#19 – Compact Cameras Part 2 – Top Tips

Compact Camera Tips 1) Find out how to activate the macro focussing. This is normally a flower logo, and will enable you to focus as closely as 2cm. 2) Buy a mini tripod. This will allow you to take pictures at night, and will help you to keep the camera steady when you’re using macro…

#18 – You Must Have A Really Good Camera……

Grrrrrrrrrrrr, how many times have I heard this? Why do people think that cameras are the only ingredient of a good photograph? Does a camera drive itself to an intersting location? Does a camera know how to compose an image? Does a camera know what depth of field to use? Does a camera know how…

#17 – Compact Cameras, Part 1

What have all the above photos got in common? Well, nothing visibly, other than the fact that they were all taken with a small £150 Fuji compact. You don’t need an all singing, all dancing SLR to take a nice picture, it’s only when you want to start doing more complicated things that an SLR…

#16 – More Handheld Night Photography

It was almost dark when our ship left Barcelona, but being a large industrial port, it operates round the clock. This container ship was being unloaded, so I took the opportunity to get a shot. I wasn’t sure how well it would turn out as our ship was moving, so I just had to set the camera…

#15 – Sardinian Shadows

I don’t know why, but this scene just caught my eye. I loved all the little streets of Cagliari and when I wandered down this one the way the shadows created this wonderful image in fron of me. It was an obvious candidate to convert to mono! All it needed was someone to be in…

#13 – Kodak Ektar 100

I bought three rolls of this new film a few months back, and I started using my first roll at Parys Copper Mine, and then didn’t pick up my film camera again for 3 months to finish the roll! So, as I was keen to see how good it was, I cast good sense aside…

#12 – Super Wide Angle Fun :)

For several years, I used a Sigma 10-20mm lens on my Nikon D70. As this was a DX (crop format) camera, this gave a focal length of 15-30mm, and for urban exploration and landscape use, it was fantastic. However, I had to sell this when I upgraded to a full frame (FX) camera, as DX…

#11 – Welcome To The Voice From The North!

After a successful 18 months on my old blog, I decided I wanted some more flexibility on the layout, and I was never entirely happy with the name, so I’ve decided on a clean break and moved to a wordpress blog. However, I have transferred all the previous posts over to here, so none of…

#10 – ARCHIVE JUNE 2009: Blurb Books

I’ve used Blurb several times now, most recently for my City & Guilds Level 3 book, and I’ve been very impressed, certainly with the hardback books. Blurb are on of a number of ‘Print-On-Demand’ publishers who allow you to self publish a book, with a minimum print run of just 1. And if you want…