Category Archives: Macro

A close-up compact in the garden.

Yesterday (8th June), it was very sunny here in Watchfield.  Whilst that isn’t always the best sort of weather for photography, what with the hard shadows and all, it is good weather for using compact cameras.  Compact cameras, with small image sensors, need lots of light to give the best image quality.  My Lumix TZ-70 […]

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A post of note…

My recent Oxfordshire Artweeks show was at The Piano Gallery* in Faringdon.  I learnt a lot about pianos whilst I was there, and they are interesting things to photograph too. Grand pianos have nice open tops so you can see the arrangement of the strings.  The engineering is amazing, and there are lots of patterns. […]

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LED photo fun!

Light trail photography is fun, and I was thinking of getting a Pixelstick to help push my boundaries in this area.  For an occasional user, it’s what’s called a “considered purchase”, so I wondered if I could get a simpler device to try some ideas out with.  After quite a bit of searching on sites […]

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Happy Christmas and a great New Year!!

For me it’s been a fascinating year photographically.  I’ve moved from dSLRs to micro 4/3rds and I now use a mixture of mostly Panasonic and Olympus gear.  The micro 4/3rds system gives me the image quality I need with the benefits of lighter and more compact bodies and lenses.  The Olympus bodies also have various […]

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