When I first started digitalising my film negatives I was using an ipad as a ‘lightbox’ and my Nikon D500 to take the image. This led to spending too much time, in my opinion, in front of the computer trying to get my images as I wanted them. Discontentment led to using a flatbed scanner … More Photofix Copier- Panacea to Digital Scanning?
This week I acquired an Olympus OM 1 advertised as parts/not working on that well know auction site. The owner noted that the camera shutter worked but the viewfinder and lens were ‘hazy’. On testing the camera all was well, I had a working Om 1. Even the light meter works, not bad I think … More Seeing Again with an Olympus OM1
The screenshot below shows what happened when a strip of six images from the Yashica 270 AF, underexposed by 7 stops, was inserted into my Epson Perfection V370 Photo Scanner. Normally the Epson Scan software is very good at finding an image and providing a thumbnail for me to view. Sadly because the images were … More Digging Deep to Rescue an Image
Why CS2? Simply, because I can. I do use more up to date imaging programs when I need to. As I have a small collection of computers I feel I can justify there existence by getting them to do some work for me. What better way than to combine it with my photography? In addition, … More Photo Editing with CS2
Vintage Expired 2002 I came across this roll of FP4 plus in a charity shop last year , and although at the time I was only developing colour film I had to have it. What a great looking box, I thought. Fast forward to September 2020 when I started my journey into developing black and … More Ilford FP4 plus some first time observations about film latitude.
This is the third instalment in the series where I take a look at the scene modes on my camera to see what they actually do. This time, if we look through the round window (a reference to to childrens tv program of the 1960/70’s I used to watch) I will be examining the program … More Landscape Mode
This is the second instalment in the series in which I will be looking at the scene modes that appear on many digital cameras. The picture above shows we have selected what is called ‘portrait mode’ which is what we choose if we want to take …a portrait. But what does the camera do and … More Feeling in the Mode – Portrait
I know what I like and what I don’t. In other words, I have opinions. These viewpoints have been formulated over time or experiences have shaped them. However, I consider myself a good listener and am willing to change my viewpoint if persuaded by reason or evidence. Many times, too many to recount, I have … More Point of View
In the last post I mentioned that flies have compound eyes. Further research revealed that the ‘lenses’ making up these eyes are independent of one another and are sensitive to brightness and colour . This gave me an additional idea for a photo project that would stretch my editing skills. Suppose I took one image … More Compound and Contrived
Being in the dentist chair is not my favourite place. I think many would agree. I recognise the importance of having a healthy set of teeth and appreciate the many benefits. However much I review these reasons it does not help with the anxiety. Over the years I have developed a system of what I … More The Dentist and Perspective