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  • New photography gallery to open in Leicester leicester ppgA new photography gallery space is opening in Leicester at the old library in Belvoir Street. The Leicester Peoples Photography Gallery
  • So, you’re thinking of becoming a photographer some time? welder at workSo, you're sharing photos in Flickr / 500px / instagram and you're toying with the idea of taking up photography for a living some time. What sort of things should you start doing now, just in case.
  • X-Rite ColorMunki Display review Monitor calibration sensorDetailed review of the X-Rite ColorMunki Display and software for calibrating and profiling monitors and projectors. Includes ambient light measurement function
  • Apple Lion 10.7 – not for the time being thanks Assorted incompatibility issues for Apple's new OSX 10.7 Lion if moving from 10.6
  • Book Review B&W printing by George DeWolfe bw printingKeith Cooper reviews B&W printing by George DeWolfe - part of the Digital masters series. A 'guide to producing exhibition quality black and white prints'
  • Book Review On Being a Photographer on being a photographerKeith Cooper reviews the book 'On Being a Photographer: A Practical Guide' by Bill Jay and David Hurn ISBN-13: 978-1888803068
  • Photography – I could do that… piano keysSo, you want to be a professional photographer? It takes rather more than a few ideas and people telling you that your photos are really good. There is lots of help and advice out there. Most people never act on their good ideas ...will you?
  • When Hyperfocal focusing is no good lens dof linesWhy hyperfocal focusing often fails to give the depth of field that some suggest. A much simpler method that can be of more general use
  • Make your own macro lenses macro view of componentsUsing old lenses and equipment with modern digital cameras to make a high magnification macro lens. Reversing a lens and making a mount for it. Macro photography without the expense of buying a specialist macro lens
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro review i1display pro sensori1Display pro review. X-Rite calibrator for monitor and projector profiling, with ambient light measurement. Works with i1profiler software package
  • Book Review Make money with your digital photography Erin Manning mmwdp - erin manningKeith Cooper reviews Make money with your digital photography by Erin Manning, a comprehensive guide and introduction to the business of photography
  • Seeing your own photography work in use curve printEven though I know that my commercial work gets used all over the place in brochures and web sites, it's still great to unexpectedly come across a photo in use, and be able to say 'I took that'.
  • Paper review Innova FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss Innova IFA45 reflectionIFA-45 fine art paper review. Innova FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss 335gsm paper tested for colour and black and white printing. Includes information about linearising B&W print output
  • Induro PHQ series pan heads review PHQ 3 with 1ds3-tse17Review of the PHQ series of 5 way pan heads from Induro. Tripod heads that offer multiple movement axes, 16kg load, and arca-swiss mount plate
  • Film – the numbers say goodbye slide loadingA few years ago (2003) I wrote some guidelines for people looking for a camera. In it I confidently expected that whilst digital was the future, film would be round for 'quite some time' - how was I wrong?
  • Telling customers where to go… industrial productsWhat won't you do in your photography business. Sometimes you need to decide if a job is really worthwhile, and when to say no thanks to a potential client.
  • paper review Pinnacle Warmtone Baryta 310 two flat printsPaper review of a warm tone 310gsm baryta based photo paper from Pinnacle (Paper Spectrum). heavy paper with a semi matte finish
  • The wonders of bad lenses 55mm home made lensHome made DIY lenses are easy to make for your camera and a great way to see what really matters to you when photographing subjects. A simple lens made with cardboard
  • Expanding your photo business blackjack tableThere are three basic ways of growing your photography business - lots of variations, but three fundamental approaches. Keith looks at examples of how these principles can apply to a pro photographer and why minor changes can multiply together to make a real difference to profitability.
  • Artists’ statements – do you ever believe them? Pacific sunset coloursCan an Artist's Statement be meaningful and relevant? Is it possible to write one that people believe? Can you do it with a straight face?

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