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January 14, 2019

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My Atlas Adventure arrived recently, all 70L of it.


Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the company and I paid full price for the bag. Not trying to sell anything here! Took a gamble after watching some (not sure if sponsored) videos on YouTube.

History:
I was looking for a bag that would carry bo...

December 8, 2018

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With 2018 coming to an end it's time to think about housekeeping. Managing your image collection is more than just backups. If you don't want to get into a pickle with an unmanageable photo collection, it's good to just have a run through and tidy up your last year's work. If you keep on top of it,...

November 23, 2018

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A real-world test to discover the reciprocity failure characteristics of Rollei 400 infrared film.

October 10, 2018

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So Hahnemühle had something to announce at Photokina. It wasn't a GFX50R, or a Canikony thing. It was paper. And it was something that had my interest. And when On-Line Paper announced they'd be getting some in stock, my first question was... How much??

At the time of writing, Hahnemühle Photo Rag Me...

September 10, 2018

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One of the most efficient aspects of Lightroom is to be able to export your image for different uses. Gone are the days of saving multiple copies of an image "for web" or "for print". Lightroom can work with your raw files and when you're ready to use them in some way, you can just export a copy out...

August 21, 2018

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Looking back over time, I've bought lenses on a whim, because people said they were the best, because I thought it would improve my photography, and various other reasons. However, when it comes to my next purchase, I want to buy something I need rather than want.  So I began to wonder whether there...

August 8, 2018

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So I'm almost 5 weeks in with 120 roll film.

I last shot film "properly" back in 2010 - and before that way back in the olden days when I was younger, fitter and more beautiful. My previous forays into film have been ultra-cheap ones - and it's always been a bit of a dabble rather than anything serio...

July 23, 2018

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So I stumbled across Marrutt's site last week whilst looking for square paper and had a punt at their test pack to see what the paper is like. Here's what I think!

Currently, I use 4 different matt papers, and 4 "non-matt" papers. I was really happy with them and wasn't really looking to try out anyt...

July 10, 2018

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So I suddenly got the urge to buy some Hahnemuhle test packs recently. This was really apropo of nothing other than a desire to look at more paper, and after a bit of messing about with various sites, I managed to source the two Hahnemuhle Fine Art Matt test packs. You can have "textured" or "smooth...

June 21, 2018

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If you've seen Twenty Four Hour Party People, then you'll know that it's considered that the Sex Pistols' gig at the Free Trade Hall in 1976 was a key moment in British music history. New Order were there, as well as some other music-to-be legends. If you've ever seen that front cover of the NME, th...

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