Monthly Archives: April 2016

Darkroom building diary

For part of my research methods assignment, i am building from scratch a darkroom in a shed at home.   The shed Arrived tuesday 26/04/16 and currently waiting for better weather to stain and board it up on the inside … Continue reading

Posted in Research Methods, Uncategorized, Year 1

Heaton Park Tramway

Whilst on a visit to Heaton Park, i decided to take some photographs of the old tramway that runs inside the park along with a few other images surrounding the area,  I decided to concentrate more on composition on these … Continue reading

Posted in Planning A Photography Project, Research Methods, Uncategorized

Red filter shooting digital B&W

Experimenting with a solid red filter whilst shooting black and white on my digital camera,  the reason for doing this was to stop the blue light from the sky coming through so that it appears black on images.   I … Continue reading

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First Home Developed film

Finally purchasing my own developing tank and chemicals i am now developing my own films at home,  I use Ilford Ilfosol 3, Tetenal rapid fix and Ilford stop bath rather than plain water, also using kodak photo-flo wetting agent. using … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Chapel (as seen in The Da Vinci Code)

A few images from a visit to Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh whilst picking up an enlarger for my darkroom

Posted in Uncategorized, Visits

Abstract Images of a Football Pitch

These images came by chance whilst out walking my dog in the local park, and I decided to see how well a photograph would come out of just a striaght line of white along the grass and converted to black … Continue reading

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Belmont Reservior and Area

A few images taken on a cloudy afternoon  digitally and intended for B&W conversion

Posted in Research Methods, Uncategorized, Visits

Photography Insurance

cost of insurance at Hiscox with both indmenity and liabilty insurance   however it is more worthwhile going with the AOP for insurance as it is a third of this price for members and includes both forms of insurance along … Continue reading

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Official Bodies and Support, Insurance & Health + Safety

AOP, BIPP, RPS, SWPP, Wedding guild, Gop , redeye   http://www.rps.org http://www.the-aop.org http://www.bipp.com http://swpp.co.uk https://photoguild.co.uk http://www.redeye.com   Insurance Companies   https://www.photoguard.co.uk https://www.hiscox.co.uk http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/insurance/photographers Info sources   http://cambridgeincolour.com https://www.ephotozine.com   Health & Safety   http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm http://www.hawaii.edu/art/photography/206_handouts/206_Darkroom_Hazards.pdf

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Cameras & Equpment – Trade & Retail

What advantages/disadvantages do CSC cameras have? CSC or compact system cameras have an advantage of being smaller than a DSLr and easier to carry around and use less obtrusively.  Also for smaller lenses on an interchangeable lens system, you can … Continue reading

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