#11: Still Life

Still life is an accurate descriptor for this genre of image. But just because it is Still, doesn’t make it easy. Try capturing a group of youngsters – lambs, sparrows, puppies, children – on the move non-stop. Yet the best of the photos will probably be ‘cute’ if not the perfect picture you were seeking.…

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#10 – Close Up

My photographic style Despite having taken my first photograph sixty-two years ago, viewing the upside-down image of my parents on the family Kodak ‘box’ Brownie, I have never really got to grips with the technical aspects of photography. Given a choice of lens, I’m more telephoto than wide-angle, preferring detail to panorama. So while I…

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World Book Day: 4 March 2021

On the importance of reading Recently my husband saw an article on Virginia Woolf and Why We Read. It included mention of the book “Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read”. It seems fitting that my copy will be arriving through the post today – 4th March, World Book Day 2021. The article…

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Challenge #9 Kitchen Gadgets

The kitchen is one of my favourite places, but not usually for photography. From Assembling a meal, Baking up treats, to Creating craftworks, I spend a fair amount of time in there. So here’s a few of my most useful or most used culinary gadgets. Trio of time savers: Slow cooker that lets me sear…

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Week Three: my study journey

The Ups Very productive week downloading and printing journal articles that appear to be ‘right on the money’ for my planned research question. Have decided not to go back too far, possibility from 2009, as my question was being asked in 2011, and still being asked in 2018. So many years, so little progress in…

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Challenge Your Camera #8

Sport I won’t say I’m the least sporty person I know, but I’m come pretty close. Poor balance, problems with proprioception – basically that means I don’t ‘know’ where my body is in spatial terms, and hyper-mobility means team games are out.As for watching sport? Looking back, I’ve watched some ‘major’ events over the past…

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