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Echo Magazine Issue 16

September 20th, 2010 Comments off

Just a quick note to let you know that one of my articles in in ECHOES magazine issue 16 ( page 8 and 9 if you are curious) on one of my favourite subjects – Photography ! I am rubbing shoulders with such giants as Julian Cundiff Keith Arthur and of course Ruth Lockwood ( not forgetting Richard Crimp with out whom this would not have been possible) and whilst they are speaking about fishing, I thought I would take the easy way out and concentrate on photography 🙂

If you are not already a member of ECHO then I can only ask why not ? go to www.echocarp.co.uk and join up now and do something worth while today !

If, after reading the article, you have photography questions please do not hesitate to contact me either by posting a comment here, or by using the “Contact Me” button at the top of this page I do reply to all questions and and if you have a query on fishing ( or other aspects of photography) let me know.

The most over used photoeffect – ever

September 17th, 2010 Comments off

Ok I am about to vent, prepare for it….. please oh please will angling magazine editors please, oh please stop using the article authors face as an out of focus background …gggaaaahhhhhhhh !

It has to be the most over used and most annoying photo effect that has ever been used it is almost more annoying when, during the mid 90’s, every fashion magazine “discovered” the ring flash.  To give some examples without naming names, have a look in some of the carp angling monthly magazines ( not carpworld thankfully) and you will notice page after page, shot after shot of the sponsored anglers ugly mug as the out of focus background.

Let show you what I mean, and please note that this one was taken for comedy effect to show you.

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The blow back rig

September 13th, 2010 Comments off

I have written a lot about rigs and how to construct various types for various fishing situations, I even “invented” my own rig the Big Pig line aligner. However recently I find myself slipping back to simpler times and discarding complicated rigs and moving back to a simpler time, a time where we used standard simple rigs that caught fish rather than the angler.

With this in mind I present to you the blow back rig, one of the simplest and easiest rigs to tie and it catches fish too,

1st you need to assemble the components

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