Friday, March 14, 2008


Hello all, long time, no post, eh? Sorry about that. I've been super busy recently and it doesn't really look like it'll be letting up soon at any time either. I really need to sit down and sort out what needs doing and get it into some semblance of an order... Anyway, I'm sure you're no really all that interested in my inability to time manage. No? I thought not.

Perhaps this would be more interesting. Over the past couple of months I've really been making an effort to learn the technical aspects of using my camera. Previously, I've not been too happy with he out comes of my attempts at night photography with my 400D. They always seemed to come out over exposed and lacking something which my PowerShot A510 seemed to handle with ease. So, I finally bit the bullet, refreshed my memory of all those rules my Dad ingrained (or at least tried to ingrain) in me from an early age and ventured into the word of the unknown which is the Manual mode! Shock horror! I certainly paid off. I also invested in a decent tripod giving me far more scope to get the image I wanted instead of the image I was limited to. Armed with my new gear and my new knowledge I've been revisiting old haunts around London with a view to capturing them in all their true glory that my DSLR should be capable off. Here's a few of my recent efforts...
My new tripods has also afforded me the luxury of being able to make some perfect joiners (as shown here). The two shots above are four or five shots stitched together with a fantastic bit of free software called Autostitch. Feed the right photos into it, and Autostitch can provide you with totally seamless joiners! I'm hooked! I can't wait to get out again and capture the world in it's full panoramic beauty.



Blogger ladysnail said...

they are beautiful ben. very nice night time photos indeed. a tripod certainly helps. i was given one christmas 2006 but have yet to make full proper use of it out and about. have you ever thought about selling prints/photos on etsy? i am sure they would do very well. dx.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Thanks Debs. Yep, the tripod is essential! You can (sort of) get by without one, but it's very limiting.

I had thought about using esty to sell some prints, but (like a lot of things) I haven't gotten round to sorting it out. I'm also thinking of submitting some shots to iStock and that like.

Thanks for your comments! x

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the shots are excellent Ben, as always they put my efforts to shame!

5:18 AM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

Fantastic Ben!

1:24 PM  
Blogger clare said...

Lovely photos, Ben. The autostitch software looks very useful, too. How did you come across it?


4:02 AM  

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