Author Archives: Chris Senior

About Chris Senior

Photographer, wit, travel-junkie, MSc student and practising eccentric! Prog rock nut and baker of tasty cakes.

Simple Photoshop tutorial (works in Pixlr too!)

I’ve used Photoshop for a long time now (along with other image-editing software and various plugins/effects software), so I though that I would share just two simple tips for using it to great effect on your images. People seem to … Continue reading

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A new, lightweight image-browser

I’ve just installed a new, lightweight image-browser for Windows (not image-editor, just to avoid any confusion). Now, I know that there are a lot of them out there, and I don’t have the time to play around with them all … Continue reading

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Rainy-day urbex

After the last expedition to photograph abandoned buildings in Sheffield, I was given a lead on one in an area I thought I knew very well. However, this site – despite it’s large size – is tucked away on a … Continue reading

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Into Blue

Just a short post today: I was going to go and try some new bits and pieces out for my camera, but that will have to be for another day: Got distracted by the bluebells, which have been amazing in … Continue reading

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Degraded spaces in Sheffield

You don’t have to venture too far from the centre of Sheffield to still be able to find buildings which have – so far – escaped the redevelopment and gentrification of the centre. You can understand why:  Most consider them … Continue reading

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Stolen gear … a chance to get it back!

Just a short post, but if you own any camera gear that you value, then you should probably take a quick read. Thanks to this article on Petapixel, one of my favourite photo-feeds, I was rather cheered by the story of … Continue reading

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Wentworth Castle deer-park, a black-and-white Boxing Day

The light on Boxing Day was too good to let go to waste, so I headed out to my local deer-park, with the intention of getting some good tree photos. It’s my local patch, and a place I more often … Continue reading

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New solargraph pinhole-cameras to try; better late than never

So, this year, I decided to try something new for my seasonal solargraphy with pinhole cameras: Some new containers, which require extra work but will give me large-format negs. First job was to snag some bigger b&w photographic printing paper … Continue reading

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Living with Instagram and a some photo-apps I like

So, I’ve been living with Instagram for three months now, and decided to share a few random thoughts about it. I use Samsung phones, and they seem to have rather good cameras: I was very happy with my Galaxy S2, … Continue reading

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Tatry ups-and-downs & Cracow reflections photo-set

This visit to the Polish Tatry was originally scheduled for earlier in the year, but a recent bout of flu had made this a bad idea. However, having already paid, all I needed was a flight there and a couple … Continue reading

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