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Rules of Photography…

Ever spent time reading a photographic technique book? Or browsed through a forum looking for tips? We have and one thing stands out out the rules. Rules for composition, rules for exposure, rules for everything. Everyone providing the advice wants us to follow them. And if we did that, it would be a very bland

Getting published – Surbiton Good Life & The Telegraph

So, I got published. I didn’t plan to, it just kind of happened. I had been out taking photographs around our local town, Surbiton, when I struck up a conversation with someone else who had been enjoying the unexpected wildlife. It turned out they run the Surbiton Wildlife Group and long story short, I ended up providing one of our images

In search of inspiration & a problem with photo sharing sites

Flickr. 500px. Instagram. Facebook. Most photographers we know have dipped their toes into them, in a vague effort to promote their photography. Both of us have Flickr accounts, but they mainly serve to act as a platform to share photos onto the forums we inhabit. We haven’t ever used it much beyond that and our experience

Tokina 17mm AT-X AF F3.5 Aspherical Wide Prime Lens

After upgrading from a crop sensor to a full frame sensor we were in the hunt for a new wide angle lens, and having blown our budget we started to look for a bargain. Enter the Tokina 17mm AT-X f/3.5 prime lens. Our go to lens for many years was a Tokina 11-16 AT-X Pro, as it was perfectly

Abandoning the Tripod – A note on using high ISO

High ISO. Noise. Grain. These are all words that are thrown about photography forums all over the net, and within magazines. There seems to be a crusade to banish any noise from our photos and achieve a silky smooth finish to our photographs. Perversely, actual film grain has become stylish, sexy and cool and the hipsters

Photography – The luck of being there

From our own personal experiences, the skill of photography can be broken down into the following: 1. 10% having the right equipment, 2. 10% knowing what you are doing, and, 3. 80% being in the right place, at the right time. In the past we have spent hours planning photography trips, only to fall at the

Portfolio: Peeling Paint

As most of you may already know, we indulge in a little hobby called Urban Exploration. We aren’t going to go into the details of why you’ll find us on the wrong side of a fence, our main blog covers that. For anyone that carries a camera, a derelict building can offer a tremendous amount of

Hello – a new photography subsection for you

For the last 9 years of operating TheTimeChamber has always had a photography section glued to side of it. We haven’t ever done much with it, other than sling up a random selection of photographs that we are pleased with. When we switched  the website over to running on WordPress, we added a few tutorials and musings and