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dudler's Blog


Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

I enjoy every image I take: I hope you'll enjoy looking at them.
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  • Graduated filters

    This is for Hannah, and anyone else who has come across the casual way that a lot of togs talk about one or two types of filter that landscaper photographers use a lot: graduated filters and neutral density filters. A graduated filter is one that i...0


    25 Apr 2022 12:18PM  |  Read


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  • Drive carefully - and port to port

    I remember the maritime rule from a Sixties TV series called Misleading Cases, adapted from stories by AP Herbert. The central character delighted in exploiting the quirks of British law. In the case in question, he explained that a flooded road had...0


    22 Apr 2022 8:21AM  |  Read


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  • More thoughts from the Guest Editor chair

    There are positive consequences of being Guest Editor, as well as a requirement to spend time online. I’ve adopted the approach that dark_lord mentioned in a response to my earlier blog, and I look at the images full size, not just the thumbnails. A...0


    13 Apr 2022 11:26AM  |  Read


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  • GEA - day 2

    I’ve decided how to deal with the idea that one shouldn’t just give awards to one’s friends. Along with GE awards for pictures that I think meet the highest standards, I’m using my own user awards for pictures that are a bit more niche. I don’t kn...0


    12 Apr 2022 6:10PM  |  Read


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  • GEA – first impressions

    Once or twice over the last couple of years friends here at Ephotozine have suggested I try a stint as Guest Editor. I’ve always balked at the idea, because I realized quite a long time ago that I never wanted to be absolutely in charge of anything...0


    11 Apr 2022 2:31PM  |  Read


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  • Droning on

    It occurred to me, looking at the comments on my recent drone post, that I’ve written an article about drones – but that the little device itself didn’t figure (well – it was so much less interesting than what Steve does with one!) So I’m setting ...0


    3 Apr 2022 4:02PM  |  Read


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  • The Ethical Stripper

    This blog involves uncomfortable truths, harm reduction and the difference between lived experience and theoretical moralising. That's a trigger warning... I’ve been reading a book about the legalities of lapdancing clubs in the UK, The Ethical Str...0


    24 Mar 2022 11:03AM  |  Read


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  • THAT lens

    Those who share my upbringing, middle-class British, within living memory of two world wars will possibly also share my knowledge of Biggles books and Airfix models. The two were often linked! For those not in the know, James Charles Bigglesworth w...0


    20 Mar 2022 10:42AM  |  Read


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  • Iain T

    How do you write an obituary for someone you have never met, and who most of the people you are writing for will never have heard of? I know about Iain Thompson because so many models have spoken well of him: a genuinely nice chap, who had followed...0


    17 Mar 2022 8:14AM  |  Read


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  • Where the tune matters more than what you do with

    I’ve been listening to a Radio 4 Extra programme about ‘light music’ – easy to listen to, and hard to define. We’ve all heard it, even those of us too young to remember the BBC Light Programme, its natural home. Many TV and radio programmes use it: ...0


    14 Mar 2022 8:43AM  |  Read


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  • And it’s over to you

    Part of my modus operandi when I photographed models is that I send them small and unedited copies of all of the images, so that they can choose which ones I edit for them to post on their profiles. Sometimes, nothing comes back: sometimes the mode...0


    11 Mar 2022 9:50AM  |  Read


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  • Finding a word for it

    Language largely consists of nouns (name words) and verbs (doing words), and a standard sentence contains both. But, as a rule, people want to turn a description (such as person-who-takes-pictures) into a new noun (photographer). Giving something a...0


    8 Mar 2022 5:05AM  |  Read


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  • A venture

    Two years ago, I bought a new car, and one of the less-obvious benefits was a voucher for a portrait session at a local studio – I won’t name it because I’m sure many other businesses do the same thing equally competently. Covid delayed matters some...0


    3 Mar 2022 8:25PM  |  Read


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  • 18Secondhand bookshops part 2

    For those over 18, here’s a chance to marvel at the changes in publishing over the last 60 years or so. I wrote the other day, describing the three books of (largely) nude pictures I bought in Todmorden, and today there are illustrations, plus a cou...1

    22 Feb 2022 4:27PM  |  Read


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  • Secondhand bookshops…

    Four nights in Calderdale, and far too many books bought secondhand, including a couple of ‘collectable’ volumes, I suspect. There are impressive bookshops to be found…Times change, and three of the books I brought back show this very clearly indeed....0

    20 Feb 2022 9:13AM  |  Read


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