A selection of Darktable Styles

Darktable has its own presets that are known as Styles. They’re a powerful and useful part of editing in Darktable, and they can be great starting points to give your images a consistent look and feel. As a major contributor to Fujifilm film simulation “recipes”, it’s been at the back of my mind for aContinue reading “A selection of Darktable Styles”

A Walk Along The Coast. Mumbles To Blackpill

It was such a gloomy morning, but the photography session had to go on! By the time we headed across the bay to Mumbles, the sun was out, the coats were off and we were ready to take photographs of an area that we had not ventured before! Armed with the Olympus EPL8 and theContinue reading “A Walk Along The Coast. Mumbles To Blackpill”

10 Frames With The Fujifilm Instax Evo

A week ago, I had the new Fujifilm Instax Evo, and I wrote an initial impressions and review. Since then, I have been exploring and experimenting with the camera. Here are my first 10 frames and some thoughts. I’m very happy with the printed results, which are almost identical to the images above (and canContinue reading “10 Frames With The Fujifilm Instax Evo”

Why You Should Always Shoot Raw, Even If You Only Use Jpegs

I’m a strong advocate of getting things right in camera, and I nearly always use the jpeg image from the camera when posting to social media and using images on the website or printing. However, I also always shoot in raw as a backup to those wonderful Fujifilm raw files. This article is a greatContinue reading “Why You Should Always Shoot Raw, Even If You Only Use Jpegs”

A Visit To Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly began in the early 12th century as a Norman ‘ringwork’ castle made of wood and protected only by an earthen bank and ditch. Not surprisingly it was under constant attack by Welsh princes including the Lord Rhys, who captured it in 1159. Today, along with the group, I visited this historic castle, along withContinue reading “A Visit To Kidwelly Castle”