There is the most fantastic light for glamour and portrait photography available in your home every day of the year, unless you live north of the Arctic Circle. Light from a north facing window can be like a huge expensive soft box and it’s free.
This locomotive was built in 1928 by Beyer Peacock for the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) and numbered 8572. The original design, although modified by 1928, dated back to the GER (Great Eastern Railway) in 1908.
Weighing nearly 140 tons this clanking, steaming, smoking 9F heavy goods steam loco 92203 spent its short working life hauling 1500 ton iron ore trains on Merseyside. Now it easily pulls a few coaches (about 160 tons) from Sheringham to Holt and back on the North Norfolk Railway.
This Messerschmitt Bf109E-3, 1190, saw combat with the fighter unit JG 26 in the Battles of France and Britain. It is believed to have been previously flown by Gruppen Kommandeur Hauptmann Karl Ebbighausen of 11/JG26 who used it to shoot down five Allied aircraft.
Despite being executed by the Nazis in 1944 as leader of an underground organization Musa Calil (pronounced Jalil in English) was posthumously convicted as a traitor. His literary achievements as a Tatar poet were largely forgotten and his bravery as a resistance fighter in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) unknown until the 1950s.
Oh my stomach’s churning Rather full you see. In fact stuffed. Gurgle, glug, hiss It makes the most embarrassing sounds. It is of course her fault. Fed me too much again. All sorts. Just mixed together. No respect for my system. She laughs and presses herself against me as I vibrate across the kitchen, trying to shake things loose The kids, the dog, all tearing past out into a filthy world. As if I had nothing better to do than wash their clothes. One day, with the kids away, she and her husband made love. On me. The indignity of it Shaking and giggling then shrieking to the spin cycle. And the smells. Sickly sweetness spilt by the youngest. Sickly sick and god knows what the dog rolled in. I don’t know how I’d cope if it wasn’t for the white powder. At least that offers some comfort.
Grab your readers attention
How many times have you sat in the dentists waiting room, opened a magazine, read the first paragraph of an article and flicked over to the next page? Now think about the times that first paragraph or the photograph illustrating it grabbed your attention and you carried on reading. That is the sort of article you want to write.
Taking better photos means having an idea, a concept, a reason for capturing an image. This doesn’t have to be an intellectual artistic message. It can be the reason behind a simple holiday snap.
The answer will effect which camera you buy, or even if you buy a camera, and the techniques you need to learn.
(or which camera should I buy?)
Is my camera any good? A question I am often asked by students. The immediate answer to this question is yes . . . or maybe no! It depends what you want it to do and what you want to do with your photos. Here are the three most common answers and which camera to buy for each.