Ada Lovelace Day: The Teacher

In case you don't already know, Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. At first I wondered who on earth I could write about to mark such a day but, when I thought some more, there was one woman who stood out... one... Continue Reading →

Finally catching up

My Flickr photostream has been sitting unloved for months now. Aside from a few scans of some lomo shots that I did when I was looking for images to illustrate a BitchBuzz article I was writing in January, I hadn't uploaded anything since August 2009. This afternoon I finally found the time to scan the... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Photoshop

Believe it or not, Photoshop is almost 20 years old. There's a very interesting article on The Guardian's website on how we learned to love Photoshop, charting its journey from software that fitted on to a single floppy disk to a verb that is often used to insinuate that all commercial photography now lies to... Continue Reading →

I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist

On Saturday, the I'm a Photographer, Not a Terrorist campaign organised a mass photo gathering in Trafalgar Square, in defence of street photography. Quite a few people showed up too! As the campaign's website states, Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential... Continue Reading →

Time and lack thereof

Recently I've been even less organised than usual, so have been almost ignoring my bulging 'to do' list and simply thinking of the fun things (e.g. my pin-up photoshoot with Retro Photostudio and rehearsals for the group act in The Rebel Rebels' Christmas show) rather than the more difficult things (learning vocabulary for my evening... Continue Reading →

Inspiration: Rankin

I've been pondering something in the last few days. I wonder how many people have been inspired by the Rankin Live exhibition to take more photos, improve their studio skills, or even just to pick up a camera for the first time? I always find photography exhibitions both fascinating and inspiring, but Rankin's retrospective and... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes at Rankin Live!

Earlier this year, I found out that the awesome talent that is Rankin would be holding a major retrospective exhibition in London, part of which would be devoted to a new project. I went to his website and discovered that: Rankin is kicking off 2009 by inviting people across the UK to participate in his... Continue Reading →

Rankin Live!

Back in April, I emailed Rankin Live in the hope of being included in the exhibition. I wanted to find out if the people in the example shots on the website were very glamorous looking because Rankin's magic lens made them that way, or if they really did all look like they belonged in a... Continue Reading →

Still waiting…

Twenty days ago I blogged about waiting for photos, taken on good old fashioned film. I now have the prints and have sorted out the ones I want to scan, but still haven't got round to doing it because the magic smoke escaped from the Windows machine which has the scanner connected to it. Why... Continue Reading →

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