Favourite 5 Images 2019

I’ve quite enjoyed 2019 photographically, having had many a good day out with the camera. Selecting a top five this year was much more difficult than last year, so here goes… 1 – Over the Last My first choice is ‘Over the Last’, an image of John Lane competing in the 110m hurdles at Bedford.…

Macro Table

Having been dabbling with a bit of macro photography over the summer I decided I needed to build a worktable to make it quick and easy to setup. The table, shown below, is a base of approx 600x450mm with a rotary table towards the front. Behind this is a slot to hold ‘background’ cards if…

FIAP World Cup 2019

The results are out for the latest photographic World Cup. The competition was won by Taipei of Taiwan, but British clubs otherwise dominated the placings at the top of the leaderboard. Chorley Photographic Society finished a very creditable 5th place and I had a couple of entries in there, one of which was ‘accepted’. Other…

Creating an ‘Arty’ Look

I gave a talk at a camera club recently and I was asked how I created the look of some images that I shared. I explained how simple it was to do this with a couple of textures and the original image; a process using just four layers in Photoshop. A downloadable factsheet is available…

Natural History Museum

I have wanted to visit this museum for quite a while now (it’s on the bucket list!) and wasn’t going to miss the opportunity when I had to travel to London recently. The NHM is simply huge, from the outside it looks both imposing and attractive in it’s coloured brick design but you have to…

Fitzrovia Doorways

I had a few hours to kill whilst in London and took little Izzy for a walk in her pram but I needed something to do myself as we wandered around. Walking past a rather extravagant door I thought “why not create a mini photo project?” – so I did and here are some of…