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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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Shutterspots No. 6: Brighouse Weir and Sugden’s Mill

[rl_gallery id=”16940″] Staying very local for this shutterspot.  My local town, Brighouse.  It hosts the distinctive towers of Sugden’s Mill which in recent years have been purchased by the Rokt Climbing Gym.  The main Mill building backs on to the River Calder beside a weir.  At full flow, the weir is an impressive site. Photography Subjects Long exposure, water, sunrise, sunset, reflection, weir, flowing water Key Locations See the google map below for my points for nearby parking and for […]

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Chiaroscuro and Architecture

I’ve always held a deep fascination with Black and White / Monochrome photography.  Something happens when a photograph is presented as black and white, without the distractions and emotional ties of colour. Monochrome works exceptionally well in portraiture, drawing the viewer in, letting them see the subject clearly.  I find that the same can be said for architectural photography. Remove the colour from urban and architectural photography and you gain an unobstructed view of the myriad angles and shapes. The […]

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K&F Concept Magnetic Filter Set Review

  It’s Sunday morning, it’s February, and I’m standing in a river in Yorkshire. Why? Yes, it’s a good question but thankfully with a well reasoned answer. I’m out testing the new K&F Concept Magnetic Filter Set. Ever since I first heard word of this product a few months ago, I was to put it mildly, pretty excited. Last week, a knock at the door, and the set was in my hands. I have been a fan of the K&F […]

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