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2011 Annual Photography Exhibition, Cambridge

2011 Annual Photography Exhibition, Cambridge

I am very pleased to report that five of my prints have been accepted into the prestigious Annual Exhibition by the Cambridge Camera Club. The objective of the Exhibition is to display a high standard of photographic excellence whilst being as representative of all the work of the club as much as possible. Read more...

Cambridge Camera Club

Cambridge Camera Club

I am very pleased to have been offered membership to the Cambridge Camera Club.  The club is one of the oldest photographic societies in the country having been founded in 1902 for the promotion of knowledge relating to all branches of photography and the fellowship and recreation of its members. The club meets from September through to May with a varied programme of talks, competitions, demonstrations and discussions.

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The Four Corners Short Films

The Four Corners Short Films

After returning from my recent trip to the The Four Corners region in the US where I held a Photographic Workshop, I decided to put together a short slideshow.  This project has since grown and now comprises three short films made from the photographs that I took over my two trips in the autumn of 2010 and the spring of 2011.

I intend to burn a Blu-ray disc for home use to watch in high quality (1080p) on a home-entertainment system, but for internet use, I still wanted the films to have an impact.  I’ve transcoded them to 720p format and reasonably high resolution, so the file sizes are pretty large ~100MB or so, please be patient when downloading.

Players

On my web-browser, Apple’s ‘Quicktime’ was the default player, unfortunately at least on a ‘Windows’ machine, there seems to be a significant delay in the audio stream which detracts from what I have intended in the movies.  I’ve downloaded and installed the excellent VLC Media Player that is free from here, it plays most, if not all movie formats and I highly recommend it.

The Movies

You’ll need sound, the louder the better!

 

Canon Professional Services

Canon Professional Services

I’m very pleased that Canon have renewed my Silver membership to their Professional Service, which offers an extensive after-sales support to professional photographers.  The service also offers exclusive free access to a range of benefits including support teams at many international and local events and  a priority maintenance and repair service and direct support from their professional representatives.

My digital shooting is exclusively with Canon bodies and lenses, I’ve used this brand for many years and find it very reliable, easy and intuitive to use and high quality.

Cambridge Wireless at CSR

Cambridge Wireless at CSR

Cambridge Wireless, a world renowned networking organisation held a one-day conference entitled “Who Goes Where? Privacy & Location based Services” on 23rd March 2011.    The organisation has a number of Special Interest Groups including ‘Location based Systems SIG which championed this event.  The conference was sponsored by CSR, one of the Founding Members and a leading global provider of personal wireless technology including Bluetooth, FM, GPS and WiFi.

Kanwar Chadha presented the keynote speech, Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member of CSR and entitled “Relevant Location” in a Location Aware Connected World.  More and more applications are being developed where location is starting to add context to a broad range of information, with an increasingly large amount of data in ‘the cloud’ accessible globally, brings up issues of privacy protection.

Commercial Photographic Services

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