Author Archives: John

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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Devil’s Bridge

I had a trip up to Mid Wales this weekend and I went to visit Devil’s Bridge just outside of Aberystwyth. I had just one lens with me, a Lensbaby 56mm Velvet, and no tripod. Devil’s Bridge is a series … Continue reading

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