Category: Photo/Video Stuff


I’ve booked a holiday to Thailand over Christmas and decided to buy a quadcopter so I could get some different photos & videos while i’m away. It’s great fun!

Here’s an aerial shot from a local park:

DCIM100GOPRO

And a video of the first flight with the Zenmuse Gimbal installed:

And a few shots of the local tennis club:

DCIM100GOPRO

DCIM100GOPRO

And video:

Still working on getting a decent FPV setup and learning to be gentler with the controls (I may end up adjusting in software to make them less sensitive).

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Unfortunately a growing trend- this blog has been neglected (I will try and get back on top of things eventually!). But here’s the most recent reason why…

I am now the proud owner of a new photo blog http://www.photobotos.com

The site was previously run by two brothers Charlie and Tom. Each day bringing a new photo (for everyone) along with a description for those of us curious as to how the picture was captured.

The blog used WordPress, the same as this one https://tickett.wordpress.com, but unlike this one it is not hosted at WordPress.com which gives a much greater ability to customise. Fortunately my background made it quite simple to dive in and start making some of the changes I hoped would enhance the site:

Random Photos

  • Create a category called random (don’t attach any photos as they won’t be browsable)
  • Modify your theme’s archive.php

Add this above if (have_posts()):

$special_random = false;
if(is_category('random')) {
$special_random = true;
query_posts( array( 'posts_per_page' => 5, 'orderby' => 'rand' ) );
}

Then modify the next_posts_link code (clicking it on the random page would fail… you just need to refresh the page to see more random posts):

<?php 
if(!$special_random) {
next_posts_link( __( '« Older Entries', 'andrea' ) ); 
}
?>
  • Install and activate the plugin page links to
  • Create a page and select “page links to” at the bottom and point to your category page (something like http://yourblogurl/random)- this will add the random photos link to your navigation menu

Thumbnails on Search / Category / Tag pages

  • Modify your theme’s search.php
<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class( 'entry-content' ); ?>>
<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark">
<?php
if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) {
the_post_thumbnail( 'photo_thumbnail', 'class=photo_thumb' );
} else {
// the current post lacks a thumbnail
}
?>
</a>
<?php the_excerpt( __( 'Read the rest of this entry &raquo;', 'andrea' ) ); ?>
</div>

Here’s a few of the latest images:

Church of the Good Shepard

The Walkers

I suggest you check it out :)

L

Canvas Order

Finally found the time to sift through my photos and send a bunch to be printed on canvas to fill my rather bare walls:

A really old shot of Brighton seafront from the pier.

A recent shot from St Louis, MO.

One of the first photos I ever took looking across from the north side of the Thames in London.

A recent photo from Miami, FL.

Another old shot taken at Tropical Wings in South Woodham Ferrers.

A recent shot from Koh Phangan.

A recent shot from Koh Tao.

A recent shot from Koh Nang Yuan.

A recent shot from the Grand Canyon, NV.

And one last shot from Vegas, NV.

I think I got a pretty good deal- from https://www.my-picture.co.uk/ all 2:1 at 40" x 20" @ £33.95 but with the current 20% discount code UKSPRING20 came in at £27.16 each. Let me know if you know anywhere cheaper!

A few club shots

I’ve still yet to pick a few favourites from Thailand, so until then, here’s a few from recent nights out/at work:

Wax @ the Sunrooms

W0rks @ Mansion

After Office Hours (AOH)

Kool Kids Klub @ the Sunrooms

Thailand Video

Not had a chance to pick my favourite photos, but here’s a little video montage :)

And for mobile devices: https://vimeo.com/tickett/chang

Not technically the best of the photos- but a few of my favourites for one reason or another:





Holiday Snaps

Been quiet lately- here are a few holiday snaps from my recent trip to America.

Vegas:

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The Grand Canyon:

St Louis:

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Miami:

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Full albums on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lee-Tickett-Photography/111744830880?ref=hl

I’ll be posting the first episode of 24 years at the tap end season 2 shortly :)

L

It’s not really wide enough for a busy club but when I do snap a few shots with it early in the night it reminds me what a great lens it is!

L

A couple from the weekend…

And:

And:

Then a shot from a few weeks ago of my first tattoo!

And one from today after the second sitting:

L

Let’s Party!

A few recent favourites:

Whole gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150689490657807.393300.26123047806&type=3

Whole gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150704241582807.394230.26123047806&type=3

Catch me next at:

Wax, Friday 4th May @ Mansion Nightclub, Southend-on-Sea: https://www.facebook.com/events/316231595106164/
Kool Kids Klub, Saturday 19th May @ The Sunrooms, Southend-on-Sea: https://www.facebook.com/events/157360157720729/

Still trying to find an opportunity to take the camera outdoors but what with work and the typical british weather- so far, nothing.

L

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