Entries by Richard Olpin

Confirmation..

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 […]

The man from the RPS, he say “Yes!”

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 […]

Getting twitchy now..

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 […]

Gadgets Galore…

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 […]

Little Things..

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, […]

Ooh crikey…

.. 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 […]

Pimp my Mac…

Thought it was about time for a spring-clean and an update to my Mac, and with a bit of a bonus in the bank from my recent dealings with the Daily Mail I thought I’d treat myself to an upgrade. So, tonight I’ve just ordered a pair of fast 128Gb  SSDs and a hardware caddy […]

Take off and nuke it from orbit…

So, last weekend I fired up Dreamweaver with every intention of finally cracking on with some work on the site and I realised that in spite of all my grand ideas and good intentions I’d been procrastinating for weeks months and still not added anything of value. I’ve just been too busy talking myself round […]