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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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  • The fine art of patronising

    It happens from time to time, anywhere on the web. Itís just happened to me here on EPZ, so Iím going to blog about it. Can you tell itís got under my skin? Part of the problem is that it can be caused by people trying hard to be helpful. Itís jus...0

    6 May 2013 7:47PM  |  Read


    Views : 1199

  • Reliving my youth...

    Iíve been watching the pictures and blog entries that a young lady doing her ďAĒ levels is putting on EPZ. alice170596 is a conscientious blogger, and writes every few days. There is, I confess, a risk of creepiness about a 59-year-old man who lar...0

    27 Mar 2013 10:50PM  |  Read


    Views : 533

  • Tell me more, tell me moreÖ

    Weíre all here to learn, I hope. That means that we browse the galleries and pick up ideas. Techniques, names of models, locations and so on. Well: usually. But there are some togs who seem to post minimal info. There is no reason not to (fo...0

    12 Jul 2012 1:26PM  |  Read


    Views : 409

  • Fair exchangeÖ

    Now, this isnít getting at anyone. Itís just noting something that happens. But it could be seen as a request to individuals, whatever Ephotozine does in response to the request to them! I post my pictures with the option for others to download...0

    20 May 2012 5:37PM  |  Read


    Views : 9324

  • Why the logos, chaps?

    I have a lot of pet hates. There. Got that out of the way, and you know this is going to be an opinionated piece. A rant, if you likeÖ Once Upon A Time, it was really difficult to put lettering onto a picture. You had to use Letraset, or have a...0

    26 Apr 2012 10:34AM  |  Read


    Views : 583

  • The Ashness Bridge Problem

    As my friend Ron Tear posts the results of his trip to the States, I have photographed a little bridge on Rhodes that makes me think about going to the classic places to take pictures. So the first thing, Ron, is that this is not in any way about you...0

    20 Apr 2012 8:07AM  |  Read


    Views : 398

  • Mods - why not allow them on YOUR pictures?

    It seems such a simple thing, and I find Iím the exception in allowing it. But it makes massive sense, in so many ways. If you share your pictures on a site like EPZ, where much of the community is about experimenting and learning, why not, as a mat...0

    4 Apr 2012 12:52PM  |  Read


    Views : 9756

  • Get a gripÖ

    I am confused by the add-on grips that are available for most cameras, and are a built-in feature of ďproĒ cameras. Just Ė why? I can see it, certainly, for action work. Youíre shooting hand-held, and having the ability to go for a solid grip ...0

    21 Aug 2011 7:33AM  |  Read


    Views : 344

  • Boyz Ďnín the Hoodz

    Spening a holiday in Cornwall, and deprived by the photographic fates of my digital camera, Iím beck as I was 20 years ago, with a Tenba bag full of Contaxes on my shoulder. And being a little more selective in my shooting than is sometimes the case:...0

    18 Aug 2011 8:36AM  |  Read


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  • I still use filmÖ

    The more so over the next few weeks. My digital camera died this afternoon, and Iím guessing it will take a while to get it sorted. I have no complaints about it. Itís somewhere around 60 or 70k frames into its life, and thatís a good proportion o...0

    14 Aug 2011 8:17PM  |  Read


    Views : 356

  • A good week!

    Well Ė any week that involves taking pictures of both Joceline and Clover has to be rather fineÖ Joceline and I spent a couple of hours in Berkshire, taking pictures on the stairs and in the bath of a rather idiosyncratic house: all by natural light...0

    24 Jul 2011 8:14AM  |  Read


    Views : 316

  • Time flies...

    I've realised it's nearly a month since I started trying to blog. Time flies: the dayjob engrosses: and there's family stuff (like a wedding last Saturday) to fit in as well. I was lucky with the wedding: just my camera in use - the groom, a nephew, ...0

    11 Jul 2011 3:26PM  |  Read


    Views : 3510

  • Zenith

    Zen wasn't the first model I've photographed who also uses a camera - but she distinguished herself by freezing if the flash didn't work (which was quite a lot until I put new batteries in my IR trigger!) An awareness of such technicalities is won...0

    13 Jun 2011 10:19PM  |  Read


    Views : 3531

  • First blogging attempt...

    I've never been sure why people blog, or whether anyone reads what they put... Anyway, see if anyone notices. Working with a distinctly alternative model, Zenith, tomorrow. We plan to do some reasonably unusual shots, well away from the glamorous ...0

    12 Jun 2011 5:25PM  |  Read


    Views : 344