Thursday, 23 August 2012

eye eye eye

                                                            kaleidoscope by bnd photography

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Garlic eyes

                                                            Galic eyes - graffiti & street art II
                                                                  bnd photography/portfolio

Monday, 4 June 2012


                                                                          phone photography

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


The thing I like about Redbubble is that it's a site that appreciates your art for its aesthetic quality and just purely for its monetary value, although it is rewarding when some buys your imagery. I have considered joining sites like iStock Photo ; however, I find the challenge of producing imagery with so many specific requirements boring and contrived. Don't get me wrong, not wishing to appear flippant, there are brilliant photographers on istock but it just doesn't suit me. I do understand it's about retaining quality and using imagery for commercial use, but for me, imagery is not just about how sharp or how many megapixels your packing.

I may be going off tangent a bit, but I've observed many photographers who look at photographs only to comment on how sharp they are and not appreciate the image. Although, I have been able to take advantage of this megapixel surge. Both my cameras were purchased second hand from a small photographic shop the Camera Box. The advantage of buying from a local camera shop is that you can always go back if anything goes wrong. For the same price as a new compact camera, £150, I purchased a Lumix fz50; 10MP, 12x optical zoom and 35mm - 420mm. The second camera I purchased was the Pentax K10D; 10.2MP with a  Pentax lens, SMC-DA-18-55mm-f35-56.

Checking out the reviews and prices I was surprised. Both were held as flagship cameras at the time, the Lumix more for its Leica lens. The Pentax is steel cased and sealed so I don't have to worry about humidity and the finest dust particles. At the time, the Pentax and lens would have been over £1000, I payed £300.

The point I'm making is this; the dealer in the shop informed me that both cameras were only a few years old and the owners sold them merely to get more megapixels, and that's fine. It means that if your looking for a camera on a budget that gives you pro quality and feel, buy second hand. Have had the Pentax for over a year now and its only cost me £36 for a sensor clean and inspection. It is expected to have this type of camera serviced occasionally to insure quality of performance. It is worth it though, have purchased expensive compacts before that only lasted a few years and weren't worth repairing. The Pentax and Lumix perform very differently from each other as one is an SLR and the other a bridge camera. I prefer the Pentax.

To get back on track, for me, Redbubble is not only a site to sell your art, but where other people give you positive feedback and take an interest in your images. Photography is one of my main passions but unfortunately is no longer my main occupation. For me, Redbubble is great drive and way to keep me linked with other photographers.

                                                                      Lumix fz50/Bridge



                                                                  Pentax K10D/SLR


                                                                    RjD of The Amber Thieves


Saturday, 19 May 2012


On the 2nd October 2011 more than 35,000 people took part in a march through central Manchester protesting against government cuts.
The TUC organised the March for the Alternative to coincide with the Conservative Party conference. Many protesters wanted tax avoidance tackled and spending to encourage growth.
On the eve of the conference, David Cameron pledged no U-turns on cuts and dismissed calls for extra spending.



Beware of the dog!!


The Amber Thieves

The Amber Thieves

A new emergence of a fresh new band from the streets of Brighton, UK 

Ruben J Dodds

Guitar & Vocals

Nicholas M Yates 

Lead Guitar

Dan J Penton  

Bass Guitar

Martyn Lillyman 


‘When I noticed that people were taking an interest in The Amber Thieves, I felt motivated to comment about the importance of imagery.

When the band formed we knew it was important to have a presence on networking sites.  We set out to develop an overall ‘look’ and ‘feel’ to what The Amber Thieves were going to be putting out there. Needless to say the imagery would have to be of high quality and have a correlation to what we are doing musically. 

We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who are passionate about their art and it is humbling to think that we are the subjects in the images being produced.  It’s inspiring to see how we have been captured through the eyes of the people who have worked on images of The Amber Thieves and how the art of imagery is being held alongside our it should be.’ 

Ruben J Dodds of ‘The Amber Thieves’

The Amber Thieves are actively seeking bookings and are based in Brighton, London and the surrounding areas. Please contact them at if you are interested in getting in touch with them.

We are currently working on finishing a three track E.P. Release date will be posted on this blog.
Dapper by the Amber Thieves
the Amber Thieves


Band photography by Ada Alexandra Nutu
Sponsored by bnd photography - digital enhancement and photo-manipulation


Tuesday, 15 May 2012





                                                                Cemetery: Brett N Dodds:



Monday, 14 May 2012

Salcey Forest



Sunday, 6 May 2012

Phone photography and apps.

I recently purchased a Samsung GalaxySII 8 mega. Android phone. I  was initially drawn towards the iPhone; however, having read a few reviews I felt the Galaxy suited my needs more. One particular fault I had with the iPhone is that you can not place your photographs into separate folders. This can be annoying when locating or grouping photographs.
The features I am most excited about with the Galaxy are the camera apps.  Having tried most of the apps., they more or less give you the same features; however, it's worth trying free apps. I particularly enjoy using Retro camera which gives you six camera types. Effect Booth allows you to create mirror, distortion and other effects. I also use two other camera apps for editing; LittlePhoto,  nice Lomo effects, and Pixir-o-matic for vintage effects. Both these camera apps also take good photographs. The Galaxy's 8 mega. camera is also handy when I haven't got my cameras at hand. Have used it to take group shots, which will blow up to 10x8 prints.

                                                                  GalaxySII: Mirror - bnd photography


                                                           GalaxySII: Retro Camera - bnd photography

                                                                      bnd photography - instagram

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                                                      further Link: Drop test - iPhone vs. GalaxySII