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Bokeh is the theme for the week in the 52 Weeks the 2015 Edition group. It’s a strange word that gets pronounced in many ways, I tend to pronounce it “boe-key” but others say “boe-ka” or “boe-kay”. Anyway, however you pronounce it, it comes from the Japanese word for blur or haze and Wikipedia define it…

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Shot of the Week

It’s been another good week on the food photography course, and I managed to combine a foodie photo with the 52 Week challenge photo this week which was “Uniform” and set by me – here’s the shot again in case you missed it in my last post. I chose Uniform as the period covered Remembrance…

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Shot of the Week

With Halloween last weekend it was no surprise that the 52 Week theme for the week was something spooky, with Graveyard! This was taken as I described in my last post on White Balance. I popped over to the cemetery that is close to where I work on Wednesday lunchtime. After a few simple snaps,…

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Shot of the Week

Theme for the week this week was Black Background so I thought I’d combine it with part of the food photography course that I’m doing at the moment. Black background is something that most people with a bit of control of their camera can achieve – and also something that you’ll never achieve if you…

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Shot of the Week

An exciting week this week as I started on a 30-day course to improve my food photography. I’ll cover the first week in more detail in my next post, but for today and my Shot of the Week (below) I want to talk a bit about High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. The human eye is…

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Shot of the Week

After some creative Photoshopping last week, the theme of the 52 Weeks group on Flickr this week was “Surreal”. This obviously gave another opportunity for some pixel manipulation but with the hustle and bustle of my working week nothing really jumped to mind. Then, suddenly, it was Wednesday night – deadline day – and I…

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Shot Of The Week

The theme for the week this week was “Post-Apocalyptic”. While it might have been possible to shoot something run-down and partly demolished or weathered and worn, this theme really got me thinking about what I could produce in Photoshop as I’ve not done much creatively in PS for a while. Friday saw another misty start…

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Shot of the Week

The theme for the Flickr 52 Week Challenge this week was set by your truly. Setting a theme to challenge 500+ people from all over the World is not as easy as it sounds – in my mind it needs to be open enough so as not to hinder people and ideally it should be…

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Shot of the Week

It’s been a fairly photo free week for me as I’ve been busy with work and other things. I’ve only managed to take pictures with my mobile phone, like this one of the low sun shining in onto a wall in the kitchen. However I did get a copy of Glyn Dewis’ fab Photoshop Workbook…

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Shot of the Week

Unusually for me, I was ahead of the game with the 52 Weeks Theme last week. One of the reasons I love doing the 52 Week challenge is that the weekly themes are always a mix of technical challenges – selective colour or negative space for example – broader subject challenges – food, macro, still…

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Shot Of The Week

Usually, for my shot of the week, I focus on the shot I’ve taken for my 52 Week project, but I’m changing that this week for two reasons. Firstly, the theme for the week was Double Exposure which is a topic in itself so I’ll be blogging about that in a separate post in a…

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Shot of the Week

The theme for this week’s 52 Week challenge was Beauty in Everyday Items. As you can see from the link there is a great variety of submissions. Perfect for a LIGHT snack. Sadly my effort falls a bit outside the theme – not so much beauty as amusement in everyday items. Still, the themes are…

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Shot of the Week

The theme for the week in my Flickr 52 Weeks the 2015 Edition group was backlit. I was hoping to get something nice and natural with sunlight behind but we had almost a whole week of rain, clouds and overcast skies so it was looking unlikely until Tuesday morning I spotted something as I parked…

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Shot of the Week

Last weekend we drove down to South Wales for our niece’s 18th Birthday fancy dress party. This posed something of a dilemma – should I take the DSLR and flash and get some well-balanced photos of the people there or should I take the Lumix TZ60 to get some fun snaps of the evening recognising…

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