Category Archives: Fine Art photography

Softly, softly.

I recently dusted off my soft-focus lens and tried it on my Panasonic GF1.  It’s a simple plastic tube, with a plastic lens element at the end nearer the camera, inside another plastic tube.  You focus by sliding the outer tube relative to the inner tube.  The lens is made so that it produces a […]

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Lights, camera, action!

OK, so we’ve got our Christmas tree up, (in the unused fireplace as usual), and after admiring its beauty and the way the lights looked, I got to wondering, “Just how can I photograph the lights in a creative way?”   Well, the first thing to do was to establish a reference point by photographing it […]

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A right Royal event: Part 2

OK, let me state at the start that this blog post is not about the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  No, it’s about the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition, in London from 7th June to 15th August 2011. Their website says, “The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open […]

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A highly dynamic photographer

Our eyes are wonderful things.  They can see texture on brightly lit surfaces and in deep shadows, let you read a newspaper by moonlight, and even see in starlight. Cameras aren’t quite as good as our eyes.  They can record good highlight detail, or they can record good shadow texture, but most of the time they can’t record […]

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