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I ripped my Paramo jacket a few weeks ago and handed it in to Hilltrek in Aboyne for repair. I picked it up yesterday afternoon and, as the sun was shining and I had a couple of hours to spare, I thought that I’d have a wee walk in Glen Tanar. We don’t live that […]

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A month of iPhone photography

I’ve had a phone with a camera for more than 10 years but I have always thought of it as a device for quick family snaps and making records of things I want to remember. The camera on my previous phone (iPhone 5) was OK but I preferred to carry a compact camera (currently a […]

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A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a Danish company called Sleeklens, who asked if I would be interested in reviewing some of their Lightroom or Photoshop presets for landscape photographers. Sleeklens offer a photo editing service but it looks to me like they mainly focus on developing Lightroom and Photoshop workflows (presets and […]

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We are lucky to live close to the Deeside Way, a footpath and cycle track that runs from Aberdeen to Ballater. I walk there every week that I’m at home and I’ve photographed it in all seasons and weathers (there are some examples in my Deeside Way guide). I didn’t really think that anything different […]

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I’ve used Adobe Lightroom for several years for managing photographs and doing minor image manipulations – altering brightness, exposure and colours and fixing minor spots and blemishes. I’ve never used Photoshop but I recently signed up for Adobe’s Creative Cloud to get the latest version of Lightroom. This includes Photoshop so I downloaded it and […]

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Ever since the 1970s, I’ve carried a compact camera (then, a Rollei 35, which I still have) when I’ve been in the hills.  I have always been willing to accept the loss of flexibility and quality compared to a larger, heavier camera because of the low weight and bulk of a compact camera. I like […]

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Last October (2015), I wrote about my experience with my new Canon Powershot G7X compact camera, which I bought to replace my broken Sony RX-100. Primarily, this was a camera to take on walks, so I wanted a compromise between quality, durability, weight and size. I was pretty happy with the quality of photos from […]

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Falls of Feugh

We haven’t had much sunshine recently in NE Scotland but at last we had a fine day. Too nice to sit in programming so I went out for a wee dauner with my camera. The Falls of Feugh (pronounced Fewch), near Banchory, are a well-known beauty spot, where people go to watch leaping salmon,  close […]

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I was reading a blog post recently which reflected on why we take photographs and some of the problems of digital photography (Alex Roddie: The photos you’ll never look at again). This is something that I’ve been thinking about myself and I’m not sure that I’ve come to any definite conclusion. If and when I do, I’ll […]

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I love compact cameras. Having a camera that fits into a pocket means, for me, a camera that I can take out anytime, whatever the weather. They don’t swing on a strap on your shoulder and get in the way and they are light enough to carry even if the weather is very unpromising for […]

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