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  • Photographing tiny things Photographing tiny thingsPhotographing small electronic components with a macrophotography setup. TS-E90mm lens and extension tubes
  • Is your photo business any good? Is your photo business any good?Are there too many professional photographers for the size of the market today? Why analysing at your own business directions and performance is vital if you are going to carry on working in photography. The tide is coming in and the beach is looking crowded...
  • The Romanesco The RomanescoWhilst spending some time photographing industrial products, Keith stops, to photograph a Romanesco or Roman cauliflower.
  • Canon EF 8-15mm f4 L USM review Canon EF 8-15mm f4 L USM reviewDetailed review of the EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye zoom lens from Canon. Tested on a full frame DSLR, including a look at software corrections to expand the utility of the lens.
  • New photography gallery to open in Leicester New photography gallery to open in LeicesterA 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? So, you're thinking of becoming a photographer some time?So, 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 X-Rite ColorMunki Display reviewDetailed 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 Apple Lion 10.7 - not for the time being thanksAssorted incompatibility issues for Apple's new OSX 10.7 Lion if moving from 10.6
  • Book Review B&W printing by George DeWolfe Book Review B&W printing by George DeWolfeKeith 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 Book Review 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… Photography - I could do that...So, 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 When Hyperfocal focusing is no goodWhy 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 Make your own macro lensesUsing 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 X-Rite i1Display Pro reviewi1Display 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 Book Review Make money with your digital photography 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 Seeing your own photography work in useEven 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 Paper review Innova FibaPrint Warm Cotton GlossIFA-45 fine art paper review. Innova FibaPrint Warm / Exhibition 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 Induro PHQ series pan heads reviewReview 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 Film - the numbers say goodbyeA 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… Telling customers where to go...What 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.

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