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The Mysterious Case of the Fake Nikons

Buyer beware. It’s a mantra that serves us photographers very well. We spend significant sums of money on very hi-tech equipment. Most of us have our heads screwed on well enough to recognise a scam, a switch and bait or just a misused second hand camera. It would take a clever and cunning plan to fool […]


What Exactly is a Gigapan?

Gigapan is one of those technologies that has slowly crept into the collective conciseness of photographers worldwide. From being amazing at the intricate details of massive images of stadiums and crowd scenes, produced by high end photographers and with the help of several assistants, today we have arrived now at a point where a Gigapan […]


How to Improve Your Photography with the Remote Shutter Release

A remote shutter release is an easy and inexpensive way to immediately improve the quality of our images. Additionally, the remote shutter release allows for more compositional freedom. We’ll outline 1) What remote releases are and how they work, 2) When to use them, and 3) The remote release options with purchasing tips. by Pete […]


How Getting the Foreground Right Can Make Your Outdoor Photographs Pop

Photography is about representing a three dimensional scene in a two dimensional image. When we first start to use a camera, we tend to fixate on our subject matter, to the detriment of other elements within the scene. This makes our initial attempts look flat and two dimensional. There are a number of ways that […]

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Close-up Nature Photography: Tips on Hand-held vs. Tripod

Spring and summer means bees, insects, bright petals and leaves, rocks and shells on the beach, and the list goes on. Many tips, articles (including mine) recommend using a tripod for a variety of reasons and benefits which we’ll summarize below. There are also times when a tripod may not be needed to photograph the […]

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Big Day Memories With Best Photos

Everyone has lots of dreams regarding their wedding, and they want to make it the best in all possible way. Wedding photography is a very important part of a big day celebration. Photos are the only that can capture the ever dreamt moments forever. One will be looking back at these photos again and again […]


Room With a View

Click for Flickr ISO 200; 18 mm; f/8; 1/125 Any suggestions/comments to improve this appreciated. I thought the darkness of the photo added to the mood but wonder if it’s too dark. Thanks.


I do like to be beside the seaside !

Just what the title says … could I make it more graphic ?? Would like to get the message across. We are very fortunate to live in New Zealand, but some problems are worldwide.