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3rd September 2011 Tin Man Self Portrait

Despite all the lovely modern technology available today, sometimes the old imperfect images of long ago cause me to stop and think, why?, maybe because they were handcrafted and unique. I am drawn to tintype photographs and so I have attempted to recreate one here using a modern camera and photoshop. Do I think I […]

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Dean Ecossade What is the difference between wet and dry plate, sorry dont understand

Paul Copsey Hi Dean, the wet plate process means you make the plate sensitive to light and then you need to expose the plate to light and develop it before the chemicals fully dry out. This means your dark room needs to be near your subject. The dry plate, which later became film as we know it, means it can be make it in a factory and use it many weeks or months later and then be developed at leisure.

JJ Images Spot on post. Always good to know a bit of history being the photos we take today

ksharews Love your self portrait photo here

Stella very clever . Thanks!

2nd September 2011 Great Fire of London

Today is the anniversary of the Great Fire of London in 1666. The fire consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul’s Cathedral 70,000 homes of the City’s 80,000 inhabitants The death toll from the fire remains a mystery as only six verified deaths were recorded (6 Rich people of course). But of all the […]

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iteddyVes LOL good point Paul, Yes they got away with it in 1666 but it would not be politically correct today to burn down a city and release all that carbon !!!!

Dick Pypepoody Бежать впереди истории гораздо интереснее, чем описывать ее.

Paul Copsey Agreed Dick, I am doing my own thing in this blog and am not replicating/describing what other photographers are doing.

priolomeree Dont you think Paul that maybe no photos exist because film has not been invented till about the 1870’s ??

Paul Copsey Ahh you just making excuses for them now ,,,, :-)

Coulombe Hartness Hello there, You have explained this very welland I am going try it out. Cheers!

1st September 2011 Spring is Here

Spring is here! or at least it is where I live which is Brisbane in Australia, so happy first day of (southern hemisphere) spring. Today’s photo is an abstract view of the season of spring which needs the pun to be pardoned. Spring is here and that means

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Sanantonio Wedding Photographer LOL excellent!

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Black Widow Darts I just wanted to say this really is an awesome photo blog, thanks with the post!

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Armand Where is the facebook like link ?

Paul Copsey Hi Armand, I dont have a facebook page for this blog but for now please feel free to like my studio at

Matt Cutting Awsome post, Im now one of your feed followers

Scharer Ritchotte It’s actually a nice capture. Please stay us up to date like this as i would like to see a photo every day. Thanks for sharing.

taobao33 this post is fantastic haha i’m bookmarking your blog man

Roesing Definitely, happy spring and I like the background, very spring like

Wednesday 31st August 2011 RIP Diana

Fourteen years ago to this day, Princess Diana lost her life in a car crash in Paris.  The world mourned this loss like no other. Her beauty was adored by

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Kris Could not have said better myself. Love Marios work too

David Avery RIP Diana x

Solar Hot Water Brisbane Hello Paul! I want to say that this post is excellent, great writing about Dianas portraits, more posts like this please :-)

tontek65 awesome photo representing Diana, thanks

facebookpoker 14 years ago and it seams like just yesterday

x pole Cool pic. Cheers!

Braun I like the photographic information you supply on your articles. I will bookmark your blog and take a look at again right here regularly. Good luck for the next!

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Tuesday 30th August 2011 Baby Portraits

Took countless photos of this lovely three week old baby and this is the one that makes me smile. Of course its up to her Mum and Dad what goes on their wall and I am not thinking for one moment it will be this one, but its like the baby is saying “ok I […]

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Melinda Schwenke I would be proud to have it on my wall, if the baby was mine that is!

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Edwardsons quirky is what i would call this baby photo. bravo for quirky

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xiaorr456 Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, regards .

Monday 29th August 2011 Sunset Portraits

After a week of London style weather it was nice to welcome a  good old Queensland Sunny day …. and with it too came a dramatic sunset. I do love my

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Merri Egizi Like the feel of this, you have captured the mood well (I am a designer so feel qualified to say :-))

Paul Copsey Thank you Merri !!!

computer repairs gold coast Love this sunset pic, you simply won a new reader.

Greg Dries Hi Paul

Good seeing you as well, beautiful images….. love the warmth of the images ….cheers greg

Paul Copsey Thanks Greg, see you at Shorncliffe again no doubt soon. All the best for now Paul

Helen Marsh Wow Paul…what an awesome image! Captured the sunset & clouds perfectly. Love it!

