Photos

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Got my camera back at the weekend, and posted some photos from the holiday. This one is my favourite: See them all (30). Which reminds me, I was going to post my thoughts about Paignton Zoo and zoos in general. Must type that up..

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Picasa

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I discovered Picasa a while back, and since then I’ve been using it fairly regularly to control my photos (quite easy as I take so few these days). The greatest thing about Picasa is it’s price – completely free. Those nice people at Google bought out the company last year and whether you are now beginning to think that they are Microsoft-incarnate you can’t argue with that kind of price for a fairly sophisticated piece of software. It’s primary function, at first, is purely as an album. Point it at the folders where you store your photos and it’ll scan them, and keep an eye on them for new files, organising them by date (amongst other options). Once you get …

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Headshot

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We have some empty picture frames lying around, and we’d like to put some photos of our friends and family in them. This poses a slight problem though as we don’t have any photos that we like. I did a little research last night, and as we are getting together with our friends at the weekend it’s a great opportunity to practise taking “informal or candid portraits” or, as I prefer to call them, “taking 300 pictures of people when they aren’t looking”. The trouble is the minute you take your camera out everyone spots it and they all become very self-aware, rendering candidity a nonsense. About 15 years ago (oh my god, is it really…), when we (my family) …

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Photo

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Borrowed my Dad’s digital camera (for a trip in a Ferrari that has been postponed) and got snapping around the house. Outcome 1 – my first Mirror Project entry. More to follow soon. God, just think what I would be like if I had my OWN digital camera!

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