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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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  • Still One step forward and One back

    I'm trying to get a higher good photo hit rate and it still seems like its still One step forward and One back. Just at the moment i seem to be getting loads of shooting practice in a diverse range of scenarios, all mostly people which i like. A ...

    17 Nov 2014 2:18PM | Read


    Views : 396

  • Seeking shallow DOF and other more arty effects.

    We all like to improve and find easy ways to do this, Iíve spent a week or two looking at kit based ideas to achieve some of the wants I have. One is sharper images Ė the answer is better glass, no AA filter and also available now Ė better techniq...

    25 Sep 2014 5:51PM | Read


    Views : 309

  • Time to (PH)learn some new things.

    Iíve been comparing my home grown apples with professional oranges and struggling to make them look the same. A constant source of frustration is that the shots I take are not as slick as the glossy magazine shots I want to emulate. So letís list...

    9 Sep 2014 5:25PM | Read


    Views : 275

  • Putting some small bits together.

    So this last 2 weeks has been about getting some time to do some more photography activity. With the new giant flash bendable bounce card Paul Morgan suggested ( Rogue flash bender Large) and a eTTL trigger i've been playing quite a bit more of la...

    17 Aug 2014 9:25PM | Read


    Views : 356

  • One photo encouraged me

    I've had a bit of time in the last week or so to post process some recent pics and have taken a darker twist to them - this may be to compensate for the fact that most of the images were of pretty flowers. Just for a while Photoshop started to feel e...

    21 Jul 2014 1:54PM | Read


    Views : 534

  • Still trying to claw back photo time

    I seem to have got to a stage (or at least think I have) where producing super photos regularly is still a way off, BUT i seem able to critique some the technical aspects of my photos much better than before. I seem to be struggling to take the next ...

    2 Jul 2014 2:24PM | Read


    Views : 452

  • Involuntary break for creativity

    As I seem to be fairly periodic with these blog updates i thought i'd drop one in. The Camera is gathering dust apart from occasional events and shooting the latest cool cake my Mrs bakes. My home projects include DIY & Garden preparing for the sp...

    27 Feb 2014 1:32PM | Read


    Views : 500

  • Busy Christmas, Busy New year

    It seems hobby time gets ever scarcer - luckily I've a few invites and events i can prioritise to keep me sane and shoot here and there. What i find more and more is that i need to spend time thinking before shooting - i'm just reactive at the mome...

    22 Jan 2014 1:06PM | Read


    Views : 374

  • Gone wider not deeper

    Itís been a while since blogging last but Iíve been busy not getting better ;) Iíve been trying more of the social and gregarious side of photography with a good few news events and putting myself in new scenarios. A recent exploit was starting t...

    26 Nov 2013 1:21PM | Read


    Views : 355

  • New office, getting back on track

    Iíve been quite distracted of late as Iím the IT manager for my company and we have just moved office in London. So lots of late nights and a few weekends; But now we are in the new office and things are settling back to normal. Still a fair bit of ...

    9 Jul 2013 1:24PM | Read


    Views : 615

  • On the back foot

    Iíve become swamped in images I need to process, and have a nice queue of people I could probably shoot if i gave them dates. I even have a costume piece and a project ready to go. But am a good enough photographer ? Ė not yet I think, perhaps too m...

    24 Apr 2013 1:03PM | Read


    Views : 472

  • An inspired project, or a blatant copy?

    For a while now I've admired the work of a high few impact fashion photographers, and become frustrated with not getting interesting shots of my own. Iíve been machine gunning my shoots and producing loads of images but perhaps not taking ďthe shotĒ ...

    5 Apr 2013 5:37PM | Read


    Views : 446

  • Taking or Making a photo.

    How quickly we all get bored sometimes, I've had a good run of free model TF shoots, but last week had none and loved it for time in the garden as my other hobby. I see people here on ePhotozine who may not publish much but when they do its great and...

    20 Mar 2013 1:24PM | Read


    Views : 645

  • Lots of shoots

    So Iíve spent the last few weeks doing single and double Saturday shoots with a variety of people and am learning some of my shooting space limitations and trying new ideas too. Iím trying more head & upper body shots as I realise I admire the sharp...

    20 Feb 2013 5:11PM | Read


    Views : 430

  • Yey, started shooting and posting again

    From doing almost nothing, It now looks like I'm hitting back to back Saturday shoots faster than I can process (yes i know, shoot better, process less ;) - i'm trying ) these look like they will go through Feb and into March. All new new models loo...

    30 Jan 2013 1:48PM | Read


    Views : 1045