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Mark Hood
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I love the idea! Features on up and coming photographers, some photo-lit stuff in more depth (like you're doing on the website lately), viewer's projects... all sounds very exciting!

How about also some tutorial features - darkroom techniques would be an obvious one, given recent videos... but composition, lighting, printing, hanging, book making... the list is endless!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, and hopefully being a part of it too!
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I got this book as a 'Secret Santa' gift... absolutely enormous book, full of useful inspiration & a great way to see how the experts picked their 'best' images. That's something I've always struggled with! 
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Absolutely fascinating - the costumes fade into insignificance next to Deborah's passion though! You should get a long interview with her some time, I could listen for hours. If someone has that much enthusiasm for a subject it can draw me in whether I enjoy the subject matter or not.

I am sorry I missed the show when it was in London, though.
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Ted, do you use a light-meter for video? I would assume so, it doesn't seem your style to just eyeball it :)
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Loving the new format - much more polished, the extra time you're spending is definitely showing! The content is as interesting as ever, too!
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I got two versions of this from Google - the other had bad sound, so this is a lot better. (I posted some of this on the other vid, sorry about that - I guess you removed it).

If someone clicks the link to the live show before the event starts, it does give you a countdown to the start time... so if you're not sure when it'll be in your timezone then that might help.

Looking forward to this!
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Looks good! I have a crystal ball too, I've not taken it out for shooting yet, but I've done a couple of tests with it... You've inspired me to get moving on that!
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The Silver Swan at Bowes Museum... a clockwork automaton dating from 1773!
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Fantastic video - and that wet-plate development process is just magical! 
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Sounds awesome, Ted - really looking forward to seeing what you come up with! The production values continue to improve, so I'm sure i'll be gorgeous...
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I've backed them - at the time of writing, 24 hours after they start and they've broken $100,000! Film Nerds Unite...
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I have a Lubitel 2, old Soviet TLR - it's a lot of fun, but really makes you take your time. Of course, that's no bad thing!
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Hi Mark,

I used to have one of those Lubitels. It was certainly great fun to use. The thing I like about TLRs is the slightly different point of view you get (always looking slightly upwards).

I hope you have fun with the Lubitel!
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Engineer & Photographer
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  • Comverse Technology
    Technical Lead, 1999 - present
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Bristol - Woking - Aachen - Madrid - Duesseldorf - Reykjavik - Hong Kong
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Photographer and engineer
Introduction
Living in Woking, taking interesting pictures, and working altogether too hard. Not necessarily in that order.

I have a fascination with the unseen or barely-seen world around us, and the tales we tell each other to make sense of it. As such, many of the photographs you find here will be of a fantastical nature, inspired by myths and legends as well as some well-known works of more modern fantasy fiction. 

There are also some more 'down-to-earth' but equally beautiful images if flights of fancy aren't your cup of tea - but I hope you'll spend a while browsing.
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Improving my photography by the radical tactic of doing it more often.
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  • University of Bristol
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 1991 - 1994
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