I have recently installed a new iOS image editing app called Apollo: Immersive Illumination. It enables you to add in extra lighting onto your photos using the depth information that Apple creates in Portrait mode images. It’s a remarkably simple concept but is a little fiddly to get right. You can add multiple light sources…… Continue reading Adding shade with Apollo
I have been a Flickr user for what seems decades. I joined at some point in 2005 (an age ago in Internet terms). Flickr was the only decent place to store your photos at the time, head and shoulders above the competition. There was a thriving community, great tools and a generous free option. The…… Continue reading Oh Flickr
346/365 The Show by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t normally do this, but this is a photo of someone else’s photo. Someone who’s a much better photographer than me too! It’s an image of a play performed by one of the groups supported by a local creative organisation, Inspire. They sponsor lots…… Continue reading 346/365 The Show
The basement, originally uploaded by rutty. I haven’t been taking so many photos recently and I’ve started to miss it. I love photography, I have plenty of gear and I need to get back to using it. I decided that it was about time that I got out my tripod and took some photos that…… Continue reading The basement
We visited a good friend of mine last year and his youngest son had just had a little baby girl. She was gorgeous, and had the rather lovely name Ruby.
We’d been trying for a baby for a few months at this point and decided on names. Ruby was our choice for a girl too. They’d even chosen the same middle name: Elizabeth.
Giving It Away The thing about an e-book is that it's a social object. It wants to be copied from friend to friend, beamed from a Palm (nasdaq: PALM – news – people ) device, pasted into a mailing list. It begs to be converted to witty signatures at the bottom of e-mails. It is…… Continue reading Links for April 27th
Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be…… Continue reading Links for February 18th
NABBC National Convention – A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention venue in Lincoln. Our band performed at this event. We were delighted to be conducted by the legendary Major Peter Parkes Don’t be bitter as…… Continue reading Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th
It seems like nary a day goes by without reports of some poor photographer having his collar felt for taking part in their hobby. Boing Boing have this particular subject close to their hearts and are regularly reporting on incidents where people with cameras are finding their days spoiled by suspicious-minded idiots. Last month South…… Continue reading Not all photographers are sex pests
There have been a few news articles recently covering the problems that some photographers are having while using their cameras in public places. It seems that there are a growing number of incidents where the police, or other figures of “authority”, are mistakenly apprehending photographers because they think that they are operating illegally. The BBC…… Continue reading Taking photos in public is not illegal
The BBC has a very interesting opinion piece from Rebecca Swift, the Director of Creative Planning at Getty Images. She’s written about the recent trends in advertising for businesses to make their products appear more environmentally friendly by using green images. As a company that generates imagery for the news wires and the world of…… Continue reading Are we being Greenwashed?