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Entries from March 2008

Photoshop’s Preview Option – A Top Tip

March 31st, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

It might be that this is entirely obvious to everyone bar me, but I’m going to post it anyway! When you’re making adjustments using one of the pop-ups (levels: my new favourite toy ) actually use the preview option. Don’t just leave it checked, watch the changes and try and visualise the difference – de-select [...]

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Tags: Photography · Software · Tips

Is Your Exif Data Missing?

March 29th, 2008 by Iain · 7 Comments

I recently noticed a few pictures that I’d uploaded to Flickr didn’t have any Exif data(and in fact still don’t as I haven’t changed them yet). I don’t know about you, but if I see a picture that I like I often take a look at the Exif, primarily as a learning exercise. The fact [...]

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Tags: Photography · Tips

Fork Me, I Enjoyed That!

March 24th, 2008 by Iain · 1 Comment

And very surprised I was, too. I decided to participate in Neil’s new project because I enjoyed the “taking part” aspect, and looking at other people’s shots and sites. I certainly didn’t imagine that I’d enjoy taking a picture of a fork, but that’s how it turned out. So, the picture: Pretty much as soon [...]

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Tags: Photography Projects

Sunset + Coast != Magic

March 17th, 2008 by Iain · 2 Comments

I don’t know whether to be disappointed or laugh at my naivety. Let me explain. Our holiday cottage in Cornwall was booked long before the 350D arrived and blew me away with its potential. In the weeks before the holiday I read a load of back issues of a variety of photographic magazines (thanks go [...]

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Tags: Photography

Quiet Here, Innit??

March 5th, 2008 by Iain · No Comments

As mentioned briefly in my last post, we’ve been on holiday so that’s why it’s been a bit quiet round here. The good news is I took a lot of pictures The bad news is the time it’s going to take to cull and process! So please bear with me…

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Tags: Blogging · Life

The View From Below – Results

March 5th, 2008 by Iain · 2 Comments

The results are in. Actually, they were in last week, but we were on holiday My picture came fourth in the public vote, and received a judge’s honourable mention, so I’m happy with that. Neil’s post can be seen here. I enjoyed taking part because not only did it give me a nudge to try [...]

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Tags: Photography Projects