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About watlvry

Flaneur for my own ailments; government and corporate hypocrisy; guitar stuff; the music business; home made videos featuring home made tunes played at home; a bit of golf; and of course photography. Specifically "art" photography (doesn't exist) and contemporary photography ( sadly does exist in all its grotesque reality).

Final Post – 73% assessment!

I was very happy to receive an assessment mark of 73% for this course because I felt that I could have done better overall, particularly in how I submitted the assessment, and I would have been satisfied with something in … Continue reading

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The photography magazines bubble

RANT: 90% are doomed, or should be doomed. There is the contemporary art contingent which I exclude from doom, such as the BJP, Hotshoe, and a few non-UK magazines such as Popular Photography and American Photo and PIX. Then there … Continue reading

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Liverpool Biennial Study trip

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I’ve attended several study days this year and concluded that these are the single most productive activities I can do as part of the course. October’s visit to the Liverpool Biennial lead by Peter and Gareth was even more instructive … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 first draft

The Brief: From the picture editor, Sunday Telegraph Magazine- Is London planning working?  In the light of the “The Developing City”, a major exhibition on the past, present, and future of the City of London as a centre for international … Continue reading

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Southam, Jem: The Red River

This is a different type of book to that which I’ve encountered previously. The photographic premise is that the photographer follows the Red River from source to sea through Cornwall, tracing its history, culture, people, current status, monuments, flora and … Continue reading

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12mpx full frame vs 18mpx compact

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..continued from a previous blog, I ran some more tests, this time with a 50mm prime on the 5D, and with the G1x set close to 50mm. Both focused on the same spot, both on a tripod, both with the … Continue reading

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re-thinking what cameras are worth

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I bought a full frame DSLR in 2007 and held onto it even though it was supplemented by a Mk II which I bought and sold after three years. It’s a 12megapixel, but full frame, and I thought it was … Continue reading

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