Thank Steve for that! A lovely lovely man from Apple just phoned to say my Mac’s back in the land of the living. Thankfully it was just the graphics card which had failed and so they gave me the option of paying for a service replacement part of the same model I had in there, […]
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.. No, not me, my Mac. Last wednesday was one of those nightmare scenarios every geek dreads. I got up fired up the mac, checked my email then went to grab some breakfast. On my return I was met with the rare but horribly daunting grey screen of death, otherwise known as a kernel panic. […]
For the next couple of weeks myself and some photographic chums from Bristol have taken over the space in Broadwalk Arts to exhibit some of our photos. In addition to myself there are a fantastic selection of photos from the magic picture boxes of Maureen Arnaiz, Tanya Hazell, Tash Jones, Christine Lewis, Goncalo Martins, and […]
I think my postman must’ve been psychic this morning as no sooner had I said “hmm, I wonder when I’ll get my confirmation letter from the RPS” than the doorbell rang and it was Phil the postie with a mailer tube, addressed like so: There’s my first clue on the address label :) Inside was […]
A couple of people were asking about my digital workflow so I thought I’d post a quick before/after example.
Phew, am I glad that’s over! So today I had my panel assessed by the Royal Photographic Society and I’m chuffed to bits to say that after a very nerve-wracking morning I was recommended for my LRPS distinction. I’ve got to wait for my confirmation letter from the RPS council and when that arrives I’ll stick […]
So, only a few days to go until I present my panel to the Royal Photographic Society to be considered for the Licentiate Distinction. I went down to Bath today to observe a distinctions advisory day where people bring their potential panels to show and to receive advice and feedback from some of the assessors […]
Cracking day out today. I went up to the Gadget Show Live at the NEC. Five halls chock full of big boys toys. Everything from high-end audio kit, computing, robots, mobile tech through to quad bikes and video games. Having blagged a trade day ticket was a real bonus as it was *really* quiet. No […]
So, tonight I thought I’d have a quiet night in and do a few flower Macros. There was a particular shot I’d done a while back that I quite liked but which was really not good enough for my RPS panel so I thought I’d take another stab at it. Shouldn’t be a long job, […]
.. I’ve just realised it’s only three weeks to go until I’ve got to present my panel to the Royal Society! For those who don’t already know, I’ve applied to be considered for a Royal Society distinction. Just the first level or ‘Licentiateship’ for now. This first level is a pretty thorough assessment of your […]