Ethanael I came, I read this aritcle, I conquered.

Yancy Heck of a job there,

Sunday 28th August 2011 Now and Then

Took a photo of the kids today and compared it to the same photo I took only 2 years ago. Just goes to show how

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Peter Lovely record of how your girls are growing Paul. Havnt seen you lately at bcg, must catch up soon.

Paul Copsey Thanks Peter and yes sorry been busy taking photos :-) but hope to attend next digi meet Cheers Paul

Marion How amazing!! You would hardly think they are the same two girls…
Imagine what they will be like in another 10 years!! You will be beating the boys away with sticks! Or you will have migrated to Antarctica or some other equally remote, unpopulated spot….

Paul Copsey Thanks Marion. I have tolf them already that the proper age for boyfriends is 35 !!!! See you soon PP

Wideofilmowanie I discovered your blog and love you unique down to earth approach. I have subscribed to your RSS feed. Looking forward to reading more from you later on!…

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TS Images Now and Then … what I cool idea

Saturday 27th August 2011 Fun in The Rain

Wow what a day, Rain, Rain and more Rain so enough to make you feel miserable right? Well wrong ! Here is my photo of the day and shows our wonderful bride and groom today having

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Art It is really a nice. Thank you for sharing.

Sanantonio Wedding Photographer Great photo showing fun. Can I ask? It does not look to me that this photo needs to be photoshopped so are you going to leave it as is?

Paul Copsey Thanks! i will see how I feel when ths wedding gets to post production but maybe the only thing i may change is the yellow boat light in the background whcih i might make the same background colour to blend it in.

Ryan Brenizer — NYC Wedding Photographer Hi Paul agree its a lovely unique image, you dont mind showing photos straight from the camera then?

Paul Copsey Hi Ryan, Yes i dont mind, infact I do it all the time. Our brides and grooms pick their (untouched) Favs from all the pictures we take on their day and then I will visit each image to see what magic we will perform. The photos are only fully worked when we go to print either in the album or wall print. Hope you are missing the Hurricane, stay safe! Paul

Helen Marsh This pic tells a beautiful story!!

FH looks like great fun, great pic too

Loradae enjoyable read and fun pic

Emeline Super excited to see more of your wedding photos

Friday 26th August 2011 Light Through the Dark

Spent all of today with clients or in front of the computer so come 4.00pm my trigger finger was eagerly looking for a shutter release button. I walked down to the water

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Peter Hi Paul, i thought you went out when the sky turned black?

Paul Copsey Hi Peter, yes the sky had just turned black to my eye but the camera can still pick up some colour with a very slow shutter speed (3.5 seconds for this photo). It also helps to point the camera more or less in the direction of where the sun set and also light pollution from the town helps.

Elizabeth A We had a similar sky to this in North Wales last night….it was a definite blue/black colour. It was even more spectacular when a double rainbow appeared!

Peter Ok thanks paul but did you photoshop any colours in, or saturate colours?

Paul Copsey No photoshop changes what so ever, well apart from straight conversion from RAW to web quality JPG. The ground colour has a green tint and this is from the sodium street lights. If I finished this photo to make print ready then I would darken the ground a little, darken the tree trunk and maybe remove power lines but no time right now as just getting ready to photograph a wedding. Hope camera club is going well. All the best Paul

Paul Copsey Wow sounds lovely Liz. There is nothing better than God’s creations :-)

Peter Very impressive that this is stright from the camera paul. Can you provide the Tech EXIF data please?

Paul Copsey Canon G11 on carbon tripod (yes only carbon will do as I am not a Russian Shotputter)
f/3.5 – Shame the G11 lens is not f/2.8 throughout or I would have used it
3.5 secs shutter speed – i just guessed this and was pretty much ok
ISO 100
Camera on timer as I have no cable – wonder if you can but a shutter release cable for the G11??
Wait for a gap in the cars as their headlights would have caused overexposure
Most off all, wait for the correct time to take this photo – about 35 mins after sunset this time of year in Brisbane

Thursday 25th August 2011 A Photo for The Elders in Mapoon

Today I took some photographs of a very old button for Mary-Jean who is a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland.

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Peter Paul, Just curious, what camera did you use or this Macro? Peter

Paul Copsey Hi Peter, I used a Canon G11 which has a lovely shallow DoF (depth of Field). The issue was more the lighting in order to see the inscriptions. Broad light was not good and in the end I used window light at a 45 degree angle. Rgds Paul

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