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An interview with El Busta

[caption id="attachment_9120" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Luis Bustamante photographing with an old-style large format camera[/caption] El Busta is a travelling photography studio that allows you to have your portrait taken and made the good old fashioned way and you can currently find them in one of the cosy gallery spaces at ‘Photographique’ in Corn Street until the 20th March. Inspired by ‘minutero’ ...

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An Interview with Claudio Ahlers

Claudio Ahlers plays the piano, the drums, guitar and bass and is trained as a composer for film and TV. He works as a dubbing mixer and sound engineer in the studio he set up in Bristol. Photography came seven years ago when Claudio was given a camera. Over the past few years, he’s photographed Rolling Stage’s events and developed his own projects. He exhibited in Bristol’s Looking Glass in November and wa ...

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Why you need this small camera for a big impact

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="6529,6528,6527,6526,6525,6524,6521,6522,6523,6518,6519,6520" orderby="rand"] Images by Remy Boprey When someone asks ‘Why buy a GoPro camera?’ it begs the retort ‘Why the hell not?’. As the revolution of tiny cameras takes over the world, it’s hard to find a reason not to jump on the bandwagon. The GoPro initiative is to provide people with the most versatile cameras that the ...

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The attraction of film photography

Kodak emerged from bankruptcy last week. A good time to ask why film still holds its magic over photographers like myself and continues to attract new users. This is my own idiosyncratic view of photography and not a rehash of the digital versus film debate. Digital technology has been a great liberator of photography making it easier not only to take photos but also to share them over the web. Digital phot ...

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Fixing the shadows

When photography was invented around 1839 the camera had been in use for hundreds of years. Accounts of using a small opening (pinhole) to project an image stretches as far back as the third century BCE. Using a lens attached to a box (called a camera obscura) to create an image that was copied by an artist began in the sixteen century. One master of using the camera was Giovanni Antonio Canaletto whose spe ...

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