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Challenging Times

By |2020-04-19T13:49:59+01:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

seagulls fly in front of the huge sea defence wall at Sheringham in Norfolk, UK
Sheringham Sea Defence Wall, 2007

The last few weeks have seen massive changes in the way that we live and go about our lives. Day to day things that we take for granted suddenly gain importance that we tend to take for granted. A walk in the park with the dog now takes on a new importance that it previously lacked. Hopefully, we all might be able to appreciate the smaller things more when the COVID-19 situation is finally resolved.

Funny how small things are regarded as small until they start missing from our lives.

The photograph copying, retouching and repair service is still open for business due to its built-in social distancing. Orders via digital delivery or postal delivery are still being accepted. Many of the other photography services are, however, on hold until the situation improves. Enquiries and job queries are, as usual, always welcome and can be sent to [email protected]

Daily Instagram Updates

The Instagram account has seen quite a bit of activity over the last couple of weeks with a new photograph being posted every day or so. Currently, the theme is Islay with new and previously unseen images from September 2019 getting a remix. Over the coming weeks, the theme will also include photography from some old ‘classic’ projects that I’ll talk about and provide some background.

The final part of the Instagram updates is the daily ‘stories’ update that features an image from the walk I take with Luna each day along a path next to the River Derwent. The river acts as the border between County Durham and Northumberland. It’s a bit of a photo challenge and fun… plus Luna sometimes provides some creative input 🙂

The Wider Picture

By |2020-01-16T13:48:28+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Islay, Scotland 2019

Copying Panoramic Prints

Photography prints come in all kinds of sizes these days from the small to the impressive extreme size of the wide panoramic. The panoramic photo has been around for many years and the format has been well used over the years to document school groups and landscapes. At first glance, these extra-wide images would appear to be nearly impossible to copy. Although the unusual size makes them technically more challenging to copy, these large images can be copied just like any other print.

Working in Wide

In late 2019 a couple of panoramic photos arrived from clients who were looking for copies of the photos. The first photo was in three pieces and needed a lot of work to get a full print for display. That image had been delivered by e-mail so scanning was not required.

The second client, however, had sent a panoramic image that was a lot wider coming in at a total width of 43 inches (over 3.5 feet or 1.09 metres). The photograph had been taken in the early nineteen sixties and featured an entire school group including of all the staff and pupils. It was a beautiful image that had been photographed and printed to a very standard.

I’d certainly never seen any panoramic photo on that kind of scale before. After scanning the original and some repair work in Photoshop, the photograph was ready to be printed and sent back to the client by mid-December. The whole copying process took just under three weeks.

The Copying Service

The photograph copying service here at Richard Flint Photography can provide copies of any size of photo – large or small. Even extremely wide photographs can be copied to a high standard. Whatever the size of the print, if you have a photograph that needs copying or you have any questions about getting a photograph copied, please contact me via the contact page or by emailing me at [email protected]

Details about the photograph copying service and prices can be found HERE.

Book Release Date Revisions

By |2019-12-27T13:40:14+00:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Calton Hill, Edinburgh 2018

Book Delay

With Christmas come and gone its time to get a few things sorted out regarding my book release timetable. A couple of big changes to the release dates for upcoming photography books were made a couple of weeks ago. Quite simply the amount of photography work before Christmas meant I wasn’t able to concentrate on the text for The Two Towns book that was due for release in December.

Rather than rush the book out, I’ve decided to delay the release until the end of next year. It is a drastic change but I really do want to release the book in the runup to the Christmas period. December 2020 will mark the fifth anniversary of the trip to Edinburgh – plus I will have a whole year to work on the introduction and other remaining text for the book. The text hasn’t flowed nearly as easily as I would have liked!

Seven Hills

With the delay of the Two Towns book, the next book for release will be Edinburgh: Seven Hills. I plan to release that book in the early Spring. The images are in place as well as a lot of the text. Only the introduction text is left to complete and I have a good idea of what I’m writing for Seven Hills. It will also be the first colour photography book I’ve released so I’ll be breaking new ground.

More details about the Seven Hills book will be added to the website soon.

More Photo Zines

This year saw the release of my first photo book in over eight years. The photo zine ‘Caught by the Tide‘ came out in July and was the first photo magazine I’d ever produced. Overall it was a great experience creating the zine and I plan to do more. I may even put another zine together in 2020 if I can find the right project.

So the year has been a mix of the successful release of the zine and the delay to the second book. Next year should be good with a book release pencilled in for early in the year and also towards the end.

Goodbye Facebook

By |2019-10-15T16:03:54+01:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

This has been coming for quite a while but finally, after a number of years of putting it off, I’ve decided to delete my Facebook pages. Both my personal page and the Richard Flint Photography page are going through the drawn-out process of being wiped. Facebook makes it easy to join but a lot less easier to say goodbye.

Although I joined the social network quite a few years ago now, I very rarely updated or even logged into the increasingly bloated social network site. For some reason, I never did like the social network in the same way as Twitter or Instagram. The argument that it is great staying in contact with friends no longer really applies as many of my core friends also have Instagram accounts. So it was time to pull the plug.

From a business point of view, Facebook rarely delivered anything of value. For years I was stuck with the same number of followers with little chance of increasing that number unless I paid Facebook to boost my profile. The page was stagnant. Again it was time to say goodbye.

The last couple of years have seen me rethink what websites and social media sites I use. The current core sites of Twitter and Instagram remain safe. The deletion of Facebook is a big change but a welcome one. Maybe it’s something I should have done much earlier.

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