Commercial Photography : B&Bs

Commercial Photography : B&Bs

Earlier in the year I was approached by a local Bed & Breakfast. In fact, it was a bit more than a B&B, it was 4 holiday cottages on the grounds of a Country House! This was a great project, with lots of different elements to it. Firstly there was the cottages, this was the …

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Lightroom – Virtual Copies

Lightroom – Virtual Copies

Lightroom is an amazing tool, it not only allows you to catalog your photos and batch process them, it also allows you to create many copies of the same image, but virtually. So you don’t use up valuable disk space playing with different editing processes. Creating multiple copies, then of course allows you to view …

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Photos Revisited

Photos Revisited

One advantage of having so many photo (about 100k) is that you always have something to revisit or reprocess. This week I’ve taken a look at a few photos I took back in 2009, 10 years ago. It wasn’t long after I’d started shoot RAW, so many are unprocessed, and some I now feel I …

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A Visit to Meeth

A Visit to Meeth

Once again, I seem to have been too busy to write blog posts. I’ve been more busy with family-life than work, but I’ve still been doing lots of work too! From photographing Electric cars, to B&Bs, Lightroom Demos and Online Tutoring. Anyway, I managed to escape from kid sitting and work and get out for …

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Learning My Telescope, Focusing

Learning My Telescope, Focusing

If like me, you are new to Telescopes and using it for Astrophotography then you too are struggling with a tricky learning curve. I’m writing this in the hope maybe I can help you with some of the issues I’ve had to try and overcome. I want to mainly use my telescope for astrophotography. My …

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The Moon

The Moon

As you may know, my first photos that I took using the telescope were of the moon, then the lunar eclipse. I was pleased with them, but did realise the weren’t quite as sharp as I would have liked. I only had a couple of attempts to crack the focus and hadn’t quite sussed it. …

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The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula

In my last post I mentioned that my next project after the Eclipse, was to attempt to photograph the Orion Nebula. This is the brightest nebula in the winter skies and can be viewed with the naked eye with a pair of binoculars. My first attempt I was pleased with, but I had a focus …

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Lunar Eclipse January 2019

Lunar Eclipse January 2019

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am new to Astrophotography, especially using a telescope (as I’ve never had one!). So for Christmas I got this beast and a big learning curve. (taken with iPhone at dusk) A Skywatcher Explorer 200p with goto EQ5 mount. I knew before Christmas I was getting it, I …

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Hello 2019, Hello Valley of Rocks!

Hello 2019, Hello Valley of Rocks!

Happy New Year to all my readers and customers. So, it’s yet another new year, Christmas all done with and back to work for everyone. New Years resolutions or not, there is nothing to stop you getting out with your camera and visiting places. Living in Surrey for most of my life, there was plenty …

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