Zone8

Lives in Spain Inland Andalucia, North Malaga region, Spain
Works as a Photographer/Consultant BSL Allen HonFZPS,AHFAP
Joined on Nov 9, 2001
About me:

Our website (see HomePage link) gives useful info about the Zone 8 Photo Society. Articles on the main website (http://www.photosnowdonia.co.uk) are only occasionally updated because the Society Members have their own Forum website, with lots of Technical Information Leaflets (printable) on a wide range of topics, constantly updated and with new additions, which together with their Newsletter and Free Advice Service, provides a unique source of information on a wide range of photographic and computing topics.
Equipment: Sigma SD9 (since day one) still working fine, SD10 and SD14 now joined with later SD1M. Kodak DCS14n (full-frame, used for specific work). Also still have 5x4 and 6x9 film cameras, etc.

Zone8's recent activity

  • Didn't you really mean "ART with a capital F"?
  • Replied in a b/w portrait
    That sure shows some life experiences Steve.  More like an Ordnance Survey map of life.
  • Basically, you pays your money and takes your choice.  My son has always used Macs - I have always used PCs.  We both work to the highest standards, so nothing between them in that respect.  You ...
  • ... there are a number of good "recoverers" - just google search and check the feedback!  I'm not going to give specific sources as I have no idea where in the World you live. And - smack your ...
  • I don't know where in the World you live so cannot give specific links but would suggest you try the Fabriano range as do some very nice textured watercolour papers.  You can then search for ...
  • Replied in I agree!
    The problem is far too many think they can get everything for free on the Internet. Like you I have posted, over many years, to help as much as possible but on occasions, others (usually anonymous ...
  • Manual everything has always been my choice.  I like to ensure what I capture is what I WANT to capture.  Manual Focusing, coupled to aperture choice, enables fast working because one simply works ...
  • The SD9 (and later SD10 and SD14) produce image files that enable printing to match what I could achieve with (Mainly B+W as that's my main interest) my former 35mm. 6x6, 6x9 and 5x4 - plus at ...
  • It is actually far better to learn how to properly use any camera.  Not difficult and means one has full control and can predict the actual outcome, before the shutter is tripped.
  • Thanks for posting. Interesting to view the "start" of the phenomenon to become known as Marilyn. Certainly a sad end to a young life that became the equally sad and strange outcome. Perhaps one ...
  • Replied in Nope!
    I only entered the digital camera world when the Sigma SD9 appeared - because it exhibited all the qualities I wanted - meaning film-like image quality.  I was at that time already advanced as ...
  • Replied in Why not ....
    ... read the article linked in my Signature - it's free and covers everything you need.  Have used this method to clear for many different Epson models for clients.  Simple, effective and ...
  • Used similar setup years ago and produced quite good end results, at least capable of making reasonable prints of about 8" longest side.  If you have the projector, say, 15 degrees one side and ...
  • The article linked in my signature - covers the Epson 6-ink printers - mine being the 1400 and 1500 (also refers to the 1410, 1430) which technique produces top quality B+W plus still leaves the ...
  • Not at all. I have been running a 1400 for many years with pigment inks and now have also the 1500 with pigment inks from http://www.octoink.co.uk of the Image Specialists brand (obviously, other ...
  • Replied in Waste Ink info
    Hi.  I assume from looking at your profile (as you don't show where in the World you live) that the France bit in username could be your Country of residence?  If you live in the USA, you can get ...
  • You should NEVER just click to SAVE . ALWAYS use Save As and change the file name - even by simply adding say a letter or number before the dot.  Saving always overwrites the original or "being ...
  • Basically, with the right cutter, the answer is "YES". However, the cost of the cutter (not cheap for that task) needs to be carefully weighed against how often it is likely to be required for such ...
  • ... would be the camera could be in the shade and the subject in the sun.  Just one simple failure methinks.
  • Only a brief helpful comment.  Taking photos when daylight has totally gone is not the best route to success.  In general, it is far better to take photos at dusk, where there is sufficient ...
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