Experiments in Printing My Photos

December 10th, 2020

I recently purchased an A3 printer. You can see my unboxing video here.

A print I made from a woodland shoot I did recently

I’ve been wanting to get one for a while and have read quite a few different reviews for various models. From what I read, it seemed the Epson XP-970 would make an excellent value printer. Perhaps not quite as good as some of the options sitting around the £400-£600 mark, but certainly punching above its own £200 price tag.

So far I haven’t been disappointed – the prints are coming out great. The detail is really good and I’m really happy with the colours. I’m currently experimenting with different papers to see what gives the best results.

It’s really convenient to be able to print your own images whenever you feel like it, and it feels great to be able to hold something tangible that you created. I certainly recommend giving it a try if you haven’t already.

I will be posting further experiments with the printer in upcoming videos, so stay tuned for those. The best way to do that is to subscribe to my channel, and that way, the videos will pop up in your feed.

Another Milestone Reached

November 26th, 2020

I’m extremely pleased to announce that I’ve recently just hit 200 subscribers over on my YouTube channel.

I never thought I would have reached that many so soon, and I’m very grateful to each and every one of you that has subscribed. It really means a lot and gives me extra motivation to keep making videos each week.

If you’re not part of the club yet, why not go and do it now? Just click on this link to subscribe.

Thanks everyone.

Friday Night Behind the Lens – My chat with Paul Cook of Pc3photos

November 6th, 2020
The video is live now over at Paul’s Channel, pc3photos

Every week, Paul Cook of pc3photos puts out an episode of “Friday Night Behind the Lens”. In each video he interviews a different YouTube photography vlogger, and I was very pleased to be invited to chat with him earlier this week.


What is Computational Photography?

October 27th, 2020

Rather than relying purely on optical processes, computational photography makes use of digital computation to augment the image making process. If you use a smartphone camera, you’re almost certainly already benefiting from computational processes.


Is it okay to use your phone to take photos?

October 12th, 2020

I was out at a local woodland area this weekend. I was with my wife, and since I spend about 95% of the week taking photos everywhere we go, I had agreed that this particular Sunday would be a photography free day!

Well not quite! I couldn’t resist taking a few shots with my phone camera. I have a Google Pixel 3, and even though it’s an older model now, it does take great photos. Okay, so you can’t fully control depth of field, and there’s no shutter speed control, not to mention there’s no choice of lenses. What it does do though, it does very well. The exposure blending and processing is great, and produces really sharp images with plenty of dynamic range.