21 entries posted with photography tag


Tuesday, 23 November 2010 8:07 pm
tags: newyorkcity photography travel

I've decided to break my 20-day lull with a double-post. The posts are related, yet contradictory (I will explain). The first post for tonight will explain my absence. Or rather, the following photo will. I am proud to say I have now visited the place I consider to be the city of all cities; the big daddy of them all, New York City. In the second post I cover the topic of tourism, or rather, being a tourist in the big city.

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The Mountain Goats Live

Saturday, 11 September 2010 2:51 pm
tags: iphone livemusic mountaingoats photography

I went to see The Mountain Goats at Koko in London last week, and after my last disappointment when photographing live music, I decided I would definitely try to get some snaps. Having recently purchased an iPhone, I decided I'd put the camera through its paces.

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The joys of fast glass

Monday, 26 April 2010 5:06 pm
tags: bokeh photography

To anyone who isn't a photographer, the title of this won't make a whole lot of sense. 'Fast glass' refers to lenses with a large maximum aperture, or in number terms, a low f-stop. I'll explain in a little more detail later on. In the past, I've talked about various photography topics including why you should get a DSLR, achieving good bokeh and why you should use off-camera flash. This post is my attempt at persuading photographers to get their hands on some fast lenses. Why? Well why not continue reading...

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Moving Pictures

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 11:44 pm
tags: d40 d90 movies photography

They said a picture is worth a thousand words. If there's truth in that statement, video certainly has a lot to say, given film (as an example) is captured at 24 frames-per-second. My point? As much as I love photography, I've been fantasising recently about the virtues of video, and the advantages moving pictures have over their still counterparts.

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The Magic Mouse

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:33 pm
tags: apple photography

However I dress this up, I am still essentially reviewing a mouse. Which does officially count me as a nerd. But - people - this is a nice mouse. I am of course talking about the Apple Magic Mouse, the successor to the popular (although flawed) Mighty Mouse (which, as it happens, has dropped the 'Mighty' from its name and is now simply the 'Apple Mouse'. Most likely for copyright issues with this fella)

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Nottingham Uni Halfway There Party

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 11:06 am
tags: d40 photography

Last week I was asked to come to Nottingham and photograph an event. Despite not being payed, I saw it as a good experience to take some photos and improve as a photographer. The event was a success, and despite a few issues I ended up with some good photos of the night.

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16:9 is King

Friday, 26 February 2010 9:55 pm
tags: photography

Widescreen has been commonplace in televisions for many years now, as well as in computer monitors and laptop screens. Ultra wide aspect ratios have been favoured by movie makers for even longer. And why? Because it's awesome, that's why. Everything looks better in widescreen. Yes, even photographs.

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The reinvention of my favourite sweets

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 4:47 pm
tags: food photography strobist

Following a rather half-arsed wander around my town's new Woolworthes replacement - the prestiogous 99p store - I stumbled upon something quite magnificent. You may remember a post I made last month about the disappearance of my favourite sweets. Well, I am proud to announce, Bassetts now sell a very similar product under the name 'Bassetts Allsorts - Red Liquorice'.

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New additions to my lighting gear

Wednesday, 3 February 2010 5:50 pm
tags: photography strobist

I got a few new toys for my Birthday, adding to my ever-growing lighting setup. I'm still a noob when it comes to off-camera lighting but I'm learning more every day and this kit should keep me occupied for a while.

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The Arrival of the Cactus V4s (+ my new photo wall)

Tuesday, 5 January 2010 7:14 pm
tags: books gels photography prints strobist

That's right! After five weeks of waiting, my Cactus V4 wireless triggers have finally arrived. I ordered them back in November, in the hope that they would simplify the whole off-camera flash process and thus make it more fun. Up until now I've been restricted to a coiled TTL cable, which meant I couldn’t be much further than a metre away from the flash, which was somewhat limiting. But now - fingers crossed - that’ll be a thing of the past.

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