    26 Mar 2022 12:06PM  |  Read


    Views : 293

  • Light painting with a Harmonograph - Part 5

    Part 5 – 3D Imaging, Future Work and Conclusions This, for now, will be the last part of this blog. If I find another creative seam or a different way to use the machine, I’ll post some images and follow up with a blog. When I had the machine s...0


    23 Jan 2022 10:33AM  |  Read


    Views : 462

  • Light Painting with a Harmonograph - Part 4

    Part 4 – Exploring a more ‘Ethereal’ Space Once or twice, I got lucky with ‘octave’ tuning and made some striking images. The one below I called ‘Harmony’ – I liked the little rings towards the centre; they draw the eye and fix the image. Harmo...0


    22 Jan 2022 9:46AM  |  Read


    Views : 311

  • Light Painting with a Harmonograph - Part 3

    Part 3 – Trying to Transition from Technology to ‘Art’?? ‘Blue Burn’ Once I could exert a reasonable degree of control on the machine, I wanted to try other things, such as dual and multicolour captures using modified RGB LEDs and harder cropping, m...0


    21 Jan 2022 9:30AM  |  Read


    Views : 313

  • Harmonograph - Part 2

    Part 2 – Developing my Harmonograph In Part 1 of this Blog I gave a bit of history and outlined some of the challenges I wanted to overcome in the project. In this part, I will outline the platform I have constructed and how it works. This next var...0


    20 Jan 2022 10:32AM  |  Read


    Views : 480

  • Lightpainting with a Harmonograph Andrew Carter

    Introduction I’ve been posting images from my harmonograph project ‘Harmony of Light’ for the last year or so on EPZ and have been evolving the machine and the type of images I can produce with it. I thought it was about time to write the project ...0


    19 Jan 2022 5:07PM  |  Read


    Views : 542

  • My First Art Show!

    I’ve just participated in my first Art Show – The South Northants Art Trail Art Trail . This year there were 20 locations, with 51 participating artists (including a few photographers). I’m not sure what the total footfall was, but our location in Bl...0


    12 Oct 2021 5:33PM  |  Read


    Views : 554

  • Sing, Dance, Fly - Sonification by Fabio

    A great aspect of this site is the feedback, suggestions, friendships and collaborations that arise. Yesterday I posted a triptych captured using my harmonograph platform. This was entitled 'Sing, Dance, Fly' as each part of the image seemed to be e...0


    10 Jul 2021 8:32AM  |  Read


    Views : 358

  • 'Follow' - making an Interactive print

    I've uploaded a number of images from my 'harmony of Light' project using my home built Harmonograph platform. 'Follow' is one of the recent ones 'Follow'. I noticed with this image, especially when printed, that it had a rather mesmerising qualit...0


    29 Jun 2021 12:47PM  |  Read


    Views : 732

  • Making a Multi Colour High Power LED Illuminator

    Making an LED Multicolour Flash/ Illuminator/ Strobe For those of you who have looked at my images or read any of my blog posts you will know I like to try some quirky optical things with a bit of electronics thrown in for my photography. I have pos...0


    5 Apr 2021 12:47PM  |  Read


    Views : 616

  • Making a Simple Kaleidoscope Adapter

    I think we can all remember the fun we had as children playing with a Kaleidoscope. Once when I was travelling for work in New York State, I had to visit Corning Glass, and from their gift shop, bought the children a great toy - they called it a ‘Mar...0


    11 Mar 2021 3:07PM  |  Read


    Views : 453