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John Dadley

Restoration of Old or Damaged Photographs:

By on Jun 10, 2020 in John Dadley | 1 comment

  Back in the days, when people would carry a picture of a loved one around in their wallet or purse it would often be taken out to show other friends and family. Over the years all this handling would take its toll on the paper image. In some cases, no matter how poor the quality of the original image, it would be cherished to a point that when damage did occur,...

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Procrastination = The Art of Keeping Up with Yesterday.

By on Jun 6, 2020 in John Dadley | 1 comment

Over the past few days whilst out on my daily walk, I have been keeping an eye on some of the hedgerow flora that I wanted to include in my Field Studio project. I had spotted a number of different plants that I thought needed to develop a bit more to get into pristine condition for me to shoot. Well… this morning as I went out to check progress, I found to my...

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Planning A Big Shoot?

By on Jun 3, 2020 in John Dadley | 4 comments

If you’re planning to carry out a big and important shoot, there are two rules you should apply to ensure that all goes well Rule One: Get yourself a strong team of knowledgeable and trustworthy people to assist. Rule Two: Don’t let them relax for too...

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Together We Stand, Divide We Fall.

By on Jun 2, 2020 in John Dadley | 4 comments

I’m sure we all have a number of images that by themselves don’t make the final cut, especially when it comes to competitions. They are all taken with the best intention but they just haven’t got what it takes to please a judge. So what do we do with them? Well, for me, now and again, when I’ve got time on my hands, I go through them  and make up montages and the...

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Colour Transects

By on May 20, 2020 in John Dadley | 0 comments

Colour Transects The images attached are examples of an idea I saw a few years ago by photographer and author Niall Benvie.  So, what’s it all about?  His explanation is, I quote, “There are two main ideas behind Colour Transect images.  Firstly, they draw the viewer’s attention to the diversity of colours present in a scene – often much greater than they...

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