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Good judgment is often derived from previous unpleasant experiences ... however, many unpleasant experiences are the result of inept or untimely judgment. Smile
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  • I'm really looking forward to it

    On Wednesday the 7th March, myself and a friend are traveling to the NEC, just to the south of Birmingham, to attend the Focus on Imaging exhibition. I went last year, alone. I clearly remember feeling that I was an intruder. I have on previous ...

    3 Mar 2012 10:25PM | Read


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  • Flash

    I've struggled enormously this evening. In fact I've struggled during the last couple of days too. I'm trying to get to grips with flash lighting a subject. Different lighting conditions. Different background. Different subjects. Several flash...

    18 Feb 2012 8:52PM | Read


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  • Why?

    Sometimes I wonder. Sometimes I simply can't, quite honestly, be bothered to wonder. On occasions I believe that to wonder is merely a cerebral exercise instigated by an emotional activity that we call stress; that in fact is nothing more than an h...

    11 Feb 2012 8:24PM | Read


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  • Is It All Really Necessary?

    Several months ago, when the idea, which at the time seemed a good one, entered my head that I really needed to make a concerted effort to become familiar with the use of external flash on my D300, I unknowingly embarked upon a course of action, from...

    10 Feb 2012 9:04PM | Read


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  • Mounts & Frames

    For a long time many of the shots that I initially took when I bought my first DSLR, sank from being images that I was relatively pleased with, to items which made me shudder. And for the very few that I have retained, they still do make me shudder....

    8 Feb 2012 7:13PM | Read


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  • Here goes

    I've embarked upon my adventure into studio photography today. 'Still Life', I have been led to understand is the term used to refer to it. It seems a strange term to apply to something which is, admittedly, motionless; whilst at the same time havi...

    6 Feb 2012 5:13PM | Read


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  • One of those days

    It is going to be. I know it is. I can feel it. In fact, it started yesterday. It really gets to me. Makes me feel less. I know that there is a gap. But when the gap is working against me I get so annoyed and at the same time know that I can s...

    3 Feb 2012 10:59AM | Read


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