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Quick Project XLV Update

Unlike a lot of people who undertake a 365 challenge, I didn’t start mine at the beginning of the year but on my birthday in March and as such I’ve still got a few weeks to go yet. Happily I’ve passed the 300 mark – on the day of writing I’m up to 319 –…

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First Blog Post of 2017

2017 is now well under way so I thought I’d give you a quick rundown on Christmas and New Year stuff; Firstly, I’m pleased so far with my LED lights. They are THESE which run on camera batteries – which I hope means they will last longer between charges and save me money in the…

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Christmas Gifts for Photographers

Last year I wrote 10 posts on Christmas Gifts for photographers, but rather than repost or repeat them you can find them all summarised via the link in the menu bar on the left or click here. This year I’d like to add a couple more items to the list that I’m hoping Santa will bring…

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Get on Flickr in 2017

It’s that time of year again when I think about two things – Christmas presents that I want and 2017 Flickr Challenges. If you don’t know much about Flickr, then here are links to three posts that I wrote last year about Why I Love Flickr, My Favourite Flickr Groups and Flickr Do’s and Don’ts….

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A Bit Of Photo Fun

I was pointed to this link on BoredPanda recently that highlighted some clever photographic trickery, so I thought I’d use this as an excuse to share a few of mine; “Flushed with success” is a simple two image composite. We needed to replace the old toilet seat that was broken so after I’d removed (and…

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Cancun – fun in the sun

Mrs C and I had a week in Cancun at the end of September at the Fiesta Americana Hotel so I thought I’d share with you a few shots from the trip. Firstly, this was the view from our balcony; There were some beautiful sunrises; And lovely soft sandy beaches; Here are a few more…

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Project XLV – 200 days done

I’m now past Day 200 in my 365 Project XLV. Forcing myself to take a photo every day is certainly a challenge – at least on some days. I don’t know how people managed this challenge before camera-phones were invented! We have recently returned from a holiday to Cancun where it was a lot easier to get…

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World Cyanotype Day 24th September 2016

I’m posting this ahead of time to give you the chance to get involved with World Cyanotype Day 2016 on Saturday 24th September. According to Wikipedia; Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to…

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Another weekend, another wedding

Last weekend we traveled to Ireland for the wedding of the daughter of one of Mrs C’s old school friends. It was a good trip, although tiring – we left home at 4am on Saturday and returned 11pm on Monday. I chose not to use the DSLR at the wedding this time as it was a smaller…

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Answer to the conundrum

Last week I posted that I wasn’t sure what kit to take to the wedding of some good friends to which we’d been invited as guests. I had some useful advice from Claire on twitter ; @photosbypjc Take the compact. Like you said, you’re a guest and you don’t want to get in the way of the…

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A Photographer’s Dilemma

I have a dilemma to face tomorrow. We’re guests at the wedding of a friend of my wife. We’ve known the couple for about 5 years and the 4 of us are god parents to Mikey, the son of another couple that we are friends with. My problem is what camera(s) and gear to take –…