Friday, August 14, 2020

Resort Abandoned: The decline of a popular resort from the 1960s to today

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A resort of choice in the 1960s has become a derelict reminder of what once was. These photographs show what 50 years of neglect can achieve...

Contax: A tale of two beautiful but unused cameras

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Quite by chance two classic Contax cameras and a bunch of lenses came John's way. They were crying out to be used but in the end they have languished on the shelf. John explains why.....

Golden Hour: The joy of early rising

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Early to bed, early to rise: Few of us have the discipline to jump out of bed at 5.30 every morning. But that's the time to catch the delights of the golden hour on your camera......

Composition, light and an introduction to Fuji mirrorless photography

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Where's all the Fuji gone? David wondered why Macfilos has been light on Fuji in the past few months. So we signed him up as a contribitor. Here he explains why he moved from DSLR to mirrorless and what he likes about the Fuji system.....

Focus stacking on Panasonic cameras

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Focus stacking is made easier with new software now available for Panasonic cameras. This little guide could help....

Hassle with my Hasselblad: Is film dead (again)?

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Five years ago John had a final fling with film. He bought himself a long-coveted Hasselblad outfit. But it was one experiment too far and he's now back with digital. For good.....

Brooklands 1973 and the last of the Bentley Boys

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Back in 1974 Don was sent to Brooklands to photograph the famous designer Barnes Wallis. It led to an invitation to an exclusive reunion of pre-war car racing drivers on the circuit the same weekend.....

Olympus OM-D v Panasonic GH5

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Micro four-thirds has demonstrated big advances in image quality over the past five years. But it is the small size of the equipment and the speed of operation, particularly of autofocus that impresses. The the pro-level bodies such as the OM-D E-M1 and the Lumix GX5 set new standards......

Micro four-thirds and macro photography

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Balancing exposure for natural light macro photography can be easier with a smaller sensor where wider apertures do not restrict the depth of field drastically. Sometimes the wider depth of field of the micro four-thirds sensor can have its advantages....

Email Etiquette: Keep on keepin’ on

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How to start and end emails is a constant worry. Formal, informal, downright rude; it's a minefield compared with the familiar conventions of letter writing.....