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Ten Interesting Photography Fun Facts (yeah that’s right Dave Gorman – a fun fact).

May 09, 2018
Nothing has changed since the 1800’s. It’s meant to be fun. It’s meant to be a creative process. It doesn’t matter what gear you have. It does matter that you know how to use the gear you have. Digital cameras don’t work without a battery and card. You’ll never take the best sunrise shot ever if you’re not there, ready to rock and roll at sun...
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Panorama, Not the Hat.

May 09, 2018
Back in the day of “proper” panorama photography the specialist cameras were so big that they had to have huge handles either side of the lens and after inserting a whole role of film (celluloid chemical coated strips popular before digital) and got just three photographs! Those were the days. We had proper cameras with handles on to attract as...
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April 23, 2018
Boy, it’s tough selling street photography sessions and workshops. If this is your thing, nothing brings home to you how uneasy people feel about it than trying to encourage others to try it. I was working in Bristol city centre at the weekend. I’m documenting the city from the centre outward. It’s a project that started at the beginning of 2018 an...
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In Pursuit of the Golden Setting

January 02, 2018
In Pursuit of the Golden Setting One of the questions I’m regularly asked during Forest of Dean & Wye Valley School of Photography training sessions is “what is the best setting for…..”. My answer is always the same, “it depends”. This useful and often used phrase in photography isn’t meant to be evasive, avoid the issue or to be clever – a rece...
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Why I ran off to join the “Puffarazzi”

July 10, 2017
I was back up at the Farne Islands off the fabulous Northumberland coast recently, primarily to shoot Puffin pictures for this, the year of the Puffin. Well, not quite the year of the Puffin but certainly the start of the RSPB’s exciting new citizen science project on this quirky little auk. Project Puffin aims to recruit photographers to submit im...
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