Category Archives: equipment

A better image-viewer, Fast Picture Viewer …

As you may have read in this post, I’ve been using the Nexus Image viewer for my photo-work. However, it started kicking out an error-message, having worked just fine previously. As it is a single .exe file, there is nothing to … Continue reading

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Fujifilm X-E2 – life on the road

This Fujifilm X-E2 is the camera that I never thought I would find myself owning and using – a compact mirrorless system camera, and non-Canon to boot! This is not intended to be a technical review, as the web is full … Continue reading

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Camera gear – move it and use it!

The subject of how best to carry your camera equipment is probably one of the most individualised of subjects for any photographer, depending not only on your gear, but how and where you are travelling. and also the type of … Continue reading

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Colour infrared – the early days

… actually, the very earliest of days as I’ve only had the one outing yesterday with the camera so far, despite having it almost a month, due to the paying photo-work and a week away. So, first things first: What … 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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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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Film SLRs … where are they now? Oh, here they are …

I paid a visit to my local camera-store today, as thanks to the joy of modern social-networking, I had seen a post on Facebook that they were having a table-top sale. I was curious to see exactly what was there, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the winter solstice … solargraphy-style!

Solargraphy is an amazing technique I stumbled upon some time ago. It involves using pinhole-cameras fixed for days, weeks or even months, which record the track of the sun across the sky. Obviously, the sun is lower in winter and … Continue reading

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Backups … I may be paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?!

… you have them, right? So when a computer crashes, you have some way of carrying on. You don’t? Hoping that your hard-drive or computer will last forever? Think about it … it’s not a case of if but when … Continue reading

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