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How I published my first photography zine

I recently took the first daunting steps to publishing a photography zine. For a very long time I have had the urge to produce a photography book. The dream has always been, a big, chunky table book. Big ambitions, so best start slightly smaller! Photography zines. What is a photography zine? You may ask. A photography zine is generally a small (pages, and dimensions), self-published, magazine style book. As well as photographs, it can often contain descriptions, notes, musings, poetry, […]

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K&F Concept 100mm Nano-X Pro Filter System Review

The 100mm filter system is back, and upgraded for 2022. Early December I took delivery of the new K&F Concept 100mm Nano-X Pro Filter System which comes with some big, award winning improvements – it’s won an iF DESIGN AWARD and Red Dot Design Award. Unboxing the filter. As with all K&F Concept products, they’re stylishly presented and well packed for transport.  The magnetic faux leather filter case is considerably larger than previous kits so it’s definitely an initial consideration […]

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2021 Photography Review

As with 2020, 2021 has been an odd year.  I’ve personally struggled with my photography endeavours, not being able to find the time to dedicate to the art. In a normal year I would usually be able to meet up with fellow togs and enjoy that beneficial bouncing of ideas and inspiration that can be gained by participating in a group outing.  For 2021, the vast majority of my favourite portfolio entries were from solo outings. January It’s not very […]

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K&F Concept KF13.107 Backpack Review

Big box arrives on the doorstep, and I mean a huge box, for literally the biggest backpack I’ve ever had! This thing is enormous! Anyway before we delve deeper, this is a review of the K&F Concept KF13.107 Large Backpack. K&F kindly sent one over for me to try out.  I have been using the KF13.084 Backpack for a while now, and at the time that in itself was a step up in backpack capacity for me.  The KF13.107 goes […]

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Brown Family Photoshoot

Recently had the pleasure of providing a family photoshoot for Victoria and Andy, to meet Eric’s new baby sister Rosie. It was great to see Eric growing into a happy-go-lucky toddler, and how much he loves his new baby sister. If you would like to book a photoshoot, get in touch on 07870576995 or via gary.turner@shutterspot.co.uk

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K&F Concept ND2-ND400 Variable ND Filter Review

Long exposure photography, it’s my thing (see portfolio if you like that too).  If an ND1000 filter isn’t stuck on the front of my lens, it’s probably an indication that the camera hasn’t yet come out of the bag. K&F Concept have kindly sent me one of their ND2-ND400 Variable ND Filters to try out, for me I’m using it on a 77mm thread to fit my Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens. So generally as I’m such a big fan […]

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Shutterspots No. 7: Salt’s Mill, Saltaire

[rl_gallery id=”17091″] Just on the outskirts of Bradford is the idyllic little town of Saltaire.  Saltaire was built in 1851 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading Yorkshire industrialist.   The name is a blend of the founder’s name and the name of the local river Aire that runs nearby. The town is picturesque and can be a source for some wonderful street photography opportunities. Photography Subjects Long exposure, water, sunrise, sunset, reflection, weir, flowing water, architecture, history, industrial, mills Key Locations […]

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London Architecture

This week I had the opportunity to spend a bit of time wandering around King’s Cross and St Pancras, as I whiled away a couple of hours waiting for the Grand Central train to carry me back home to Yorkshire. I’ve always had a strange fascination with London, the history, the energy, and the architecture.  There are more photography opportunities in London than there is time to possibly photograph them. So in the short time I had available to me […]

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K&F Concept Black Mist Filter Review

Black Mist Filter? What is it? What does it do?  I had all of these thoughts too. The K&F Concept Black Mist Filter is effectively a diffusion filter.  The filter is covered with minute particles which scatter the light, softening the image, with the aim of giving your images a more ethereal film quality. You can see from the final gallery image above, I’ve used a macro lens to show a more detailed view of the filter. I took the […]

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K&F Concept Specialist SA255C1 Carbon Tripod Review

I’ve been using the K&F Concept TM2515T DSLR Camera Tripod Monopod Kit 60inch for a few years now and it has served me well as a handy, portable tripod. Landscape photography is my bread and butter and I have a particular fondness for rivers and waterfalls for long exposure photography so a sturdy, rigid tripod is an essential piece of the camera gear. I’ve just received the brand new K&F Specialist SA255C1 67inch Carbon Professional Tripod Monopod with 360 Degree […]

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