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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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  • 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


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  • 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 : 305

  • 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 : 242

  • 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 : 487

  • 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 : 239

  • 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 : 432

  • 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 : 319

  • 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 : 319

  • 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 : 676

  • 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 : 585

  • 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 : 508

  • 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 : 447

  • Sway in Hotmail/Office on line

    SO I'm really liking how the blogging possibilities of a main Site with lots of micro sites might be used in sway - https://sway.com/lAipqDMxSriHsNHn It takes so little time to do this once you have some content. Latest updates - https://sway.com...0

    10 Dec 2015 12:53PM  |  Read


    Views : 571

  • Even less time to create photos

    So my new family member has been brilliant, but also has taken lots of time and my available evening and weekend times for photography have significantly eroded. I think this makes me value things even more. However that make me more driven to val...0

    3 Dec 2015 1:19PM  |  Read


    Views : 345

  • Composing new approaches,

    So life has given me a super new close family member and so time is even more precious than before. Photography took a back seat again for a few weeks but now looking to pick up more where I can. What seems to interest me at present is making more ...0

    30 Jul 2015 2:33PM  |  Read


    Views : 534