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JackAllTog's Blog


Hi there, Hope you're having a good day and enjoy sharing and discussing photos.
I'm more than happy for all feedback - good or bad - i'll learn more from critique.
I live in Woking, I work in IT in London just like millions of others.
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  • Canon Test Drive - free Test Drive with 4fill.com

    Just wanted to share my great experience with the recent 12 days of Christmas Test Drive from Canon Europe :) I've often recommended people hire or try out a camera before buying a particular model, so when Canon's email popped into my email box a ...0


    5 Jan 2022 11:06PM  |  Read


    Views : 200

  • Visiting 'The Photography Show' & Coverage For ePz

    Hi There, I'm going to The Photography Show this Saturday the 18th Sept 2021 where I'll be covering the event for ePHOTOzine. I'm expecting to see lots of new products and ideas from hundreds of exhibitors and perhaps even catch a demo session whi...0

    15 Sep 2021 12:45PM  |  Read


    Views : 640

  • First visit to London in about 18 months

    So time to shoot from the hip again to see what i can capture And a nice blur shot of the waterloo concourse Travel - Well SWT were poor as before with short formation and poor signs & announcements. Social Distancing not possible, masks half w...0


    20 Aug 2021 12:51AM  |  Read


    Views : 434

  • Windows 10 2004 - Wow faster PC - 33% max HDD use.

    There have been a lot of negative press articles about the latest major feature upgrade of windows 10 - the oddly named 2004 version (or the may release) , but having done this 3 days ago i'd say its actually been great. Mostly because there now see...0

    24 Jul 2020 11:50AM  |  Read


    Views : 340

  • Loving Canons R5 & R6 launch

    Wow, what an exciting launch presentation from Canon detailing their EOS mirrorless bodies, New lenses and a great printer. I have a big interest in the Canon EOS R6 as my intended next camera body, this seems like the right choice as they say the R...0


    9 Jul 2020 2:37PM  |  Read


    Views : 444

  • Is working from home the new normal for many more?

    Most people in my company commute to London for work through Trains/Tubes/Busses, and then sit side by side during the day. Last week my company started setting expectations that we were unlikely to return to that way of working with the Covid dist...0


    18 May 2020 10:54AM  |  Read


    Views : 317

  • Ivan Weiss portrait photography discussion

    Hi there, On ePhotozine the other day there was a free QA session offered by the popular portrait photographer Ivan Weiss. His work has a very rich polished feel and I really wanted to understand how he did this, luckily he was a brilliant presenter...0


    24 Apr 2020 10:56AM  |  Read


    Views : 699

  • Woking the day job from Home

    So having been working (IT Telecoms) from home a full month now i'm adjusting to the new normal. Luckily for us we have spent the last year getting used to office 365 and Microsoft teams ( FYI Skype and Teams and becoming interoperable later this m...0


    16 Apr 2020 5:17PM  |  Read


    Views : 305

  • One of my staff photos in Comm Dealer June 2017

    A small thing maybe, but i liked the fact that I've another image in print. Both on the cover (top left) and on page 26. Only the raw jpg image though.0


    12 Jun 2017 9:57AM  |  Read


    Views : 490

  • Snow

    Well it snowed and the kid in me loved it, the beauty of the morning sunlight on the snow covered grass with a few blades still standing tall. Today's monthly challenge is a reminder of how hard the birds have it - how do they stay warm. Its snow l...0


    13 Jan 2017 10:32AM  |  Read


    Views : 370

  • Happy New Year

    Wishing all my friends and acquaintances on ePhotozine a Happy New Year. Best Wishes Stuart 0


    31 Dec 2016 6:58PM  |  Read


    Views : 371

  • Fine art photography / or Artistic Photography

    I've always struggled to work out what "Fine art photography" meant beyond elusive photographers who charged loads for crisp imaginative images you might not see in real life. So spent a few months dipping in an out of the idea and looking at defin...0

    14 Jun 2016 10:38PM  |  Read


    Views : 744

  • Photo challenge

    I do like to look at the daily challenge and see if i can take something that day. Todays was abstract (or water abstract if you see the technique intro) I found it hard to get water bubbles in centra london today but was finally happy with these sp...0


    17 May 2016 10:28PM  |  Read


    Views : 638

  • Bits of things, and another family photographer.

    I'm as keen as ever to find excuses to shoot and improve my images. I've taken to carrying a nifty 50 set up around a lot more now days. I'm also doing a few photo related event reviews again, the last of which is this - https://www.ephotozine.com/...0

    6 May 2016 5:42PM  |  Read


    Views : 561

  • Shortlist and Long list

    This year is going to be a challenging one for photography, on the one hand I've got a camera (6D) i really love on the other i seem to have less and less time to shoot. And my plan for a home studio is as far away as ever and even less time (none) t...0

    14 Jan 2016 1:55PM  |  Read


    Views : 504