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talkphotography mega meet 2015

By on 7 June, 2015 in News, Photography

Another year another mega talkphotography mega meet. This is the second time I’ve attended the talkphotography mega meet. It is a great event, organised by and it takes place in Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. This year there were a good number of sessions cover couples, dogs, poses, birds of prey. In addition there were a fair few exhibits and some excellent catering. talkphotography mega meet 2015 photos Below is a selection of the photos that I took on the day. I’ve also had my film cameras with me, but those photos will have to wait until it is developed. mega meet 2015 mega meet 2015 – Couple posing session mega meet 2015 – Couple posing session, dealing with height difference. mega meet 2015 – Couple posing session...

Andrew and Jen wedding snapshots

By on 29 April, 2015 in News, Photography

These are my unofficial photos, my snapshots, of  Andrew and Jen’s wedding. It was a wonderful weekend at the Langdale Chase Hotel in Windermere. Please note that none of the photos are edited nor processed, they are just snapshots straight out of the camera. I will publish my selected photos soon. In order to see the photos full size, please do click on a photo and a carousel will display. Within it will also show the EXIF information for those interested. More importantly it will allow for a download of the full original version.     Paparazzi shots I was on the balcony of our room with my wife and notice the official photographer taking Andrew and Jen out onto the jetty for some shots in the ‘Golden Hour’. I quickly popped on my Olympus Zuiko 75-300mm lens and snapped away.   Andrew and Jen wedding And here are some further snaps taken during the...

The real Volkswagen Golf R

By on 18 January, 2015 in News, Photography, Reviews

The real Volkswagen Golf R. This post is an update and long-term ownership review of my Volkswagen Golf R. This is a long-term owner review of the Volkswagen Golf R. I’ve had this car for nearly 12 months, and driven it for 12,000 miles (nearly 20,000 Kilometres). Most reviews will show a pristine version of the Volkswagen Golf R, but hardly ever you’ll see one how it will look in every day use. Volkswagen Golf R For those who don’t know this vehicle, it is a 300Hp all wheel drive hyper hatchback made by Volkswagen. I took ownership of mine nearly a year ago and you can read my first impressions review here. Since its first release the press have unanimously raved about this vehicle. But what is it like from a real owner, someone who drives it every day, someone who has had to live with this car, and someone who has had to deal with its issues, repairs, quirks etc....

Je suis Charlie

By on 11 January, 2015 in News, Photography, Videography

Following the sad event in Paris this week, we couldn’t stay quiet. Sure satire can be edgy at times, but at no time does it justify killing innocent people. One may disagree, one may even decide to take offence, but we should not start killing each other. Je suis Charlie I wanted to show a number of covers of Charlie Hebdo, primarily to illustrate that there was no bias with this establishment, that everything was game. It was to provoke debate and improve as a society. Unfortunately some don’t seem to be able to handle this. Je suis Charlie. Charlie Hebdo Covers But who wants the English in Europe 100 Lashes if you are not dying of laughter. Pedophile bishops Must not mock Burqa ban The Koran does not stop bullets My president Share this:TweetLike this:Like...

HeartBleed Vulnerability This Blog And You

By on 9 April, 2014 in News

Researchers have uncovered an extremely critical vulnerability, heartbleed,  in recent version of OpenSSL, a technology that allows millions of Web sites to encrypt communications with visitors. Complicating matters further is the release of a simple exploit that can be used to steal usernames and passwords from vulnerable sites, as well as private keys that sites use to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data. Heartbleed The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to name the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the real content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users. This blog It is likely that a great...

.photography New Top Level Domain Names

By on 20 December, 2013 in Guides, News

.photography New Top Level Domain Names

Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 Leica DG Nocticron Confirmed for 2013

By on 2 August, 2013 in News

  Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 confirmed Panasonic has released a press statement which confirms the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2, a Leica DG Nocticron, is “commercialised” or in plain English; it will arrive this year. This is an exciting event and I will be seriously considering getting this lens. In fact I will hold off getting the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 Lens – in Black. Panasonic Press Release Panasonic Corporation has realized the LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 as a commercial product to achieve the fastest1 interchangeable lens under the Micro Four Thirds standard. Panasonic has already released interchangeable lenses meeting the high LEICA specifications, including the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm/F1.4 ASPH. and the LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. The name “NOCTICRON” was newly defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens as a new type...

Olympus PEN E-P5 Unboxing – Video

By on 25 July, 2013 in News, Photography, Reviews

Olympus PEN E-P5 Unboxing – Video

Olympus PEN E-P5 has arrived – packaging photos

By on 20 July, 2013 in News

Christmas has come early, albeit technically still late to arrive but hey ho and to the point, the Olympus PEN E-P5 has arrived. I pre-ordered mine back in May 2013 and now, nearly two months later, it has arrived. This post is just a quick news flash, a full review, unpacking videos etc will be created soon. And not to forget, many photographs from this Olympus PEN E-P5 will be shared. In the mean time, enjoy the looking at the box. Olympus PEN E-P5 Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Camera - Silver (16.1MP, Live MOS, M.Zuiko 17mm 1:1.8mm Lens, VF-4 Elelctronic Viewfinder) 3.0 inch Tiltable Touchscreen LCD Price Disclaimer Share this:TweetLike this:Like...

Olympus PEN E-P5 Review by What Digital Camera

By on 12 July, 2013 in News, Reviews

New review for the Olympus PEN E-P5! yes it is not my review, as I am still waiting for the delivery of my camera. However it is good to see a new review of the Olympus PEN E-P5 camera. I first heard about this PEN E-P5 back in May 2013, and thought it looked really nice. Now having handled one in a shop, I can’t wait until mine arrives. Olympus PEN E-P5 Dimensions   Why am I excited? Well look at it, fantastic retro small looks Build quality, I handled one at SRS Microsystems during a Olympus launch event Small size, best camera is the one you have on you Fast autofocus, most of my subjects move a lot. Landscapes are not my interest Handling, coming from a Nikon SLR the dual control wheels are in the perfect place You can find the What Digital Camera Review for the Olympus PEN E-P5 here. They have given it a solid 90% let down by its value for money.  Olympus PEN E-P5 I...

Wimbledon 2013 Ladies Semi Finals

By on 4 July, 2013 in News, Photography

Meet Nero our black Labrador Retriever puppy

By on 24 June, 2013 in News

Meet Nero Benson of Whipsnade, our gorgeous black Labrador Retriever puppy. Nero was born in May 2013 as the son to Parkhatch Maisey and Cerbora Red Rum of Leospring. Nero is a kind spirited Labrador pup out of a litter of six. Nero has four sisters and one brother, all being raised by Mum and Granny. It will go without saying that he will be featured as an ongoing popular model on this site.   Why did we pick Nero the black Labrador? Well lets just say Nero chose us. My eldest daughter, Isabella, was truly afraid of dogs. When a dog crossed her path, she would rather jump in a stream than enounter the dog, not that that would have helped with a Labrador of course. When we arrived at the breeder we were greeted by Nero’s mum, Parkhatch Maisey, and his grandmother, Get Away Girl. Both are the most gentle of dogs we have come across, and to my surprise Isabella...

Photo video and more

By on 23 June, 2013 in News

Oooia had its launch today. It has everything photo video and more. Oooia is an exciting website to show case some of my photography and videography. In addition I will be posting reviews of related photography and videography equipment and techniques. I’m not a professional, but try to do my best to keep it my posts as accessible and real as possible. I hope you enjoy my site, and do not hesitate to leave well-mannered comments behind. Enjoy reading and watching, Jean-Paul Share this:TweetLike this:Like...

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