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Monthly Archives: August 2017

21 Aug 2017

Review: Manfrotto X-Pro three-way pan and tilt head

Having bought a new tripod, I needed something to put on top of it.

19 Aug 2017

Happy birthday photography

Today is the 178th birthday of photography. Give or take. On 19 August 1839, scientist and politician François Arago made an announcement to a joint meeting of the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Bueaux Arts at the Institut de France. It concerned a process recently bought by the state from showman Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre and inevitably dubbed the Daguerrotype (or Daguerrotypie in French). This was the first official recognition of the invention of photography, and it created a sensation, […]

17 Aug 2017

Review: Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 vs MT055CXPRO3

You generally want two things from a tripod – you want it to hold the camera rock-steady and you want it to be light enough to carry around. Pick one.

16 Aug 2017

Field of fire

This is something you don’t see every day – your neighbour’s field on fire. Although it turns out that this is more common than you’d think.

13 Aug 2017

Gauging reactions

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about having an exhibition (L’Esprit Insolite) has been watching people’s reactions to my pictures and getting feedback. I touched on this before, when the show had run its first week. Now it’s over and it’s time to take stock. It’s certainly been quite an educational experience.

02 Aug 2017

Shadows at an exhibition

Sometimes boredom is a useful thing. It makes you start looking around, searching for some stimulation.