Category Archives: Photographic techniques

Techniques used in photograpy

Scan size and quality surprise (Epson V500)


I’VE ALWAYS ASSUMED that the quality you get from making a large scan and then downsizing it is going to be much the same as just making a small scan to start with. I now know that it isn’t. As … Continue reading

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Unlucky ’13!


WHAT a start to the year! I decided to take a set of photos of my old cameras, all shot in black and white with medium format film. I thought they might have a chance of selling as wall art. … Continue reading

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Stitching up wide-angle


EVER wanted a perfect, distortion free, 10mm lens with a camera that delivers 70MP images? Well, if you’ve got a half-decent DSLR and a reasonable standard or short telephoto lens, then you have all you need to replicate the results … Continue reading

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Shooting lightning


I WAS in Greece for a month from mid-October and I was lucky to have fabulous weather while I was there. There was a real “Indian summer” right through the islands for the first week and though it got a … Continue reading

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Three sunsets in one


You don’t take a photo, you make it – Ansel Adams You don’t take a photo, you fake it – Paul Cowan I THINK my version is probably more apposite today. Everybody likes a good sunset, don’t they? Just as … Continue reading

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Six weeks with only film


Rethymnon city centre

The main centre of Rethymnon, shot 0n expired Fuji Pro 400H with an 80mm single-coated Tessar and a Pentacon Six

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HDR with film


A HARSH, blown-out sky can make a real mess of a photo but in some lighting situations it is unavoidable. With digital, ways around this – taking multiple shots and merging them, or making different exposures from the same RAW … Continue reading

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4×5 scans on an Epson V500


THE cheap Epson V500 scanner (and now its replacement, the V600) have one major drawback: the maximum size of the film carriage is about 6x12cm, or just over half the size of a 4×5 negative. To get a scanner designed … Continue reading

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Now for something different…


I’m planning to put a little effort into building up a catalogue of science shots. Initially I will be shooting microscope slides, using the MP-E 65 1-5x macro lens (i.e., working entirely with photographic gear, not shooting through a microscope). … Continue reading

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The city at night


IT’S NOT just the kit that gets bigger in large format, practical difficulties can be magnified, too. This was driven home to me while I was checking some night shots I took with the 6×9 film back on my Crown … Continue reading

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