This is my students End of Year show, do come and see it.
You can see some work at their website www.luminancekcc.co.uk
Of the 27 finishing, 9 are non-UK EU nationals, a similar percentage to previous years. They bring a wealth of cultural experience from their countries, inform and enhance the learning of the UK students and receive the benefits a London based photography course can offer. All this will be lost with Brexit, so please come and support them as this may be the last time we have such a multicultural group!
I am curating this show of former students at Kensington and Chelsea College. Do come, great work.
If you can’t make it, then the site is here.
This is for the photographers looking at this, but it doesn’t have a photograph! I don’t normally push products, but this one is brilliant and not really heard of in the UK.
When all lenses were manual focus, camera manufacturers introduced different aids for focussing, the most popular being split image. Once auto-focus arrived, these disappeared and plain screens with AF points are now normal.
I had misgivings over the accuracy of some of these in subjective terms – where did you focus to put something on the edge of a particular depth of field, in landscapes hyperfocal distance was a problem as AF chose infinity!
With my Nikon D600, I tried hard with my older AIS manual lenses to focus but it wasn’t easy and they are so sharp with a lovely colour rendition.
Then I read about a company Focussing Screen (in Taiwan) who adapt the bright K3 screen for the manual FM3a to fit a Nikon D600.
So, I bought one and it has just arrived. 10 minutes to fit it and, fantastic, I can use all my manual lenses accurately, control depth of field and hyperfocal distance all using a clean bright viewfinder with a SPLIT IMAGE centre.
So, photography friends, you will understand how useful this is, anyone else would have given up reading this earlier on!
Finally, the crowd control barriers used in previous years have gone and the elegant simplicity of the Streatham Hill festive tree offset by the picket fence (from Poundland) can now be seen, it brings warmth to my heart. Another picture of it? Yes, why not, and with the fairy lights on.
Only in Streatham Hill can you get a curry with your Christmas tree. Seasons Greetings to everyone.
A world so full of superheros, that sometimes you just pass on by.
Took my nerdling to London Comic Con, my only regret was just taking a compact camera, but I will know next time.
I suppose I don’t quite understand the need to stagger round with an enormous cardboard gun on the Docklands Light Railway, but I can’t knock the enthusiasm. Poor Batman, no Robin it seems.