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Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By pandora
Re: Five Compositions

A long story short, the basic principles of composition apply equally to both Painting & Photography. There are many so called "Rules", too numerous to site them all here,
but here are a few based...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Barr1e
Re: Who Pulled the Plug?

Thanks all for looking in and commenting - the video below answers most questions and is more informative than the earlier one I posted, runs for 10 minutes.
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Ian
Re: Sad news about my favouriote airliner

I believe that A380s can operate out of any airport with a suitable runway and apron area but for regular service, you'd need a two-storey loading arrangement and roomy gate area.

One of the...
Forum: General photography discussion 26th January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By wornish
Camera versus The Human Eye

With all the talk about the new EM-X and comparisons with the new FF mirrorless, I started to think about where camera technology is going. This lead on to thinking about how they compare to the...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 1st January 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By pdk42
Sage words from Ming Thein

I've read some of Ming's stuff before and I like his no-nonsense style. This piece of his has some excellent points in it:
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By TimP
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

I use the Mac version and have nothing but praise for it. It’s regularly updated and the author will respond to questions really quickly. Worth every penny.
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By TimP
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

I did exactly the same!
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Otto
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

Pretty much any scanner with a TWAIN interface works with Vuescan I believe. I tried it years ago and while it did have some advanced features I found it difficult to get the best out of it. Of...
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Bengeo
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

One copy works with multiple scanners.

Supported scanners listed here: https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/supported-scanners.html
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By DerekW
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

I have been using Vuescan for a very long time, I recently used it with a Canon film/slide scanner.
The results were limited by my knowledge of Vuescan for scanning slides.
I have for when Epson...
Forum: Software 13th December 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Bengeo
Re: Film scanners - anyone use Vuescan?

I bought a copy many years ago and used it with a Minolta Film scanner. It worked well. It is updated regularly and works with virtually any scanner.

You could try it out with the free trial.
Forum: Foto Fair 16th November 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By DavyG
Re: The Wrinkled Peach reaches the mature stage.

Thanks John.

You're spot on, I've given nothing to show a sense of scale, sorry about that.

Looking at the top image, at this stage of its life cycle it measures 3cm across the head from left...
Forum: The lounge 6th November 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By pdk42
Re: "Not Secure" Warning Triangle

It's because the site is still running on HTTP, not HTTPS. Google's July update to Chrome started flagging all HTTP sites as "not secure". TBH, Ian needs to sort this. Google also severely...
Forum: Software 18th October 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By IPWheatley
Re: Adobe CC updates

Downloaded mine a couple of days ago, just one thing to be aware of. For those of you who have the free version of the Nic collection plug ins, just make sure you have your original download...
Forum: The lounge 3rd September 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Littlewoods Pools Building

Inside the Littlewoods Building (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/liverpool_littlewoods_building)

I heard about the fire in the Littlewoods building on the news this morning, and was...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21st April 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3,804
Posted By jima
BLH-1 Clone Tests

Having just become the happy owner of an E-M1 MkII I thought it was about time to update the data-logging equipment and repeat the tests I have done in the past on BLM-1, BLL-1 and BLN-1 clones. Just...
Forum: Olympus Pen-F 17th April 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,945
Posted By pdk42
Re: About to buy a Pen-F

OK - so a few notes about how the shutter works... bear with me....

In earlier Olympus m43 cameras (E-M5, E-PL5, E-PM2, E-P5 etc) the shutter operation had one mode and it worked like this:

Forum: E-System User Group goodies 23rd November 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 20,384
Posted By pdk42
Re: What do you want Oly to release at Photokina?

OK, here you go... The whole process is very quick - the shots take no time and the stacking is done in less than a minute, even on my somewhat old laptop.

1) Set camera to a high repeat mode. ...
Forum: General photography discussion 5th November 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,831
Posted By Ricoh
Re: Cameras and Aircraft (again)

Wrt Kodachtome just change the soup and develop as B&W https://www.lomography.com/magazine/255669-processing-a-kodachrome-64-in-b-and-w
Forum: Software 9th September 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,256
Posted By DavyG
Olympus High Res Shot Raw File Photoshop Plug-in

This may be interesting/useful for those Forum members using Photoshop to process Olympus Hi Res files.

The "Olympus High Res Shot Raw File Photoshop Plug-in" processes High Res Shot raw files...
Forum: The lounge 28th August 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Wally
Thumbs up Geek Time...

Alan Turing back in the news... --> http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/alan-turings-lost-letters-and-ai-research-papers-found-in-university-of-manchester/ar-AAqP8xV?li=BBoPRmx&ocid=mailsignout
Forum: The lounge 31st July 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Ian
Re: How do I reset all Topic headers to Read

You can set all forums to be read after all - if that's what you want; go to Forum Index and at the bottom there is a mark all forums read option to click on.

Forum: Site news 4th July 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,328
Posted By Ian
Re: The time has come...

Update - I am now planning to start work (and likely disruption) on Thursday (6th July) PM. I will provide details of a social media link where I will post updates if there is prolonged down time..
Forum: Foto Fair 26th April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Beagletorque
Two for John

Bespoke lighting.


A rough ride.

Forum: The lounge 25th April 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Sold a photo!


It looks like you might be OK, if it was implemented, for the first 1,000.
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