Author Archives: James Allan

Olympus Trip35 and Metz Mecablitz 38CT3 Flash Unit

Olympus Trip35 and Metz Mecablitz 38CT3 Flash Unit – a perfect match. By Ray Goulter When I wrote about the Olympus Trip35 back in Camera Clips November 2018, I stated the following: “The Metz 38 CT3 is also a gem … Continue reading

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In the Loft Yesterday. Mark Pedlar

Lofts are marvellous places – rarely visited but frequently containing hidden treasures waiting to be rediscovered. It happened yesterday. I’d been in the loft looking for childhood possessions of an adult son. A wave of nostalgia having prompted a request … Continue reading

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Top Images 2020

This article is not about winners. It’s about the best images of everyone who entered the 2020 Annual competition. You know I have always felt uneasy that we celebrate just a handful of images at the end of the year. … Continue reading

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October 2020 Camera Clips

The banner this week is a montage of what I considered were the great character portraits from the recent competition. The Authors were, Frances Allan (1&3), Shiela Gatehouse (2&4), Helen Whitford (5) and Steve Wallace (6). I chose these images … Continue reading

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Problem of the week

Have you ever taken a photo and looked at the view finder and thought “what is wrong with that shot?” I thought I’d done everything right. So what do you think? It helps to take a step back and ask, … Continue reading

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Antarctica 2020 – Mark Pedlar

What does the holiday of a lifetime look like? – Like this! 26th Feb. Jenny and I flew to Santiago, Chile for a few days with friends before going south to Ushuaia at the bottom end of Argentina.  Ushuaia is … Continue reading

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Paiwalla Wetland – James Allan

It was 2014, a few years ago, when I was introduced to the joys of Paiwalla Wetland by my friend and bird photographer Les Peters. The former dairy farm between Murray Bridge and Mannum has been returned to wetland swamps … Continue reading

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Answer to the Problem of the Week

This is the photograph that I had intended to take. (Sorry I just noticed a little bit of border added with a hard edged vignette). The frog is sharp and well lit. The window is dark. The answer to the … Continue reading

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COLLECTORS’ CORNER – THE KODAK “BABY BROWNIE” CAMERA

By Ray Goulter The “Baby Brownie”, unlike it’s big brother the ubiquitous Box Brownie, is a relatively uncommon film camera of simple operation. It’s a diminutive camera measuring 78mm wide, 66mm high and 72mm front to rear, constructed of Bakelite. … Continue reading

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The August 2020 edition – wind, letters and Numbers.

Yes both the wind power, and the letters and number competitions took place in the last month.  The Banner above comes from the wind powered competition.  In this edition of camera clips we also have a write up of Howard … Continue reading

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