Entries from February 2009

Medium format scan

In the absence of ready cash to buy a new scanner, I’ve finally found a photo shop which is capable of decent, low cost medium format scanning. Photo Vision, in the Marktgasse in Bern, offer 16 bit TIFF files for Fr 3.50 each, scanned at a purported 4,880dpi to produce 80 megapixel files. This is… (Read More)

Customer disservice from Ryanair

Abusive feedback from Ryanair in response to a blog post, which detailed a potential flaw in the online booking system, provokes a rapid increase in negative publicity for the airline.

Transformation takes time

Take ten minutes out of your day to watch and listen to this video, even if you’re not a photographer, film-maker or artist. I wish I could make film like this.

David Hobby at CERN

The “Strobist” himself, David Hobby, was in Geneva this week and held a seminar in one of the gloriously 70s-style lecture theatres at CERN.

Facebook: The Empire Steps Back

At the beginning of February, community website Facebook took advantage of the ubiquitous ability to change, modify, add, or delete portions of Terms of Use at any time without further notice, to amend a clause relating to user content.

Free slideshow and photo talk in Bern

I will be speaking and showing a collection of photographs at the English Speaking Club in Bern on Thursday 12th March, from 9 p.m.

Winter vines

An exercise in depth of field with my new 50mm/f1.8 lens.

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Snow in Spiez

At work, we needed to buy both a point-and-shoot video camera and a new stills camera, so, on my advice, we bought a new Nikon D90 which can fulfil both requirements.

Swiss Strobist: workshop number 1 for 2009

Planning has begun for the first Swiss Strobist workshop of 2009: please find out all about it, let us know when you’ll be able to make it, and sign up now.

On the Thames

Almost ten years ago – in November 1999, if memory serves – I was still living in England and I took part in a City and Guilds photography course. Before leaving the course (as I was teaching the tutor new techniques instead of learning anything), I made it through to a project towards the end… (Read More)