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The photo album section of this site is an excuse to show off some of my photography and contains a collection of my travel photography taken over the past 25 years.

I hope the following information will be useful for new photographers who just want some ideas and tips on how to enjoy photography without it becoming a burden.

The equipment is relatively simple and the techniques used are straightforward and easy to learn. I hope it will show some of you aspiring photographers who may find the whole thing a bit daunting that travel photography, particularly in the sunshine of a Mediterranean or Caribbean holiday does not necessarily require complicated or heavy equipment.


Scanning Details

All pictures have been scanned from 35mm transparencies (slides) unless otherwise stated. The scanner is an Olympus ES-10 film scanner which I purchased from Jessops in Manchester, taking advantage of their 1/2 price offer. (£199.00)

For the web pages, the scanner was set at 72dpi and the image size at 6"x4" for the enlarged versions and 1.75"x 1.125" for the thumbnails. The scanner will produce an excellent 11Mb file using its maximum optical resolution of 1750dpi, which allows a 8"x6" picture to be printed at 300dpi.


I hope you enjoy the pictures and pick up some ideas. If so, please send me an e-mail with your comments.


Equipment Used

I use Olympus equipment, all quite old now but still working perfectly. My OM4 was purchased in 1986 and my system comprises lenses as follows:

Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Zuiko 24mm f2.8, Tamron 28-70 zoom, Tamron 80-210 zoom, Olympus T32 flashgun, UV & polarizing filters.

Olympus Trip 35, 1978 vintage with UV filter. More of the travel pictures were taken with this than the OM4. You can only tell the difference if the shots are wide angle or telephoto as the quality of the Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens on the Trip is superb.

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The trusty Olympus Trip 35


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