Monday, 27 June 2011

Egg Bacon Chips and Beans

Stuck for somewhere to eat whilst out photographing? I love my food, so I am frequently looking for places.

Well Egg Bacon Chips and Beans may have the answer for you.  Take a look at Russell Davies's blog for a superb eating location.
Russell M Davis

Camera Price Buster Blog

Find the UK's cheapest prices for Canon and Nikon Digital SLRs, lenses, accessories and memory cards.

They try to only list UK stock suppliers, but you may like to check out Hong Kong based Onestop Digital and DigitalRev.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Les Anglais aiment les Français parce qu'ils sont Français

For the past five weeks Monsieur Espley has been at MelenStudios on work experience from Toulouse, well près d'Albi!  Matt has been both useful and a joy to have around, Alistair Peck and I have helped with his English language skills and learning new photography skills.  I know M. Espley has been most impressed with my Franglais, something i picked up at school twenty years ago injected with some words and phrases of my own.
Matthieu Espley will write a short piece here soon on his time with us but we still have a few projects for him to do and then on the last day we are at Henley Regatta to photograph the event, a day before my birthday!
So why do the English love the French, is it because they are so French?
An article from a French perspective
Great joke from the text
 "While the English have always pretended not reflect the intelligence," said Charles Hargrove, who was for nearly twenty years the chief correspondent of The Times in Paris and could never bring himself to leave France .Tropism that the English have little understanding, which earned them the French joke: "Why has God given the rain the English? To give them something to talk about.
En Français
"Tandis que les Anglais ont toujours affecté de ne pas tenir compte de l'intelligence, ajoute Charles Hargrove, qui fut pendant près de vingt ans le correspondant en chef du Times à Paris et n'a jamais pu se résoudre à quitter la France. Un tropisme que les Anglais ne comprennent guère, ce qui leur vaut cette blague française" : "Pourquoi Dieu a-t-il offert de la pluie aux Anglais ? Pour leur donner un sujet de conversation."

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Colourful Comparable Catadromous Camera

Olympus Tough TG-310
Olympus Tough cameras offer a host of cutting-edge features that deliver excellent image quality, usability and connectivity in any shooting situation. You can shoot 14 Megapixel still photos with the dramatic realism of 3D and, thanks to Eye-Fi card compatibility, automatically upload stills and movies wirelessly to your favourite website or a PC.

Waterproof to 3m, shockproof to 1.5m and freezeproof to -10°C 
3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm 35mm equivalent)
Dual Image Stabilisation
3D photo shooting mode
720p HD Movie and HDMI Control
Effective pixels: 14 Megapixels
Optical zoom: 3.6x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

David Noton, Chasing the Light, Roadshow, Hemel Photographic Society 2012

David Noton the famous landscape photographer is coming to Hemel next year, if you are interested contact the Hemel Hempstead Photographic Society.

Hemel Hempstead Camera Club
Monday 19th March 2012
Please contact the Club directly for Tickets...

01442 228098
Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP1 3AE

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Average Wedding Photography Costs 2010

According the UK Wedding Belles research the average wedding costs were about £20,000 for 2010.

Follow the link below to see what couples spend their money on, with a £1000 on photography.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Unconventional Advertising With Google

Google have a habit of making mistakes with peoples online locations and business details and as they have no direct email or phone (ironic in this case) you can not contact them about changing your details.  It can be extremely frustrating as a great friend of mine Alex Duke found out at Bournemouth Phone Centre when google put his phone number down instead of the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).

"Bournemouth Phone Centre bombarded with calls for BIC tickets after Google number mix up"

One upside of this is that you get your details out there and possibly more clients.

If you need any mobile phone help or accessorises give Alex a call and don't ask for Jessie J!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Guy Gowan Photoshop Seminar with Sim2000 20th July

In combination with Sim2000 Guy Gowan a Photoshop expert is running Photoshop and wedding album skills on July 20th.  Guy is very experienced in the world of Photoshop and having been to a workshop a few years thought he was excellent and has some interesting tips and skills to help you with Photoshop.  Matt Lane - Photoshop photo editor will also agree.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sky Arts to give five artists £30,000 bursary each.

Sky Arts is looking to partner with six leading arts organisations over the next three years, to invest in the creation of new groundbreaking art works, projects, events and performances.

Using Sky’s reach and innovation, we will take them to more people – on the ground, on screen and online.