January 25, 2015

Recently I was very kindly given a mahogany and brass half plate camera. It came with a brass lens f/8-f64, roller blind front shutter with a top speed of 1/80th and two double plate holders.

The camera is beautiful and would make a fantastic display camera, but I am no...

January 12, 2015

I finally gave in and purchased the sought after Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 lens to use on the Speed Graphic. The Aero Ektar is known for it's awesome bokeh and amazing rendering and there are lots of articles out there regarding this lens, so I wont add to them!



January 10, 2015

Night time photography! Now I am the first to admit that I am very inexperienced regarding night time photography, but recently went out with a good friend to shoot a roll.

Armed with a Nikon FA and a Pentax Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and a roll of Kodak Ultra 400, we hit the s...

September 18, 2014

I am honoured to have gained my AFIAP distinction, which I can now use the letters (AFIAP) after my name. So, now at this moment in time I can use if I wish Baden Bowen CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE3.

What does AFIAP mean? Well the letters stand for Artiste de la Fédération Interna...

August 11, 2014

In my last blog, I talked about how I converted my Polaroid 360 to full manual using a lens from an old Kodak folder. Well a little update... The lens from the kodak folder was F/11 @ 1/100th wide open and as I thought I struggled in certain light situations.


So, lens...

July 27, 2014

I recently bought an untested Polaroid 360 Land Camera and had it shipped from the US, taking a chance that it was working or I could repair it!
Well you guessed it! It was not working and after spending a day rewiring it I could only get the timer to work and not the...

July 3, 2014

I am honoured to be featured in Amateur Photographer Magazine this week, one of the biggest selling weekly photography publications.

It features a 4 page tutorial on how I composited the award winning image 'Low Tide'


Hope you enjoy the tutorial!

May 29, 2014

After my success at last years annual exhibition, I would never dream that I could reach or better my results, but 'How wrong could I have been?'

I entered 18 images and had 16 accepted into the exhibition with 10 images gaining awards!

With two PAGB Gold Medals, PAGB Ri...

May 27, 2014

As some of you who read my blog will know that I have been trying to acheive my distinctions with the British Photographic Exhibitions, I have now acheived my BPE3*!

This means I have had over 100 acceptances in all BPE Salons entered. I set myself a personal target to...

May 12, 2014

The London Salon of Photography is one of the most prestigious annual exhibitions in the world, attracting thousands of entries from all over the globe. Their website statement is 'The aim of the London Salon is to exhibit only that class of photographic work in which...

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