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Souq Waqif, Doha


It’s taken a long time but I guess this image says I’m finally getting up to speed with the large format camera. Souq Waqif in Qatar, shot on Feb 13, 2013. Graflex Crown Graphic 4×5 camera, Rodenstock APO-Symmar 150 lens … Continue reading

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Primes, zooms, landscapes and panos


THE question cropped up in a forum discussion of whether primes are better than zooms. This is a fairly common question amd my response is that the best modern zooms are very nearly as good as any prime. My 70-200 … 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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The Best of 2012


IT’S hard to say which of this year’s crop of photos are my best, particularly as I am usually most excited by what I have done most recently – and if my work is steadily improving, that is as it … 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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Resurrecting a 5D (or two)


(Or why your Canon DSLR might malfunction) THE DAY Canon’s 5D MkIII camera body was announced my 5D MkII went haywire. prompting me to quip that Canon must have a built-in self-destruct mechanism, to make 5D users part with their … 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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Slow progress in large format


EVERY new batch of large format shots turns out a little better than the last. It’s not the shooting that is the difficult part – the rules for that are not different than for anything else – it’s the processing … 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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