I found one of these disgusting little things in my house earlier. It’s a housefly pupa. Yuck.Read more "Housefly pupa"
I hadn’t realised how important it is to calibrate a monitor correctly. My former method of “calibration” was simply to set the monitor’s contrast to maximum, and set the monitor’s brightness to a value that looked comfortable to me. I didn’t bother changing any settings in software. But I got caught out. Last night I […]Read more "Calibrating a TFT monitor"
This week’s challenge from Stu was Limitations. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the most fantastic idea. What would you shoot if time, money and skills were no issue? Then work within your limitations to realise your dream. See what unique surprises occur. I’ve always fancied taking some […]Read more "A quad-light portrait"
I don’t use Windows much, except on my home media centre. For a while I’ve been running Vista and I’ve generally been impressed with the Media Center application. I read about Windows 7 and was pleased to hear about the Ultimate Steal protomotion for students (and those with .ac.uk email addresses). The high prices of […]Read more "Upgrading to Windows 7"
As my interest in photography progressed, it was only natural I’d one day end up wanting to develop film. I developed my first roll last night by following this guide. It was extremely helpful – but there were a few points it didn’t cover. I made notes while I was developing, and so here’s a […]Read more "How to develop black & white film"
This is me, sitting on the edge of my bath, looking dead chuffed because my first attempt at developing film seems to have come out perfectly! I will, of course, scan and upload the best ones as soon as I can. (They’re still drying at the moment). Update: the best photos from the roll are […]Read more "My first shot at developing"
Anyone who has cycled around a city before will not be surprised by the findings of this research. Pedestrians are probably the most dangerous element of my daily commute through central Bristol. They may be lighter than cars, but they stop more suddenly and change direction more unpredictably. On a regular basis, pedestrians who have […]Read more "Mobile phone users cannot walk in straight lines"