Pre Christmas Offers

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Photofaculty has a couple of reduced price course coming up soon as a Pre-Christmas warmer.  These are exceptional value on our already keenly priced courses. Remember that all our courses can be booked and paid online directly by Credit card or Paypal:

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Another Nikon Zoom Lens Returned

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I recently bought a Nikon zoom lens from Wex -Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G VR ED AF-S DX since I wanted to do some landscapes. It has excellent reviews, but, Bad News – it had to go back. The wide end of the lens was blurred then very soft up to about 50mm then very sharp from 55mm to 85mm. Basically it was our opinion (2 experienced photographers) that the lens was faulty so we sent it back stating the fault. Unfortunately we did not get a refund on the return postage, or any explanation, because Wex decided it was just a …

ron smithAnother Nikon Zoom Lens Returned

Lou Smith Photography Exhibition

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Now is your chance to see some photos by Photofaculty tutor Lou Smith this weekend at APT Open Studio Show. Lou is showing a selection of photos from her skateboarders series as well as some recent paintings.  There is also a high resolution slideshow of over 60 recent  photographs by Lou, including the stunning  flower series.  You will find Lou’s studio on the second floor. The photo shown below is part of the exhibition …

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Filter Holders and Vignetting

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Getting ready for a two week photo-shoot in Devon I was putting some of the equipment together and found the ND graduated filters and holder which has been there for a while. Checking out reviews of these square filters you find that there are divergent opinions on the subject of vignetting at wide focal lengths (say 18mm) so here are a few thoughts having tried and got some strange results. First, the filters are fine plastic or glass (if you have the money). We have tried out Cokin and Hitech standard (not the pro versions). We found that Cokin made …

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Camera Batteries on our Workshops

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When you book a workshop with us we remind you to come with full batteries – here is the low-down why this is so important, since batteries running out during a workshop can be very embarrassing for you. Our outdoor courses are entirely practical so your camera is being used all the time for 4 hours. This means  it will  be switched on and you will be going torough the menus and other settings intensely in a way that you probably have never used it before. Consequently the drain on camera batteries in our courses is far more than you …

ron smithCamera Batteries on our Workshops