PhotoHubs Coventry 2018

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Looking forward to Sensor Clean Manchester attendance at PhotoHubs – Coventry event on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November, 2018.

Come along and visit our stand for if you are not too busy then please pre – book on Sensor Cleans’ web site to avoid disappointment if you require the service.

Coventry is a fine English city and give or take a few kilometres is central to the country.

Getting to the venue from all points of the compass can be found on the PhotoHubs event website, post code, Google map etc.

Optional attendance at the event with either a 1 or 2 day pass, lunch included are available.

Access to the Grace Audition main stage where 5 seminars are scheduled each day at which we can be inspired, have fun and most importantly enjoy the day.

Seats are limited so check out the website and book your preferred seminars.

An organised photographic visit into the city is proposed.

Apologise to the history buffs but it is unlikely that Lady Godiver will  be putting in an appearance this year.

A pre – Christmas party is planned for which a booking is required and who knows the ‘big guy’ might attend.

All is clarified on the event website to plan and tailor make your days. All events must be pre-booked.

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Manchester Sensor Cleaning

Dust, the scourge, the persistent pest, the ruination of clear blue skies and snow scenes in the digital age of cameras, you get the picture I’m sure. The build up of dust on a digital cameras (DSLR) sensor is pretty much unavoidable especially if you change your lenses frequently on assignments. DSLR sensors are a magnet for dust so cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis is so important.

 

I often get asked how often does a cameras sensor need cleaning. The answer to this depends on the frequency of use of your camera and the environments it is used in. For instance, a press photographer working in a multitude of different situations, changing lenses frequently, working outside a lot is going to expose the cameras sensor to dust more frequently than say a studio based photographer who will work with one camera and lens for many assignments and changes lenses infrequently. To test to see if your sensor is in need of a clean, I recommend you check this by taking a picture of a clear background or blue sky using a small aperture (f16) then checking the resulting image on your computers monitor at 100%. This I recommend you do before any important assignment, event or trip away to make certain you have clean images when of the upmost importance. It will also save you oodles of time sitting in front of your computer spotting dust marks from your photographs.

 

When cleaning your DSLR, it’s not only the cameras sensor that gets a clean, the rest of the camera gets tbe once over too.

 

It’s not only DSLR’s that I clean the sensors on. Canon and Nikon are very popular with professional photographers and are regular visitors to my work bench, but Leica M series, Fuji, Panasonic, Rico, Sigma and Sony mirrorless, medium format Hasselblad, Phase One are also cleaned of the dreaded spectre of dust. Whilst based in central Manchester, if you are a large studio with many cameras needing cleaning, I can visit you to save you bringing a load of kit all the way into the city centre. Also, if you are a busy studio, you can take the camera once cleaned and start work straight away earning it’s keep in your studio.

 

Sensor clean Manchester is located at 8a Lower Ormond Street, Manchester M1 5QF which is a 5 minute walk from Oxford Road station. You can contact us on – Tel – 07761 300412 – e-mail – info@sensorcleanmanchester.co.uk – visit our website at – www.sensorcleanmanchester.co.uk

Manchester Film Scanning

If you are a creative, be it graphic designer, book publisher or photographer etc needing a negative or transparency scanning & you live in or around Manchester, not more than a 5 minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road station is F&M Laptop Repairs & Sensor Clean Manchester. F&M Laptop Repairs is run by Mike Bickley & he fixes & supplies everything computer. Located in the same space is Sensor Clean Manchester which is run by Van Devaney. Here you can get your camera chip cleaned as well as camera repairs undertaken, Photoshop work & tuition courses, but it is not these services which we are concentrating on here.

 

Using an Imacon Flextight-Precision II scanner, Sensor Clean Manchester can take your precious negative or transparency & digitise it ready for you to open it in whatever creative suite you wish to work on ready for publication. Originally supplied by Hasselblad UK, the Imacon scanner has been merrily working away producing high quality scans for the creative sector. Able to scan formats 35mm, roll film in all it’s formats including 6×17 & 5×4 sheet film scanned from 72 DPI right up to a whopping 5760 DPI in 28 or 48 RGB colour, this machine produces high quality results required for publishing.

 

In an age of digital capture, iPhones & tablets, you would wonder why anyone would need film scanning. Photographers wanting an old transparency or negative scanned to work on again for a portfolio or client, a photographer or agency needing a batch of negatives for digital archiving are regular clients. Book publishers working on yesteryear books on Manchester, Liverpool, Hull etc needing old negatives scanned for publishing to a negative taken at a wedding years back which has been damaged but has absolutely treasured memories that you can never reshoot for various reasons are all the type of clients to use this service. Just like the vinyl resurgence that is happening, film has started to make a comeback. It will never reach the heights it did before digital became king, but photographers have started shooting on film again to get a different look to the all too obvious digital capture then photo shopped to death look. There are still many films on the market & some old favourites are making a comeback which all have a different look & feel to digital. Something to think about to make your portfolio stand out from the crowd in a market cluttered with iPad portfolios of the same looking digital capture.

 

F&M Laptop Repairs & Sensor Clean Manchester is but a short walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station & is located at 8a Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M1 5QF. Tel – 07761 300412 – e-mail info@sensorcleanmanchester.co.uk – visit the website to make a booking https://www.sensorcleanmanchester.co.uk/appointments/