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Keith Cooper
Works at Northlight Images - Commercial photographer. Photography articles, reviews, rumours, colour management, printing and the business of photography
Lives in Leicester
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Plasma cutter - cuts out patterns in sheet steel like it was paper :-)

This was being tested whilst I was recently photographing a new factory

+Techno Tuesday curated by  +Andrew Gregor #technotuesday

+HQSP Motion curated by  +Anja Wessels +Sean McLean #hqspmotion
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Love those flatbed plasma cutters! It's great fun using the hand held ones too...
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I'm up in Scotland doing some training for a client (product photography) This pleasant view down the Clyde is near where we're staying.
Just the view I wanted after a day in the studio!
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Just the view give peace
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Superb images
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LOL! +Karen Cooper 
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A few years ago I flew from the UK to San Francisco and drove up the coast. This is the first beach I stopped at. Fortunately the weather became a lot more changeable - this is not really the sort of sky or sea I'm looking for, for my B&W photos ;-)

+AllThingsBlue curated by  +Josef Ehrlich #AllThingsBlue 

+California Dreamin'  curated by  +andi rivarola #californiadreamin
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I've just finished writing up longish reviews of two Museo papers that are now available in the UK (and Europe) via Canon (Oce)

The reviews contain quite a bit of extra info about profiling and linearisation.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/paper/museo-silver-rag.html

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/paper/museo-max.html

One of the reasons I take such care, is that with images such as these rocks (Brookings, Oregon) the whole image works for me through careful choices of tonality, to enhance the feeling of depth. 

Linearising my monochrome printing means that detail anywhere in the image (from shadows to highlights) doesn't get lost.

Both papers are good for monochrome work, with a warmish white (no OBA's) and a solid cotton rag base.

Sometimes an image works well on a matte paper, sometimes the higher contrast of the lustre finish helps. Colour images tend to look better on the lustre finish (it has a wider colour gamut) but once again it depends on the actual image and where/how you are showing it.

+#PacificNWfriday curated by  +Bob Harbison #PacificNWFriday

+HQSP Monochrome curated by  +Anja Wessels +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco S. +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова #hqspmonochrome
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Picture…YES…Cliffs…Light…Contrast…Atmosphere…) + COMPOSITION...
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Canon in Hong Kong post a cryptic teaser for a product launch on Thursday.

New floppy lens hood anyone?

A quote with it says:
"Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects."

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html
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A flash for EOS-M has been suggested - this might explain an announcement in the far east.
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Two slides from a recent presentation by the organisers of Photokina showing the changes in camera sales and how we all take photos.

via http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html
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A gull, with the Pacific behind it
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Big one..
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Both papers work very well for monochrome printing, but do note the need for linearisation, for the Silver Rag
 
I've just finished writing up longish reviews of two Museo papers that are now available in the UK (and Europe) via Canon (Oce)

The reviews contain quite a bit of extra info about profiling and linearisation.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/paper/museo-silver-rag.html

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/paper/museo-max.html

One of the reasons I take such care, is that with images such as these rocks (Brookings, Oregon) the whole image works for me through careful choices of tonality, to enhance the feeling of depth. 

Linearising my monochrome printing means that detail anywhere in the image (from shadows to highlights) doesn't get lost.

Both papers are good for monochrome work, with a warmish white (no OBA's) and a solid cotton rag base.

Sometimes an image works well on a matte paper, sometimes the higher contrast of the lustre finish helps. Colour images tend to look better on the lustre finish (it has a wider colour gamut) but once again it depends on the actual image and where/how you are showing it.

+#PacificNWfriday curated by  +Bob Harbison #PacificNWFriday

+HQSP Monochrome curated by  +Anja Wessels +Joy mum +Luis Vivanco S. +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова #hqspmonochrome
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A second shot with the manual focus Zuiko 50/1.2 at f/1.2 on a 100D.

At this distance, f/1.2 really does give a razor thin DOF - lovely out of focus areas, but you have to decide what few parts of he image will be sharp.
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+Keith Cooper  . Just amzaing..
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My G+ Policies:

If you have circled me and want me to add you to my circles (and I don't actually know you), the best way to catch my interest is to make comments on my postings. (I have so many people adding me that I have not got time to go through everyone)
1. Please be using a real name or a professional name (I rarely talk to 'brands' ;-)
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3, It's important to have made some public postings (more reasons I might want to add you)
4. Don't add me to try and market to me.

I'm a professional commercial photographer based in Leicester in the UK. That's me in my garden, in the top left. Photo courtesy of Karen, my wife :-)

I'm here to share my experiences and learn from what others have to say

I also link to posts here from my articles and reviews. The Northlight images web site is part of my mission to help more people get more out of their photography - although it's got a lot of more technical stuff, the emphasis is always on getting better looking photos and prints as the end result.

This is where I'll also discus items from the rumour pages on the Northlight site - it's the longest running camera and printer rumour source, and although I'd rather be known for my photography, I know that tens of thousands visit the pages each week.

It's only this century I really took up photography I'm an ex geologist/electronics engineer/Human factors consultant. I've done a lot of stuff :-)

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Eizo ColorEdge CX240 review
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Review of the eizo coloredge cx 240 24" lcd monitor, and colornavigator software

DigiPod
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The “Digipod” is simply a digital 35mm film cartridge, that once adjusted, will fit most still SLR cameras

First Proof That Infinitely Many Prime Numbers Come in Pairs: Scientific...
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A U.S. mathematician claims a breakthrough toward solving a centuries-old problem

Handmade to measure bridal jewellery for your wedding
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SilverTree jewellery design bridal collection producing handmade to measure bridal jewellery fitting smallest bridesmaid or plus size bride.

Nikon D800 DSLR
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Collection of info and links about the Nikon D800 DSLR

Landscape Photography
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Landscape Photography - From Sea to Shining Sea & Mountains Too !!

Mp-e65 | Keith's Photography Stuff
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Keith Coopers Photography Blog. Articles. Articles Index · Image processing · Colour management · Photography Business · Photography Technical ...

Close up macro – the Canon MP-E65 lens | Keith's Photography Stuff
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Keith Coopers Photography Blog. Articles. Articles Index · Image processing · Colour management · Photography Business · Photography Technical ...

Canon and Epson rumours
www.northlight-images.co.uk - written by Keith Cooper

Rumours of new cameras and printers from Canon and Epson. Includes product info. after release

Bing spammed my blog?
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I seriously doubt Microsoft is comment spamming random blogs. Can anyone suggest why someone in Russia would be backlinking Bing? Moderate C