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Friday, 26 August 2016


My introduction into the digital era of photography happened largely due to one Camera. That camera was the Canon 5D Mark II.

Since then this game changer has encountered a huge array of competition and has indeed evolved in its own right with the Mark III. However the Mark III didn't have quite the ground-breaking effect on the photography hardware market that most people wanted to see.

Now Canon have announced the new Canon Mark IV… So what’s on offer?

I have compiled a list of reviews and articles that together give a pretty comprehensive perspective on the new Canon 5D Mark IV, just to help you make up your mind as to which if any new camera you will be purchasing next.

Click here for the first independent video revue by Jared Polin who give a no-hold-bard look at this new bad bwoy.

Jared Polin

Click here for the second independent video review by Tony Northrup which has a more technical and graphic approach:

Tony Northrup

Click here For those who like to take in their information in a written format from Techradar

Techradar Reviw

Click here for the second written review this time by DPReview.


Click here to see what Canon has to say:

Canon 5D Mark IV


Thursday, 25 August 2016


I have always loved the idea of minimalist furniture and I have had a general leaning towards a less is more kind of world. In fact the only place I usually do like a lot of detail is in photographs or videos. So how does minimalist photography work when it comes one of my most favoured forms of expression.

I came across this article which I want to share and also learn from entitled

Grab Your Audience With Clean, Minimalist Photography

A minimalistic image stands out right away because of its reductive nature; it doesn’t need a lot to get your attention. In fact, it’s the photo’s lack of busyness that makes a bold statement. When buyers purchase a photo with a minimalist aesthetic, it’s because they’re looking to send a message to their audience quickly and simply.
To create an image that’s striking, yet clean and free of excess, follow these five photography tips:
1) Choose the subject (or object) of the photo. There should be no guesswork when it comes to what the focus of the image is, because the eye should know where to look right away.

2) Remove distractions and use different elements within the frame to direct the viewer’s attention to the subject. This could be anything from dust spots or a competing subject in the image. Lines or colours can help to accentuate the focus of the photo.

3) Get creative with backgrounds. A minimalist photo doesn't have to appear exclusively on a white background. Experiment with colours, tones, or patterns for a new take on a fuss-free look.

4) Distance can have a dramatic effect on the strength of a photo. Try stepping back when framing a scene to create a sense of scale and it will, in turn, increase the amount of minimalism in the image.

Of course, other times, a close up may have a stronger impact.

5) Shoot the subject at different angles. This tip is useful when it comes to shooting objects where you have control over the perspective from which you’re shooting. Try photographing the subject straight on, from above, or from below.

For more information click here

Monday, 15 August 2016


Rio 2016 has already proven to be an all-time record breaking Olympics for team GB, culminating in a five gold medal haul on an absolutely sensational Sunday in Brazil.

I was so inspired by a whole host of performances in Brazil over this weekend and I’m not ready to get off that good feeling wave just yet, so I'm going to mark this occasion with a post to celebrate the Olympics spirit in 2016.

Usain Bolt celebrates becoming the first person to win three straight Olympic 100m titles

Photo: Getty Images/Paul Gilham

Andy Murray makes history beating Juan Martin del Potro to win consecutive Olympic tennis gold at Rio 2016

Photo: Getty Images/Chris Brunskill

Justin Rose wins golf gold for Great Britain ahead of Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar

Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Van Niekerk added a world record and Olympic gold to his world title
Photo: Getty Images/Patrick Smith

USA gymnast Simone Biles does a double lay-out and backwards walkover on the balance beam

Photo: Getty Images/Alex Livesey

Men's team sprint gold medallists Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner set in motion a flurry of top finishes for Team GB

Photo: Getty Images/ David Ramos

Friday, 12 August 2016

Hackney Job Fair MHT

These images were taken from the Metropolitan Housing Trust Hackney Job Fair event on the 11/08/2016. The event wast hosted by Global Solution Services at the Whitmore Community Centre.

Click on any of the images or click here to view all images.

Click on any of the images or click here to view all images.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Perseids to ignite across skies late this week in one of best meteor viewing opportunities of 2016

Aug 9th 2016 10:29AM
BY: Staff
As Earth passes through the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle late this week, the glowing trains of dying meteors will streak across the night sky, marking the annual return of the Perseid meteor shower.
"It is typically the second richest shower after the Geminids every December," Slooh Astronomer and The Old Farmers Almanac Astronomy Editor Bob Berman said. "[The Perseids] offer very fast meteors, and about 30 percent of them leave behind lingering trains. The number of meteors increase quite a bit after 12 and 1 a.m. when the 'radiant,' or the place in the sky the meteors emanate from, rises in the northeast."
The shower's peak will occur on Thursday night, but Friday night will also offer a good opportunity for those looking to experience the Perseids, according to NASA.

Discovered during the American Civil War by astronomers Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle, debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet colliding with the planet and burning up in the atmosphere provides the spectacular light show, but cloudy skies might block the view for some stargazers.

Perseids meteor shower in 2016

"One of the best things about the Perseids meteor shower is the fact it occurs during the summer months across the Northern Hemisphere," AccuWeather Meteorologist and astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel said. "Summer tends to feature more clear skies than the colder seasons."
The most likely area to have cloud cover will be the Gulf Coast, he added.
"A storm that will likely capture headlines with flooding this week will slowly move west across the Gulf Coast," Samuhel said. "This feature will likely bring clouds from Louisiana east through Florida, including Mississippi, Alabama and perhaps Georgia."

(Photo courtesy of AccuWeather)
Meanwhile, a frontal boundary will be stalled across the Great Lakes and Northeast, he added, stating that clouds should generally clear during the night.
"Remember, the best viewing will be after midnight, when the moon sets," he said. "Much of the rest of the country has a good chance of seeing meteors. However, the immediate West Coast will have low clouds becoming more widespread as the night wears on."
NASA reported that a Perseid outburst may occur this year, providing sky-watchers with double normal rates, around 200 meteors per hour, on the night of Aug. 11 into the morning hours of Aug. 12.

"The Perseids and Geminids are by far the best showers - until 2099, when we'll get an even richer display of the Leonids," Berman said. "Other annual showers are minor, meaning they offer only a quarter the meteor rate."
When it comes to the ideal viewing environment, the darker the better, Berman added.
"There are more faint meteors than medium ones, and more medium than bright so a bright background city sky will eliminate nearly all of them," he said. "The darker the suburb, the more you'll see. This is a good time to visit those friends in the country."
In addition to dealing with light pollution this year, there will also be unwanted moonlight, Berman added.
Most meteors will be visible in the predawn hours between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on the night of Aug. 11-12, according to Berman. For those going out to view on the night of Aug. 12-13, check the skies between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.
"That's when you get a double whammy - no moonlight, and the most meteors in any case," Berman said.

With so many meteors visible, Berman said you can search anywhere across the night sky, but offered some advice on from where they'll emanate.
"They radiate from the northeast and mostly streak upward before midnight, after which they mostly cross the sky sideways," he said. "They streak away from Perseus, but looking toward Perseus where they streak from lets you see mostly shorter streaks, since these are the ones coming straight at you."
For 2016, the next super-shower is the Geminids, but the moon will unfortunately be near full and will interfere, according to Berman.
"Next year is much better all around. So this year, for a truly maximum meteor spectacle, it's the Perseids alone," Berman said.

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Friday, 5 August 2016


These images were taken on the 16/07/2016, and features the events of the Love Chalk Hill Fun Day including attendances from local residents & businesses, with live performances from local groups, artists, and established singers performers such, the fire eaters / acrobats as Carroll Thompson, and Janet Kay.

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