Entries by Richard Olpin

Copyright – a reminder…

Recently I’ve had to remind a couple of people about the way copyright works. It’s all too easy these days to post an image on Facebook or a blog that you found somewhere, but it’s important to remember you need permission from the person that owns that image to do so.. It doesn’t matter if […]

Can you do me a favour ?

It obviously nice that people like what I do, but sometimes it seems they don’t appreciate what it took to get there.. Often it seems that people assume that because you’re good at something “it comes naturally” or you just have “the knack”. How often have you heard someone say something like “well it’s easy for […]

Never leave home without it..

Here’s another before/after example illustrating the benefit of using a circular polariser: Move the slider to the right to reveal the ‘after’ image with the polariser.. Note, other than the crop and adding the copyright text, these images are both straight out of camera. The only difference between the two was the use of the […]

Tyndale Photography Club

I had another very enjoyable evening yesterday presenting a talk on digital workflow and editing techniques to the Tyndale Photographic Club in North Nibley.  They always make me feel very welcome, and it’s nice to have a group who are open to new ideas and who’ll ask plenty of questions! :-) A couple of people […]

More Than Human (Tim Flach)

I’m rather looking forward to the first Royal Photographic Society meeting of the year tomorrow as we have a guest speaker who’s work I really admire. Tim Flach is a great wildlife photographer with a rather unique style The one thing I will say, is that his website is rather out of date, relying rather […]

So, you wanna be a photographer – Part 2

The pro vs. amateur issue has been covered many times, but recently Fotoseeds came up with an excellent graphic which does a great job of illustrating many of the assumptions and mistakes that aspiring photographers can make in their desire to become a professional.   Image © www.fotoseeds.com – Check out the site, it’s excellent!    

So, you wanna be a photographer? – Part 1

These days it seems that just about anyone can go and buy an entry-level SLR and suddenly they think they’re a professional photographer.  I’ve met loads, and seen many more posting their ‘work’ on Facebook etc, usually emblazoned with an ugly inch-high logo filling ⅓ of the photo with their made-up company name. Well, there’s […]