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Mark McGowan

I'm a UK based urban landscape and architectural photographer, looking for the hidden details of city life, trying to show the city from a different point of view. You can visit my website here.

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

Shooting outdoors means dealing with challenging and changing lighting conditions which can sometimes lead to blown out highlights in your images. ie. Groups of pixels in your image that are 100% white and show no detail. Taking the time to think about the way your camera is set up before heading out will help you […]

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These Two Simple Elements Can Improve Your City Photography Compositions

These Two Simple Elements Can Improve Your City Photography Compositions

We’ve all been there at some point or another – how do you find a different way to shoot a well-photographed subject? Reflections & distortions can offer an alternative & interesting viewpoint on even the most familiar of scenes and can add an abstract element to an otherwise ordinary image As with most aspects of photography, […]

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First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100s

First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100s

I recently took delivery of my first Fujifilm camera, the X100s. There have been some supply issues with UK stockists, I initially ordered this camera in early February so I was very excited to finally get my hands on it. The primary focus of this post is to see how easy it is to use […]

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Is It Worth Sticking With Flickr?

Is It Worth Sticking With Flickr?

Flickr is fast approaching it’s ten year birthday and has had over 8 billion photographs uploaded to it but in recent years it has been overtaken by services like 500px, Instagram and even Facebook when it comes to deciding where to share your photos on the web. It’s not so much that Flickr was offering […]

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A Photographer’s Guide to Finding and Shooting Graffiti (With Some Fantastic Examples)

A Photographer’s Guide to Finding and Shooting Graffiti (With Some Fantastic Examples)

Graffiti adds a touch of the unconventional to cityscapes and is undoubtedly a fantastic subject for photography.  It’s not normally hard to find graffiti - the best areas are normally a little off the beaten track, rundown areas of the city, docklands, warehouses and similar. If you are struggling to find locations to shoot graffiti then try using […]

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