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 the way I made pictures. But I had a nagging feeling that modern cameras were just a little too … convenient, I could afford to be more hit-and-miss with my photographs when I could see the results almost immediately on the screen. 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 spell of wet and gloomy weather over the past few weeks it was just wonderful to see the sun again. 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 week. 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 aircraft and it also has a hardware link to a smartphone or tablet. I use an iPhone, and have installed the DJI app which enables me to control both the drone’s flight and its camera. 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 chicanery.

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