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365 Day 62 - The Photography Show

AnneB50

Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 62 - The Photography Show

3 Mar 2014 7:57PM   Views : 559 Unique : 490

I've had a good day at the Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham. Went up by train this morning so I didn't even have to fight with the traffic on the M42. I had pre-booked a workshop on cutting double mounts which was excellent. My only problem was that I hadn't thought about taking anything to mount! Fortunately Epson had come up with the goods and provided the tutor with a whole host of A4 images so I found something there. I have been mounting my work for a while although I'm never quite 100% happy with it. Now I know how to make double mounts with the inner board exactly the right size and also how to put the whole thing together in hinged mounts. I'm starting to think though that maybe my old Logan rule needs to be replaced in favour of a new mount cutter but that will have to take its place below some of the more important things on the wish list.

Another session I went to was Philip Smith, organiser of the International Garden Photographer of the Year, who was talking about macro and plant photography, again really good and I was delighted to see one of Mandy D's images of 'Bleeding Heart' on display and gracing the front of the IGTOPY information leaflet.

Next stop was the Nikon stand as I'm thinking of upgrading my most used lens but had heard that the lens I was thinking about was very heavy so wanted to try it out. Its a lovely lens, really sharp and no heavier than my macro lens so I'll be going for the Nikon 24 - 120 f4! This was my test shot with this lens, an unsuspecting gentleman also at the Nikon stand.

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Plus, for good measure, an anemone from the IGPOTY Garden.

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