Atmosphere in old photos

Atmosphere in old photos The atmosphere in old photos is not something you can add afterwards. It is only present at the time of the shutter press. Trying to retouch a photo that doesn’t have an atmosphere nearly always ends up looking false. Take this photo. Natural Light The fall of...

Drone photography, what a drone!

Drone photography, what a drone! I love aerial photos and drone photography. They offer a unique perspective on life. Clearly, the self-levelling gimbals and stabilization helps produce stunning photos from drones. Everywhere I look there are perfect, pin sharp photos in super high definition. My...

Restoring memories of old Salou

Restoring memories of old Salou Stumbling across a place where many memories were formed to find that place derelict is heartbreaking. In the Summer of 1991, I went to Salou Spain. Outside the main resort, slightly inland and around the coast a few miles I came across an abandoned village. It would...

Digital film new idea?

Digital film new idea? I was browsing the web and came across a post about a digital film cartridge insert that you put inside you Film SLR to convert it to a digital camera. Sounds neat doesn’t it? Well who ever came up with the most recent manifestation of this idea did it for a...

Retro film slides scanned 1990

Retro film slides scanned 1990 Sometimes things turn up when you least expect them such as these slides from 1990 I found in my collection. Retro colour slide film. Some gritty images in a low-income area shot in a butchers shop. I think we were all a student once and these were shot as part of a...

Paterson contact printer bakelite

Paterson contact printer bakelite Does anyone have one of these? Perhaps have the instruction booklet? Or have any stories about one? Please comment Advert for the above printer reads “Paterson Contact Printer for 35/- Here is a present that will delight any photographer, young or old, expert or...

HDR High Dynamic Range is it dead?

HDR High Dynamic Range is it dead? This may ruffle the feathers among fans of this technique or you may find yourself agreeing with me but in my personal opinion, I think HDR is dead already. What is HDR? HDR is quite simply a relatively new technique used in imaging to combine several images, exposed...

Photo retouching famous faces

Photo retouching famous faces Photo retouching and famous people in the media. When famous faces are everywhere in the media and on TV the pressure to look good is high. Celebrities faces are their income. If their face fails to look good then they don’t feel good about going on television...