1. Load film into Fuji GA645i

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    So I’m rusty at loading film properly into a camera, which I recently demonstrated by ruining a very nice Fuji Velvia 100f film in my Fuji GA645i. I thought I’d take it out for a spin when we visited the local Harcourt Arboretum. Isaac likes looking at the trees, just...
  2. Lumu present

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    The kickstarter project, Lumu has kicked into life and begun shipping it’s incident light meter for mobile phones. It arrived today, in time for Christmas…I doubt they’ll be much light metering going on around the Christmas tree, but after reading about the project and ordering from the kickstarter website whilst...
  3. How many megapixels is that tent?

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    Here’s what great photography is all about – not megapixels, AA filters, or AF points, which dominates the camera world. Great photographers are all about the idea and the image…and they don’t care so much about how its achieved, whether its veteran war photographers, armed with gumption and an iPhone,...
  4. iPhone. Let there be light!

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    If you live in a world that is constantly slightly under or over exposed, where you stand like a chimp, hunched over in the midday sun straining to see a monochrome histogram that spikes to the left or right, maybe you need an incident light meter…and this being the 21st...
  5. Wall of Death

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    At the home of the Bugatti Owners Club, is Prescott Hill Climb, which I visited this weekend for the Autumn Classic, which showcased a collection of classic american cars and motorbikes from a bygone era. Huge Cadillacs mingled with hot-rods, Indian motorcycles, Dodge Chargers and my personal favourite, a white...
  6. iPhonography

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    It can leap tall buildings in a single bound, it can email stuff, it can sing, it can even dance if you put it on vibrate and lie it on a flat surface…its…the iPhone! Oh, and it can take photos too! And now with the iPhone 5, it even has...
  7. XeL B&W Lightroom Presets

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    I know, it’s a slightly bizarre thing to have all the techno-wizardry of digital cameras and craving noise free, pixel-perfect images, only to think… “you know what, that would look great if I added some grain…for that cool film look.” Indeed, in a world of freakily over-exposed HDR images and...
  8. Monthly themes

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    I’m currently doing an online photography composition course on the Lynda.com website (Foundation in Composition), some of which is common ground, but always good to instil the ideas further and Ben Long, the author is very good. In this course he’s actually setting tasks between chapters and though not required,...
  9. The camera you have with you

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    It’s an old quote that the best camera you have, is the one you’ve got with you. This means these days everyone has a camera at the ready to capture a moment, as mobile phones, even the basic ones have cameras… What’s more, if you have a smart phone, like...

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