The Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham starts this weekend. Anyone going? When I was given free tickets I was a regular but having to pay puts me off mainly because I’m not in the market for any new equipment. Nowadays I’m of the view that when it comes to shooting pretty girls all cameras are much of a muchness and in many cases your mobile phone is plenty good enough if you only upload to the web.



It’s about 14 weeks since I last picked up my camera. I should really check it over, and the other stuff, to make sure everything is okay. Don’t want battery leakage, had that in my light meter a couple of years back, made hell of a mess but luckily not enough to stop the thing from working. Why haven’t I been taking snaps? Well I hate the cold. I don’t much like the heat either but that’s another tale. Looking at photos of near naked models shot in chilly weather sends a shiver down my spine. In the depths of winter 4 layers of clothes is my minimum, indoors and out, and I don’t care how much a model claims she doesn’t feel the cold cloning out goose-bumps in Photoshop is nigh on impossible.



A new year so a funky new titling system. Okay it isn’t brilliant but it saves me having to dream up something witty.

The young lady in this update came via a casting call on one of the modelling websites. The session wasn’t one of my best, sometimes you get a bad vibe the moment the model walks through the front door. The results at first glance confirmed my initial feelings but over time they have grown on me. It’s not unusual for this to happen so I’ve learnt to leave an amount of time before judging the fruits of a photo shoot.

The more techie of my viewers will have noticed that I’m still using the old version of WordPress. I tried to update (several times) but it failed so until I find out what is going wrong I’ll leave it be.


The Cutting Room Floor

After the trauma of recovering my home movies for installation onto my Synology NAS I felt I should give video editing another go but it’s been painstakingly slow. I’ve completely lost touch with Final Cut Pro and keep having to refer to online help. Watching tutorials on YouTube they make it look so simple but I’m struggling. Maybe I’m being too fussy with the edits, after all I’m not producing a blockbuster. Keep on trucking Big Ears, practice makes perfect.