Rights Grabbing Competitions 1

I regularly get sent links to various photographic competitions, and almost inevitably don’t enter them because I’m not happy with the Ts and Cs – in general the somewhat over zealous attribution to the rights of my images most of these competitions make. I’ve now seen that pro-imaging are starting to take a stand against ...

Fuji Quickload – relationship between the ID code on the envelope and the film rebate code 1

Someone over at the UK LF Forum was asking about the relationship between the code printed on a Quickload envelope and that’s marked with orange light on the rebate. There is a relative relationship between the code on the envelope and that on the film. Once you know one relationship in that batch (the first ...

The Navel Stone – Highly Commended

I’m really pleased to say that my image ‘The Navel Stone’ was one of two images awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status at the Wirral Spring Art and Photography exhibition. As ever the submitted works were of the highest standard, and it really is an honour to have received the ‘Highly Commended’. The Wirral Spring Art and ...

Fitting Markins TS-327 spikes to a Gitzo 1325 2

I recently purcahsed a set of Markins TS-327 titanium spikes to fit my Gitzo 1325 tripod. The only trouble was they came completely devoid of instructions on how to fit. The rubber pad which the 1325 has by default seemd absolutely impossible to remove. Various options on how to get the foot off seem to ...

Image of the week

I’m starting to post a series of images which are the favourite I’ve taken in the previous week. Here’s the one for the week ending 20th April. This was taken at Oulton Park on a race experience day. How fortuitous that they parked three Renault Clio Cup cars in a lovely row like this!

Wirral Spring Art and Photography Exhibition

I’m pleased to say that two of my images, ‘Sunset At The Marine Lake’ and ‘The Navel Stone’ have been selected for display in the Wirral Spring Art and Photography Exhibition which is held at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead. The exhibition runs from Saturday 26th April to Sunday 1st June, open Tuesday to ...

Dilution of Trust

This morning on my way to work I heard a report on The Today Programme about Michael Grade speaking to the Royal Television Society about the current state of affairs in the TV industry. After the recent scandals regarding premium-rate telephone lines and actors appearing on daytime chat-shows, he warned the industry not to ‘dilute ...

Wirral Photographs in Dee Fine Arts

I’m really pleased to let you all know that as from the 9th of July, my photographs will be available to buy through Dee Fine Arts in Heswall. I’m really pleased to be able to offer my work for sale through such a reknowned establishment.

Hello, old friend.

On Wednesday night I went out to shoot my comparison between ‘Old’ Velvia 50 and ‘New’. Fuji sent me a roll of 120 film, so, for the first time in about 2 years I pulled out my Bronica SQ-Ai. I shot with the Bronica for about 3 years, and came to be very ‘at home’ ...

Safari on Windows!

Whenever I make a change to my website I end up pinging one of my Mac-wielding friends over MSN and asking them to check ‘if it looks right in Safari’. Well, today at the Apple WWDC, St. Eve announced that Apple were to launch Safari for Windows, so I can now check the layout in ...