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Daniel Firth

Macro Photography – Attempt 1

By on Jul 21, 2020 in Daniel Firth | 9 comments

I treated myself to a new macro lens last week. After doing a bit of research I decided to buy the Laowa 2:1 100mm f/2.8. They also do a 5:1 and you may have seen those funny looking ‘probe lenses’ that they do. Anyhoo, here are a few shots I got over the weekend: These are the shots, straight out of the camera. I don’t think they’re too bad...

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Photography Quiz #3
Daniel Firth

Photography Quiz #3

By on Apr 13, 2020 in Daniel Firth, Society News | 18 comments

In this quiz, you have 43 questions to answer in a rather generous 12 minutes! Thank you to those who have submitted questions to be added to this week’s quiz… if you thought my questions were hard, just wait until you read a few of these! I’ve padded it out with a few nicer questions that are more general knowledge than solely photography based....

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Photography Quiz #1
Daniel Firth

Photography Quiz #1

By on Mar 26, 2020 in Daniel Firth, Society News | 21 comments

Hello, everyone! Just a quick something to quench the boredom. Your challenge if you should choose to accept it is to answer 50 (pretty tough) questions on all things photography. You have only 10 minutes from when you click ‘start’, so no time to Google the answers! If you enjoy it or have any suggestions for improvement, let me know and I can do...

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Collodion Saga

By on Mar 8, 2020 in Daniel Firth | 4 comments

I fancied having a go with wet plate collodion. I’ve had a go previously making tintypes using the slightly easier dry plate gelatine process. But I’ve wanted to do wet plate for a while, so last week I ordered silver nitrate, pre-mixed collodion, developer, sodium thiosulphate and Sandarac varnish. The collodion process was invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott...

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