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New Website!

July 3, 2014

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I now have a new website at John Hooton. This new website has full screen gallery slideshows of several categories, some new reviews, many recipes, news of my books, and of course this blog! There is masses of new content, interaction, and the design is top notch. Check it out! Oh yes… and be the […]

iPhone Power App

September 22, 2013

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I make no apologies for what may seem like an iPhone plug, but the fact is that the only camera many people own is the one included in their mobile phone. Acknowledging that reality, it won’t do any harm to point them towards software and techniques that can improve their experience with these cameras. I […]

Quality Control (Part 2)

August 20, 2012

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When you don’t want to make any major overhauls to a picture, such as moving granny ten paces to the left, this is all you need.

Quality Control (Part 1)

March 28, 2012

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What many new photographers and quite a few not so new photographers probably do not realise, is that in the old days of black and white photography, half the work of the photographer was done in the darkroom, usually by his assistant. I don’t mean just run of the mill processing, but skilful manipulation of […]

Let Daylight Be Your New Best Friend!

July 19, 2011

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"Amazing lighting quality, how did you get that?" "Daylight"; came the simple reply.

How To Photograph A Wedding

May 13, 2011

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"So your friend has asked you to do the wedding photos. You are a pretty good photographer, but the responsibility is niggling you and quite frankly, you don’t quite know where to start. Worry not my friend and read on..."

How Not To Photograph A Wedding

June 20, 2010

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"Now this wedding photography firm was a factory. I never actually set foot in the place so I can’t tell you what the premises were like. Noisy, sparse, stinking of hypo crystals and full of busy cockney accents I would guess. That’s how I used to imagine it anyway."