My interests are Astrophotography, Landscape Photography and Panoramas.

Digital Asset Management





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  • Canon R50 Mirrorless

    Santa brought me a [Canon R50]( camera for Christmas in 2023. It's a noticeable improvement on the [[Canon 400D DSLR|Canon 400D]]. Compared to the 400D, this camera gives me: Live view on the back screen More focusing points +/- 3 stops of exposure bracketing instead of +/- 2 ISO significantly greater than 1600 Lighter body 4K video recording More pixels of the mega kind Interface and technology that is 17 years further forward Hi-res viewfinder Sensor SizeResolutionPixel Pitch1APS-C6000 x 40005.

  • My Camera Lenses

    Lenses for my Canon R50 and Canon 400D. LensMin. FocusFilterLens HoodCanon RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3IS STM0.20m @18mm (AF)0.15M @ 18mm (MF)ø49mmEW-53Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM0.73m at 210ø55mmET-60BCanon EF-S 17–85mm f4-f5.6 USM)0.35m @macroø67mmEW73BCanon EF 50mm f1.8 STM0.35mø49mmES68.

  • Now, 21 December 2023

    I’ve started my Christmas holidays a couple of days early due to some extremely good planning on my part that means: I don’t have any more work that I need to do Anything that I could do, I don’t have the mental capacity for So, with a cuppa in hand and Kylie Minogue blasting Christmas tunes on the stereo I’m scanning Family Album 17.

  • My Photo Dating Strategy

    Digital photos have the date and time taken embedded. Scanned prints, negatives and slides do not. This is a problem when the original non-digital image is scanned and there is no record alongside it of the date the photo was made. Digital Asset Management software such as IMatch or Lightroom requires a date.

  • My Camera History

    My earliest memories of a camera come from my Dad and the 35mm SLR camera he had when I was young. The detachable lens, film canister and dust blower all fascinated me. I’m pretty sure it was a Canon as I’ve always associated that with cameras. See My Photography Gear for gear I'm currently using.

    • RAW Photo Developing

      The workflow I use to develop RAW photos.

      • From Camera to Digital Asset Management

        This is the first of a series of articles I plan to write on how I take a photo or movie shot on a camera right through to archive with full metadata for future family historical purposes. My role in all this, apart from enjoying photograph myself, is to be the curator of photos for my family. Throughout the process my goal is to keep the original image in as pristine condition as possible and to only rename it or add metadata in a non-destructive manner.

      • Ingest Raw Photos

        Currently a placeholder as I work out how to get the flowchart on From Camera to Digital Asset Management linking properly. See also RAW Photo Developing.

      • Panoramas

        Tips to Shooting Panoramas Ideally use a tripod, but can be done handheld. Get the exposure right Set to shutter priority so that ISO and aperture don’t change Set white balance to anything other than AW Focus Set focus to manual so it doesn’t change Shoot with plenty of overlap .

        • My Photography Teachers

          There is a growing list of people I’m following on YouTube who are my go-to for learning about photography. They are all people I can imagine spending the day with. PhotographerWhat I’m LearningHenry TurnerMore than anything Henry provides enthusiasm for photography. His tips are always set against the background of joy for what he’s doing.

          • Canon 400D DSLR

            Info on my Canon 400D camera.

          • My Photography Gear

            A summary of my current photography gear (cameras, lenses and accessories). With a bit of a wishlist as well 😉.

          • Adventures in Metadata

            I’ve been wanting to document and share my photography workflow — from camera to archive — for a few weeks now. The introduction of Adobe Lightroom into my workflow recently has meant a delay which has ultimate turned out for the best. I’ve changed my workflow significantly several times over the last few weeks as I manage two applications that do similar, complementary, yet quite different functions.

          • Reflecting on the Last Few Weeks

            I am awake. For a little under 6 weeks now I’ve been sleeping with a CPAP machine every night and it has made a significant difference to my mental awareness. I felt the change the first morning and half way through the second week I was at work wondering why everyone was thinking so slowly! My attention has been everywhere.

            • Rescuing DNG Files

              This afternoon, as I was importing DNG files into Lightroom, I found way too many that it won’t import. There is some kind of corruption in the DNG file. Likely caused by something I’ve done in the past converting from one format to another (and quite possibly back again). Thankfully, IMatch is able to read the files - or at least appears to do so.

            • Through the Viewfinder Again

              This week I pulled my Canon 400D DSLR out of the cupboard and clicked the shutter button a few times. I’m through my camera gear and familiarising myself with everything again. Emotions say I need to upgrade. Brain says no. There are a few features that would be nice to have but all the controls I need are there.