Racing Photoshop – Is my desktop PC broken?

Recently I repaired a fungus infested Canon 30D and during the testing I tried to shoot a “mini planet” panoramic. If you don’t know what that entails, I can recommend the excellent video by Gavin Hoey linked here. In short, you have to shoot three sets of photos that cover the full 360 degree panoramic … Read more

Is it Worth Upgrading Your Film Scanner – The Epson V600 Photo

I’ve long been the advocate of operating on a budget when it comes to film photography. There’s something I like about the challenge of finding the absolute best kit you can find for basically next to nothing and this approach has been good for some time. Every now and again, however, there comes a point … Read more

The Story of Abandoned Memories Part 2 – Developing more mystery used films from Ebay 

Previously we went on a journey through someone’s abandoned family photographs, ranging from children’s sports teams, family snapshots, a holiday to France and an unfortunate lack of clothes which, sadly for you, I omitted for the sake of good taste. Today we’re going to look at the remaining mystery films and once again leave the … Read more

More Film Scanning on a Budget – Making a DIY Lightbox

These days, film scanners are either unobtainable, too expensive or too old to be used with modern operating systems. Consequently, many people have moved towards using a macro lens, light box and negative holder to take detailed photographs of their negatives which can then be post processed to produce a final image. There’s a reasonable … Read more

Where’s my website gone? A just in time rescue…

Since setting up this site, I’ve been researching, investigating and trying to implement various methods of disaster recovery in case the inevitable happens and I suffer either a hardware or software failure. Despite this looming possibility, I still haven’t managed to find a set up which works for my particular set up, in the way … Read more

The law and ethics of street photography

Street photography offers some of the most rich and engaging imaging opportunities. Our streets are full of character, personality, action, life and culture. It is arguably one of the most accessible forms of photography – everyone lives somewhere! However, it brings with it a set of concerns, laws and rules that are often misunderstood or … Read more

Windows 11 – Your PC is totally, definitely, maybe compatible.

First written 09/10/2021 – A retrospective of my experiences using Windows 11. Last week, Microsoft released Windows 11 to the general public and very quickly it appeared in Windows update on my home PC. Just before we get into things, we need to just clarify the following: The machine is basically new More than meets … Read more