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Lee Filters Effect Sets

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Lee Filters Effect Sets

Although the use of neutral density filters is essential in landscape photography, effect filters are also occasionally used in order to bring out the light from a sunset or sunrise, the reds and browns in autumn leaves or simply to add a more atmospheric effect such as a mist over water.

Lee Filters and Landscape photographer Mark Bauer have produced a very informative video on the use of graduated effect filters. Mark Bauer gives incisive and clear advice on when and how to use, or not to use, the effect filters through a series of images. The same filters are available as single filters for the Sev5n and SW150 system.

Get all 4 sets below for £430 inc vat and carriage to the UK HERE

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Paul Sanders

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Photographer Paul Sanders has scheduled a morning talk on Long Exposure at the open day and in addition , weather permitting, he will lead two  small classes to the shoreline for tuition.

Please see our Timetable for information.  This is a free event but demand will be high and we therefore recommend you register your interest soonest as places for the Paul Sanders talks and workshops will be limited. Continue reading

Hasselblad X1D

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Hasselblad HQ will be attending our open day and will be answering questions about the new Hasselblad X1D as well as demonstrating this new game changer.

Together with all the Hasselblad news from Photokina there will also be opportunities to try Hasselblads MF digital backs on our range of platforms with camera movements from Alpa Linhof Cambo & Silvestri. If you are visiting us with a particular product in mind – please do let us know in advance and we will make sure we can accommodate it.


Hasselblad X1D overview:

At less than half the weight of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless X1D is a game changer in the world of photography.
The X1D’s high-resolution rear LCD offers touch control for all aspects of the camera’s features. The elegant icon-based user interface speeds access to customisation options along with intuitive playback functions such as swipe and pinch to zoom. The camera also boasts a 2.4 MP electronic viewfinder for bright, crisp viewing even under difficult lighting conditions.

Handmade in Sweden, less than half the weight of a conventional digital medium format camera, the X1D seamlessly combines portability with excellent optical quality. Continue reading

Andy Earl on “A Location Journey with Light”

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Andy Earl – “A Location Journey with Light”

The Photography Show Talk: Monday 21st March 11-11.45am

What excites me about photography is taking a pictures that make the hairs on theback of my neck stand up! This is my goal, and through my talk on the linhofstudio stand, I’m going to try and show you how to get there !

Starting from how an idea that develops and changes through a session, to messing around with lighting and pushing yourself visually to end up with something that’s better than you expected.

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Steve Gosling talks Travelling Light

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Steve Gosling -” Travelling Light”

The Photography Show Talk: Saturday 19th March 2-2.45pm

The talk is entitled ‘Travelling Light’ and has two elements: –

Firstly, I’ve watched the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras with interest for I traded in my DSLRs quite a few years ago for an Olympus OMD based system. I was an early adopter – the reduction in size and weight brought considerable benefits.

Steve Gosling Montage

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David Higgs talks “The Analogue Darkroom in the Digital World”

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David Higgs – “The Analogue Darkroom in the Digital World”

The Photgraphy Show Talk:  Saturday 12 – 12.45pm, Sunday  11 – 11.45am


There is a resurgence in the ‘dark arts’. This renaissance in the use of the ‘Alternative Processes’ is fuelled by advances in digital printing technology.

I’m going to be giving a series of talks at the Photography Show on the 19th and 20th March 2016 outlining how alternative processes such as cyanotype, kallitype, argyrotype and especially Platinum printing are having their renaissance. Using a hybrid system of making contact negatives digitally and printing in the wet darkroom I’ll show how this amalgam of the new and the old can produce beautiful organic prints which will further your printing repertoire. Continue reading

Joe Cornish talks Antarctica Reflections

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Joe Cornish – “Antarctica Reflections”

The Photography Show Talk:  Saturday 3-3.45pm

Hidden from sight at the bottom of the world lies a huge continent, still largely undiscovered. Its coastal fringes are home to the occasional scientific base, and millions of penguins; but its vast interior expanses are empty, of people and most recognisable life forms. It is costly to visit, and those that do will only see a microscopic fragment of what is there. Indeed, the majority who visit Antarctica will not even reach the Antarctic Circle! Yet a journey here can be life-changing, such is the impact of the scenery and wildlife that may be encountered. I have been fortunate enough to have visited three times, and during the last trip our route took us via South Georgia as well. The best way to imagine South Georgia is to think of a chunk of the steepest and most precipitous Andean peaks partly-drowned in the middle of the Southern Ocean.

Joe Cornish Montage

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