A useful slide generator, much better than the others I've tried. Check this out. It's interactive; you can add buttons audio and movies to slideshows. Really good. Here is a very basic one without buttons. I'll try more later. Notice how you can scroll up and down a vertical image. I also like the widescreen format. It looks better on websites.
I'm over the moon with it. The print quality is spot on, the colour and tonal reproduction is perfect and the high quality paper really suits. The design works well for me too. Please go check it out.
Been back at college now for three weeks and I'm as busy as ever. Students return soon and I still have so much preparation to do. Prepare modules for the final year Foundation Degree Applied Photography and write units for the new Access to Higher Education Photography course. The Access course is meant to be an alternative route to A-levels for preparing students for a degree level photography course. Hopefully this will strengthen our students on the Foundation Degree and help raise numbers too.
I have nearly completed my Roadworks book now. Just have the introduction to complete writing and I will be done. A few adjustments to the ordering of pages, maybe. Then I'll start on the Interiors book.....
I've got a few ideas I'm mulling over for a new project. I'll probably going out over the next few days to take test shots on these. I'll post some and explain them if they turn out any good.
I had great fun yesterday working on the beginning of a portfolio of images for the burlesque performer Rowan Horner. We worked on two costume themes. A salvation army outfit and a ragdoll theme. Here are a few of the ragdoll images. I particularly like the one with Rowan lying on the box. It looks like she has just been unpackaged by her new owner.
Here's one of my Venice lomo beach shots. That's the last of it. I shall never mention the place again.
Venice: never again.
Mosquito bites blowing up to the size of a Maris Piper; stuck in a Venice hospital on our first day of arrival because Luke chokes and says he's swallowed a lollipop stick; bust noses; i could go on.
I'm off to Venice in just over a week and I'm taking my Horizon Lomo camera with me. A panoramic camera is perfect for capturing the widescreen grandeur of the city on water. I may even post a few when I get back. In the meanwhile here's one I took in Barcelona a few years back.
.......and the Summer holidays beckon.
I have lots of plans for my own work this break. I'm planning to edit down the Roadworks and Interiors series and compile a book from these. Once I've done this I will create a link here to Blurb books where anyone interested may buy copies of the book. Keep an eye out.
I'm also planning to retake a series of images I produced just before Luke was born reflecting on my childhood past and Luke's imminent birth. The images were of melting lollypops and were shot on digital as tests. I want to retake these on medium format and produce huge prints from these.