A Young Photographer

Ivan is obsessed with my cameras. Whenever I’m shooting him, or doing anything with the cameras, he just sits there and watches me. We’ve found him staring into the bottom shelf of our old camera display unit. I’m pretty sure he’s still too young to really appreciate what they are, but I think it’s a …

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Homer

A couple of months ago Stacey and I decided we’d do a photo shoot of her parents’ old dog. He’s really starting to show his age now, and the depressing thing is that it’s only going to be a matter of time until the old guy isn’t with us anymore. Anyway, at the time I …

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Alduin

When I purchased The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim I got this very detailed model of Alduin, the primary antagonist through the main plotline of the game. In light of the Shadows & Silhouettes ABC Open theme, I was wandering through the house looking for things that would make a good silhouette. I think you can …

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Every Child Is…

We took little Ivan outside for some photos today, since he’s over 6 months old now and growing up so fast. We put him down on his play mat, and a couple of leaves blew onto it from the trees over the road. He was absolutely fascinated by the way they moved around in the …

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Updated: Maintenance and Upgrades

Update 17:34: All the changes have been made and the new site and theme are online. I’m pretty sure I’ve picked up most of the bugs. So what’s changed? Firstly, despite saying in my last post about these changes that I was planning on sticking with the existing Pinboard theme, I decided after much screwing around …

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1st Thoughts: Minolta Instant PRO

One of these days I’ll get around to posting something other than first thoughts on something… like a follow up review or whatever. But anyway, for now, here’s my first thoughts on my latest acquisition: Information on the Minolta Instant PRO is quite scarce on the Internet, but from what I’ve been able to work …

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First Colour Shots from the 645N

So the other day I mentioned I had some colour films to develop from my Pentax 645N. After a week’s turn-around, I finally have the slides. I considered these rolls as tests, so there’s not really interesting content, and I have a bit to learn about shooting medium format (depth of field being one thing …

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Eriophora Sp.

As much as I love using film, and love the results from my new Pentax 645N, I have to admit that there are certain types of photography that are much easier and more convenient on digital. After dark macro using wireless off camera flash is one of those areas. Yesterday morning when I took our …

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ISS & Iridium Flare

Whilst browsing through the Google Play Store on my phone a few weeks ago I discovered a handy little app called ISS Detector. As its name suggests, it is an app that takes your GPS location, and based on data from various sources determines when the International Space Station is predicted to be visible. It …

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