Author Archives: John

Strange Times

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed normal life in so many ways. The reponse across the world has been to advise people not to travel and to stay in their communities. And so, I have been working from home during the … Continue reading

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Well that’s complicated things …

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d bought myself a ‘new’ old camera: a Yashica 635 which could take both 35mm and 120mm film. I though it was novel, an oddity, something that would simply improve my digital photography. But … Continue reading

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This Shoot Didn’t Go to Plan

I’ve been supporting a local venue, HaverHub, in Haverfordwest both through work and also in my own time. They wanted someone to photograph some of their events so I said that I would help them out … because, of course, … Continue reading

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Model Shoot

Just before Christmas I worked with a model, Keziah Watts, to practice some lighting setups. It’s a lot of fun to work with someone who is confidant in front of the camera and, in the end, I feel that the … Continue reading

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Further Adventures in Film

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d bought myself a second-hand SLR 35mm film camera body that I could use with my current lenses. I had learned a lot through using this camera, it helped me to slow down … Continue reading

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Experiments with Film

Earlier in the year I wanted something that would be both a new photographic challenge and a learning opportunity. Of course, when I first started to take photographs it was on film, then digital cameras became affordable and that changed … Continue reading

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Cardiff Bay

I went to Cardiff Bay on Sunday and took the Canon M6 with me, it’s my go-to camera for traveling as it’s so light and unobtrusive. There was some welcome dry autumnal weather this weekend. There’s been such a prolonged … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

I’ve never actually done this before, but I wanted to try to take some photos of a fireworks display so I went to a Pembrokeshire Young Farmers event in a field adjacent to Llys y Frân reservoir on Tuesday night last … Continue reading

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Point of Interest

I’ve been using DJI drones for a few months now and I must say I’m impressed with the sheer processing power that both they and their controllers possess. The controller contains the aerials and wireless gadgetry to communicate with the … Continue reading

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A Sunday Night In

I’ve said it before, I enjoy buying a bunch of flowers and spending a whole evening taking photos of them from a variety of angles. It’s just fun to try different lighting set-ups, different backdrops and various types of post-processing … Continue reading

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