#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…

#9 – ARCHIVE MAY 2009: Long Exposures

Night photography is something I enjoy doing but don’t get round to doing enough of. Why? Something to do with Not being arsed in the evenings once I get home from work – in the winter when it gets dark early it’s normally cold and wet, while in the summer, it doesn’t get dark until…

#7 – ARCHIVE FEBRUARY 2009: Nikon D700 Low Noise Performance

After nearly 4 years of reliable performance, I’ve relegated my Nikon D70 to the shelf as a back-up camera. In it’s place, and at great cost, I’ve invested in a Nion D700. What an incredible camera! I’m more of a photographer than a camera enthusiast, but the D700 is just amazing. Yes it’s bloody expensive,…

#6 – ARCHIVE JANUARY 2009: Revisiting old sites

I rarely go back to sites I’ve already been to. Several reasons – 1) I always feel I’m pushing my luck, 2) I try to see as much as I can first time round, and 3) there’s plenty more places to go. However, I was after some easy explores for a college project, so I…

#5 – ARCHIVE December 2008: Proper Use of HDR

A quick tour of any of the Urban Exploration groups on Flickr will show you how many explorers murder their pictures in post processing. Sorry, and I’m not trying to blow my own trumpet here, but in my opinion, the best way of using HDR is with a degree of subtlety. This photo of Grove…

#4 – ARCHIVE APRIL 2009: Subtle Applications of HDR

Having visited Ivy Bank Mill once, I somehow felt compelled to return. Given the appalling state of the building, this was arguably a rash decision, but the place had something about it. I also wanted to return with a tripod as I had, in retrospect, unwisely left it in the car on my first visit….

#3 – ARCHIVE MARCH 2008: Composition

Whole volumes have been written on photographic composition, which will explain things far better than I can. Not being artistically trained, I’ve tried to read a few, but I’m not sure how much has sunk in – I think I’ve learned more by looking at the work of others and seeing what works. I tend…