#5 of the Judging a Photograph Series Last week I spoke out against using super telephoto lenses on a safari. That’s because things are rarely that far away and if you zoom so far in that you crop out the surroundings, then you might as well have gone to a zoo. This week I’m looking at the other sort of cropping; the one you do when you edit your photo on a computer. In a great image there is a point to every area and a reason the author wants each area to look the way it does. There may…

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This month I heard the sad news that a truly great photographer Terry Cryer has passed away. I had the good fortune to meet him on a number of occasions in recent years, and to hear him speak. Even better, he judged some of my photos at Camera Club competitions. Remembering Terry Cryer In Terry’s younger days he had a job with a photographic company where he was in charge of developing film in the darkroom. I don’t know if it’s a tall story but the way I heard him tell it was this: Sometimes in the darkroom he was rather distracted by the attentions…

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I’ve been an enthusiastic photographer from the age of 13 and local friends are always asking me “how’s your photography?” when they see me. Although I got a bit fed up with photography a couple of years ago, it is really pulling me back and I’m shooting more and more. My husband and I were sorting through our camera equipment recently and discovered that our Canon 50E SLR 35mm film camera had stopped working. This really made me feel sentimental! It is possibly my all-time favourite camera, so easy to use, such incredible quality. The lenses which we bought to…

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