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It’s only words…

All around us there are words.  Our environment is full of notices, adverts, signs (mostly directing, allowing or forbidding!) and other visual paraphenalia.  These words can make for interesting and thought-provoking images, especially if you deliberately remove the context.  Here’s an example… Who, or what, or where, is “VERY OLD”?   Who carved the letters, and why?  The […]

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Here comes the sun

In the old days of photography, Kodak’s advice about taking pictures was to shoot with the sun behind you.  This was because lenses weren’t very good, and film was not very sensitive to light, so you needed lots of light on the subject.  This resulted in nice, well exposed, shots of your friends and family squinting into the […]

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The more the merrier?

It’s fascinating to me that the first question anyone ever asks me about my digital camera is, “How many megapixels has it got?”.  To me this proves the power of marketing. Cameras are sold on the basis that “more pixels = better quality pictures”.   True??   Not necessarily, but we don’t have time for that discussion […]

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