2020 has been a challenging year for everyone for a number of reasons, but the new coronavirus has impacted pretty much everyone. One of the events affected by the changes in the way we currently live our lives was the Marlborough College Summer School. Originally scheduled to run mid-July to early August 2020, it was, […]
The second project I managed to complete was a so-called “valve sensor” for the Camera Axe trigger I built three (!) years ago. This is connected to one of the sensor ports on the trigger, which can then open or close a solenoid-operated valve on the sensor, allowing water from a reservoir to flow through […]
Like many others, I guess, I haven’t felt too motivated to take photographs during the Coronavirus lockdown. To stave off boredom, however, I have been looking at a pile of “to-do” projects that I’ve stacked up over the last couple of years. I’m pleased to say that I’ve now completed a couple of them. My […]
While I don’t see anything in the E-M1 MkIII that makes me want to dash out and buy it, I was intrigued by the LiveND feature. I saw it mentioned on the E-M1x but didn’t pay much attention as I was even less interested in that model. Anyway, it turns out to be quite simple […]
Four years ago, I replaced the system drive in my ageing (April 2010!) Windows 7 system with a Crucial SSD to give it a bit of a speed boost. It was a fast system for its day (quad-core i7 CPU) and installing the SSD meant I could put off upgrading for while. It worked well […]
In July 2020 I’ll be running courses at Marlborough College once again. People who have signed up to receive the summer school brochure should receive their copies somewhere around Christmas. Online bookings can be made through the summer school website from early January. In the meantime, details of next years courses can be found on my Courses page.
I’ve been thinking of making some cyanotypes after reading an article in Amateur Photographer a few weeks ago. Then someone turned up at my local camera club with some excellent examples, really nice work. I think their creator said she’d read the same article. One thing puzzled me and that was that the process is […]
Never having taken pictures of aircraft before, I had only a vague idea of what was in store for me at the Bournemouth Air Festival. Let’s just say that there weren’t many keepers and, although I generally shoot as though I’ve still got a film camera, I took lots of images. At least 75% could […]