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Category Archives: Hints and Tips

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Large Format Film Camera.

 Getting Started Large format cameras are very simple yet very powerful imaging devices. If you are organised and methodical, they are straightforward to use, and have many very useful controls that don’t exist on other […]

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Portrait Photographer Chichester – Artist’s Portrait with a Large Format Camera

  I took a short drive up to Compton to shoot with Rachel at her studio. Originally we were scheduled to work in the morning. However, an ominous weather forecast and threats of strong winds […]

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Family Photography with a View Camera.

Family photography with a view camera is challenging. You don’t get many chances to get it right and you depend wholly on the complete co-operation of your sitters.  These are my tips for a perfect […]

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Minolta Autocord TLR Review – Part 2 – One Year On.

  Most cameras, especially older ones, have their own idiosyncracies and it takes a while to get used to them. When I bought my Minolta Autocord, I had never used a TLR. I had used […]

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Voigtlander Brilliant f7.7 – First Impressions

  Although it looks like a TLR, the Voigtlander Brilliant is actually a box camera with a TLR style viewing system. The Voigtlander Brilliant was introduced in 1932. It is a cut above than the […]

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6 Essential Skills Every Wedding Photographer Needs

It goes without saying that a wedding photographer should be a technically competent picture-taker. When it comes to dealing with people there are many other skills a photographer needs to ensure he produces great work […]

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Portrait -How I got the Shot – Analogue Studio Photography – Mell

  Lighting Can Make or Break a Portrait This might look like a relatively straightforward shot, but it is trickier than most people think to get a well made portrait out of a large format […]

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Commercial Photography Project – Dance!

Commercial Photographer Chichester – Project Case Study – Dance! Being a commercial photographer in a small town like Chichester means that I often get asked to do things outside of my normal specialities. This was […]

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Wedding Photography Tips – How to use Auto ISO for great lowlight images.

Wedding photographers spend a lot of time shooting in low light. Auto ISO is a godsend in tricky conditions   Why is Auto ISO Useful? The average wedding barn or church is not evenly lit. […]

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10 Tips to help your Wedding Group Photos Run Smoothly

Group photos can be fun and run smoothly as long as you plan properly beforehand. Here are 10 tips for great group photos. Ideally, all your group photos should be agreed with your photographer at […]

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