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dudler

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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  • A place for everything

    I am naturally an untidy person. It makes it hard for some people to believe that I can be systematic about anything, including my wife. But with some things I am actually organised and neat. Usually. When I was in my early twenties I visited a ...0

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  • Keep it clean

    Anyone who has consistently read this blog will know that I donít actually keep my photographic gear meticulously clean Ė youíve seen the dust in the knocks and crannies and watermarks on the front elements of lenses. So you may be surprised to kno...0

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    27 Dec 2021 10:31AM  |  Read

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  • Bloatware, Volkswagen Passats and cameras

    Bloatware is the name given to software that eats up more and more storage space and processing power on your computer, your mobile phone or your tablet. But itís something that happens, rather than being something where there out to get you. Itís...0

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    26 Dec 2021 11:29AM  |  Read

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  • How a picture happened

    Weíve got a very small but living Christmas tree this year, and my wife decided to put a set of battery-powered lights on it: last night, the batteries faded out. And of course we havenít got any long life AA cells in the house. When I woke up thi...0

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    25 Dec 2021 9:50AM  |  Read

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  • Putting the fluence on it

    I remember magnetic soap holders from when I was a child. I canít remember what a child was when I first saw one, but they always fascinated me. I love them. Thereís an neatness about them, about the idea of not having soap thatís soft and messy,...0

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    24 Dec 2021 10:27AM  |  Read

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  • Whatís in a name?

    Iíve blogged about picture titles before, but itís a subject thatís worth revisiting, and possibly more than once. Does a title matter at all? What makes for a good title? Does anyone ever read them Owdman raised the question Iíve tried given a ...0

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    23 Dec 2021 10:04AM  |  Read

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  • Toast

    This one is mistereís fault. I mentioned to him that Iíd been making a lot of toast lately, and he said he was looking forward to the blog. Thatís a bit of a challenge I wrote back, and I felt that I had to write a blog about toast. Here goesÖ W...0

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    22 Dec 2021 10:06AM  |  Read

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  • Deckle - never go straight when you can get kinky

    ĎTis the season of Omicron, and I feel a few more blogs coming on over the next month or two. Iím going to start with my reaction to a picture I commented on a week or two back, where I said that something reminded me of deckle-edged prints, and th...0

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    21 Dec 2021 12:10PM  |  Read

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  • Itís all about the science

    Iím starting my blog up again daily, more or less, and this piece explains why. Iím going to need something to fill the time when Iíd normally be socialising and working with models. Some of you may want extra diversion from the routine of a lockdow...0

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    20 Dec 2021 7:09PM  |  Read

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  • Beef it up!

    Very often, thereís an incredibly simple thing to do to give a picture a slightly more impressive feel. So often correct exposure means but many of the tones are a bit wishy washy. This blog is about two simple ways to deal with this and give your...0

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    19 Nov 2021 10:31AM  |  Read

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  • Itís all downhill from here

    And did you dig canals and build sand dams on the beach when you were a child? I did. I think possibly one of the things Iím looking forward to about being a grandfather is helping my granddaughter redirect the water on the beach. I was indulging...0

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    2 Nov 2021 9:33AM  |  Read

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  • The accidental addiction

    I suppose it started a couple of years back when one of those browses through eBay led me to owning a fine example of an Exakta VX-1000 that came all the way from Kiev. Last year, and Exa 500 joined it, and more recent recruits have included a VX I...0

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    10 Oct 2021 3:16AM  |  Read

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  • Donít write it off

    Mrs. D wanted to visit a garden centre yesterday, and I decided to walk the couple of hundred yards up the road to an overbridge that Spans the M6 toll road. I was wondering what lens to use when I realized that Iíd spent a whole £89 on a 300mm Yas...0

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    8 Oct 2021 8:16AM  |  Read

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  • Round two

    Life this week has been interrupted a bit by the birth of our first grandchild: Della arrived on Sunday morning, and everyoneís been telling me that Iíve got a free model for the next few years. Itís been a while since Iíve had much practice photog...0

    21 Sep 2021 8:44AM  |  Read

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  • The speckle problem

    There are some interesting markings on some of the negatives that I developed on Friday Ė but I think I know how they happened. Itís to do with being sixty years old and needing new parts Ė and I do mean the camera and not me. As you can see from...0

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    19 Sep 2021 8:28AM  |  Read

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