• To leave or not to leave…that is the question

    Britannia I have a surrealism project on the go, one of the regular “challenges” that we set at our photo club, Oldham Photographic Society. We began to set these challenges about three years ago and we do six per year. Also ongoing, we have an insect photography challenge and our previous four projects were macro, time lapse, high speed flash and painting with light. I’ve done a bit of surreal photomontage in the past and have lots of books for inspiration (and there’s plenty of inspiration on the web) but I was struggling to come up with something new. Although surrealism involves the juxtaposition of disparate elements or an avant garde…

  • Shooting into the Sun

    We’ve had some clear sunny skies during the last week or so but from our house I can never see a sunset, because the sun goes down behind a hill way before it sets. So I’ve taken to going up even higher, or going around the hill, where I can to shoot against the setting sun and use flare to reduce the contrast and romanticise the picture. This suggests a question “can shooting into the sun damage the digital SLR camera sensor?”. There is much advice on the web but it is hard to find the definitive answer and it is all a matter of degree. The sun’s brightness can vary…

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