Making (Fake) Model Images

Every now and then I find myself in a location which lends itself to the creation of fake model images – that is, taking a real world scene and, using Photoshop, making it appear as though it is an elaborate vignette from a superb model village. Here are a few example (some work better than…

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Random London People #1

I don’t really do street photography and it’s for no particular reason other than the fact that I don’t find it all that easy to do not living in a city. So, when I found myself in London, I figured I should give it a go, at least. I rather enjoyed it – so much…

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The Sky Garden

Architecturally, to me anyway, 20 Fenchurch Street (or the Walkie Talkie) is one of the most fascinating new buildings on the London skyline. It became even more fascinating when I discovered the top par of the building is known as the Sky Garden and that they offer free tickets to experience 360 degree views of…

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Dungeness: Ilford Delta 100

I’ve been meaning to experiment with some film shooting for a long time and I finally got around it recently. Having purchased a Nikon F90X on eBay a few weeks ago and shooting a couple of rolls of Tri-X 400 to see if it was for me (and discovering it is), I decided to pick…

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Using Old(er) Equipment

I wanted to write an article to try and dispel the myth that one has to have the latest and greatest equipment to take pleasing images. Moreover, the fun is learning what exactly the limitations are of older equipment and when one manages to capture the image as intended, the thrill is even more intense.…

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First Macro Shoot of 2016

Now that Spring is here, the garden is coming to life with insects and I was able to spend a little time in the garden with the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC, Nikon D750 and Nissin MF18 Macro Ringflash. I picked up the ringflash at the end of last Summer but haven’t really played with it…

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A Morning At RSPB Dungeness

Dungeness is an odd, beautiful, bleak and fascinating place. The fact that there is a nature reserve there makes it all the more appealing from a photographic perspective, yet, for some unfathomable reason, I’d not actually visited the reserve before. I guess the lack of long lens has always put me off which is silly…

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Photographing Garden Birds

In this article I want to run through how I’ve set up a couple of feeding stations for wild birds in my front garden. Whilst the back garden is considerably larger and arguably more ideal from a photographic perspective (since I could set up a hide), it’s ruled out because we have two house(ish) cats…

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Using DX Lenses on an FX Body

Making the move from a crop sensor camera to a full frame sensor sort of renders any crop sensor lenses I have useless. I say ‘sort of’ because, depending on what you like, useless doesn’t apply… In a nutshell, the crop sensor lenses are made to cover a smaller sensor size, so tend to vignette…

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