I have had a lot of nice postcards made from photographs of mine. There are six designs, all printed in full colour (even the black-and-white ones) onto good quality card, and sealed against smudging. Here are the images in the set (click on each image to enlarge it), but the matt-finish litho-prints look even better:
All but one of the designs can be used for your own messages; the black-and-white picture of the happy couple outside the church is a request-for-information for my services as a photographer. And there’s the catch: if you’d like some sets of the cards gratis all you have to do is tell some wedding-planning friends of yours—or any other people you know who’ll be in need of an event photographer—about me and put a card with my contact details into their hands.
Just email me and I’ll send you a free pack of cards.
Great pics – Where do you work? If I have friends interested in Manchester would you go that far?
Need a wedding photographer? Want some free postcards? Need a photographer for something else? Want to meet the Pootergeek in the flesh? Actually, possibly the best meeting of interests would be if you were female, lived somewhere in the South…
Probably won’t boost his desirability as a wedding photographer in the eyes of some, but this PooterGeek comment over at Daily Ablution cracked me up:
>Could it be that Jonathan Freedland is actually the World’s first one-Jew cabal—a sinister brotherhood of one, so frightening that those who dare to diss his book have themselves to hide behind pseudonyms?
I hope so, because it would mean that I can at last form my own one-man posse and hang out on street corners exchanging elaborate handshakes with myself and buying my own drugs.
How do you get the “reverse depth of field effect”, where the background is sharp but the foreground blurred? Do you have to open up the aperture, or close it?
One thing that you should always remember and I sometimes forget is that, when you open up the aperture (smaller f-numbers), the in-focus slice of the world you take extends further behind the point at which you focus than it does in front of it.
I’ve read that six times, and I’m still lost. Then again, it’s 5am and I’ve been drinking for 8 hours. I’ll try again in the morning/afternoon.
Okay, I’m sober(ish) now. Sorry ’bout that. Let’s have another go.
Yeah, I understand the concept of depth of field, as demonstrated with the gargoyle pictures. I’ve always managed to achieve this by opening up the aperture, which as I’m sure you know makes the subject sharp with the background blurred. But I’ve never managed to do it in reverse, where the foreground is blurred and the distant subject sharp. I guess it all depends on where you set your focus point.
I’ll have a go at a few shots this week, see if I can manage it.
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