Monthly Archives: November 2013

Not everyone’s cup of tea.

Not everyone's cup of tea.

Text and picture World © Geoff Wilkinson – All rights reserved.

There is an English expression ‘Not everybody’s cup of tea’, it means that something is not for you. That certainly applies to this photograph, it’s a Marmite picture, you either love or hate it. One of the wonderful things about photography is that everyone can interpret the way they see the world in their own way. A few months back Continue reading

My tip for the week – Ditch the filter !!!


Camera lens filter held in hand

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Ditch the filter !!!

Not really, ignore the headline, I think it’s a really good idea to keep your expensive glass protected. A simple uv or skylight filter over the front element of your lens is a great idea, I mean which would you rather scratch or damage  a £20 filter or your expensive glass. It’s a no brainer really.

There is however a time to ‘ditch’ the filter. Shooting straight into the sun, photographing a fabulous sunset, a bright moon at night, in fact anything where there is a point light source in the picture or a bright source of light pointing straight into the lens. With the filter on there is much more chance of flare or ghosting than without, it happened to me a few nights ago when I photographed the moon, it wasn’t bad but it was there, a little light coloured flare creeping in.

So this is the answer, keep the filter on to protect the front element of your lens except when there is a bright light source in the picture.

Definitely no parking !

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Text and picture World © Geoff Wilkinson – All rights reserved.

The photograph above is another good illustration of why you should always have a camera with you. I know it’s a hassle sometimes but worst case scenario remember your phone probably has it’s own camera. In fact, how great the camera is on Continue reading


Blue Sky, Spitalfields

Text and picture World © Geoff Wilkinson – All rights reserved.

I have to say that I didn’t see many blue sky days during my Spitalfields project. This photograph was taken one August afternoon and if I remember correctly this was a unique weather day. Not that I worry too much about such things. One of the pieces of advice Continue reading

Eastend images

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Words and picture World © Geoff Wilkinson – All rights reserved

If you are around Wanstead today at 2.30pm or any time after pop into our gallery ‘eightyfour’. It’s the first day of our new exhibition of images of the ‘eastend’, Artist Marc Gooderham is showing prints of his fabulous paintings of the ‘eastend’ and there are new, never before seen photographs by me to complete the show. Even if I say so myself there are some really good pictures on show, come in and have a look around. If you can’t make it today the show is on for the next two weeks. Thank you to Mrs Wilkinson for taking the photograph above.


‘eightyfour’ 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London E11 2EZ  0208 530 1244. Wednesday to Saturday 10am till 5pm, Sunday 10.30am till 4pm.