Chorley PS Wins the L&CPU Annuals

Chorley Photo Society has won all three of the categories in the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union’s annual club competition in 2018. There are the usual Colour, Mono and Nature categories and the club finished top of all of them, claiming the overall winner too as a result. As a result, Chorley PS will go…

South Birmingham BPE

Very happy to share my results from the 2018 South Birmingham BPE Exhibition. I seem to be typically achieving around 50% acceptance at the moment in these national exhibitions so was stunned to get my report card showing nine out of ten images accepted – wow 90%. Included in the nine were two Ribbons; a…

Dickensian Adolescents

A second shoot with the Ragged Victorians produced some interesting images full of personality, character and no shortage of mischief. This small set focuses on the teenage miscreants who were always looking for an opportunity to present itself. The Ragged Victorians are a group of period enactors / educators and can be found online at…

What’s Your Back-Up Strategy?

In my last blog I talked briefly about developing your Digital Workflow and finished it with a mention of backing up your precious files. This time I will urge you to think about how safe your images are, probably stored on a hard drive inside your PC / Mac. These devices can fail mechanically or…

Digital Workflow

Lately a few people have asked about how to do bits of processing or work on digital images and how I save and back-up files. I have also recently noticed people doing things a semi-random manner whereas I, as an ex-engineer with allegedly a touch of OCD, have a fairly rigorous workflow that I adhere…

Pip the Gentleman

Just had a quick shoot with ‘Pip the Gentleman’ and wanted to share the results. Pip has quite a unique look about him and has a range of quality suits that make him stand out from the crowd. He is also heavily tattooed so offers a range of opportunities. The lighting set-up was fairly simple…