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Hi, I'm Tim Trott. I'm an experienced Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland, with a love for Photograpy, Space, UX and internet security.

My goal here is to share my experiences, knowledge, photography, and help people through writing articles and tutorials. I like to write about computers and technology, photography and astronomy, travel and cooking.


Make Your Own Lightbox for Stunning Desktop Photography
07/02/2016Projects
Close-up photography of detailed objects and good product photography both require good lighting. A light box is a great solution and this guide shows you how to build your own out of everyday objects.
What is Graphic Design?
06/02/2016Graphic Design
Graphic design is the art of visual communication that combines images, words and ideas to convey information to an audience in a way that is pleasing to the eye and gets attention.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.Henry Ford
Man in the Middle Hacking and Transport Layer Protection
20/01/2016Security & Privacy
Transport Layer Protection is the process of protecting the data we send over the internet. When you request a page from a server, your browser will send a request header to the server, any sensitive information is not, by default, secured. We must enable security before sending data over the internet.
Hermitage Castle
17/01/2016Ghosts Occult
Hermitage Castle is one of the most creepiest locations I have visited. Its malevolent ambience a testament to the evil that took place here. The castle stands proud as the Guardhouse of the bloodiest valley in Britain.
How To Use a Tripod
09/01/2016Tutorials
Image stabilisation features in lenses and improved high ISO performance in cameras, have transformed the possibilities of taking pictures in low light, but the steady base of a tripod is your best choice when it comes to exploring the creative possibilities of slow shutter speeds and low light.
Flash Photography
02/01/2016Tutorials
Flash photography isn't just a back-up for shooting in low-light conditions; correct use of flash can improve photos even if they are taken in broad daylight. This guide shows you how to use a built in flash as well as hot shoe, off axis and macro flash guns.
Avro Lincoln RF398 in RAF Museum Cosford
31/12/2015Ghosts
The spectral landscape of Britain is littered with an abundance of haunted houses, castles and inns. But the RAF Museum Cosford, where hundreds of aircraft are on show, must surely possess one of the countries most unusual paranormal locations - a haunted Lincoln Bomber, RF398.
White Balance Explained
19/12/2015Tutorials
The White Balance setting on cameras and editing software allows changes to the colour balance in your photos, making them warmer or cooler depending on the light conditions you’re shooting in. White balance is also used to change the atmosphere in your photo.
Geminid Meteor Shower
12/12/2015Sky at Night
The Geminid Meteor Shower (Geminids) are usually the strongest meteor shower of the year and meteor enthusiasts are certain to circle December 13th and 14th on their calendars.
Composition in Photography
12/12/2015Tutorials
Learn what composition is and how the placement and relationship of elements within a picture form one of the most fundamental elements photography.