Section: Photography

Fixed-up Nikon Nikkor 20mm f2.8 AF

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Behind-the-scenes video

DIY Canon macro lens: howto video…

Lovely eight minute video – perhaps shot on a Canon 5D mkII? (love that bokeh) – how to convert a stock kit lens into a macro. This is a stellar bit of cottage industry engineering: via Gadget Lab If you… Continue Reading →

Villa Mirador Marbella

Flickr fool

P[hotographic w]ork flow Flickr. Been using it for years – with periodic hiatus[es] – always worried about losing pictures to sneaky internet thievery – and at the same time wondering how to keep a proper archive of my photos. Restricted… Continue Reading →

A digital compact to get excited about?

The best [and only!] wide-angle photographer’s compact to come to market in ten years. Or so it seems. There have been many quality compacts produced since digital imaging came of age. You know those arrogant/insecure youths stutting about showing off… Continue Reading →

The best Flickr add-ons/plugins/mashups…

According to Photojojo that is. Look here for their list. It’s a good one. SmartSetr is an instant fave; does smart sets like iTunes et al.

Need to know sunrise, noon and sunset times?

I looked and I looked and I looked. In the wrong places, obviously. In the end I found a site that calculated the local time of sunrise, noon and sunset. There it goes for posterity.

OPTV Magazine #20

P*orkflow part two

P[hotographic w]ork flow So, why the hog of a workflow? Needs are tagging, editing, pixel pushing, publishing and archiving. Some kind of database to keep track of it all. My problem is that I seem to be using a raft… Continue Reading →

Photo book printing

Just received delivery of another photo book from Apple, the fourth book I’ve sent off to them in as many years. The quality is really very good for digital print – so much better than the first one I received… Continue Reading →

A Flickr slideshow iFrame in WordPress?

A-ha! So this is how it’s done… For the full experience you’d need a canvas (or theme) that accommodates the Flickrslideshow minimum dimensions which are roughly 580px wide x 360px high. Right now this site’s main content div is only… Continue Reading →


The Flashing Blade. Currently here. Childrens’ TV from way back in the seventies. You remember this one? I do. The theme tune is baked into my memory for ever. Flickr viewer Tiltviewer is a very cool way to see your… Continue Reading →

Of British expats, French electronics shops, Spanish newspapers and Canadian photographers.

As a British expat in Spain I have always found Spanish newspapers hard going. Not so much due to my lack of vocabulary as the dense and repetetive style of many of the supposed better newspaper’s I’ve read. Maybe this… Continue Reading →

Nikon full frame

I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you er… Anyway the D3 is announced – my desire to get into full frame digital may well… Continue Reading →

Old School

A recent eBay purchase. Love it. Underwater funkiness to three and a half inches. OK maybe more. Love it.

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