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About Jason Row

Jason Row is a British born travel photographer now living in Ukraine. His images have been licensed to companies such as Cunard, Ethiad and Virgin Atlantic as well as multiple newspapers and magazines. He is also the founder of Learn Photography Direct, the new, unique, one to one photographic tutoring service. He maintains a travel stock photography site at Jason Row Photography You can also catch up with him on Facebook at Facebook/TheOdessaFiles

How to Avoid Clichés in Travel Shots

Go early. Good light and no people makes shooting more relaxing

Ok, before we start let’s just say, there is nothing wrong with clichéd shots. They are clichéd mainly because the position they are taken in gives a great composition and hence a good looking travel shot. The problem is, because everyone takes that same angle, your images of that location, no matter how good they […]

Why There’s Nothing Wrong With Photographing Your Cat


Have you heard these before? “Not another cat picture!” “Real photographers don’t photograph their cats.” “Social media is just a place to post cat pictures.” Seems some of the photographic fraternity look down on cats as if they are faux subjects. Today, I am here to tell you, in a somewhat tongue in cheek way, […]

Exploring the Inspired: Ansel Adams

Brandenburg Evening

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”  Today in our series of exploring the inspired we are going to take a look at an iconic quote by a truly inspirational photographer, Ansel Adams. Is it relevant to modern photography and how do we apply it in this age of instant images. Ansel Easton Adams […]

A Photographer’s Guide to Berlin

Modern Architecture in Potsdamer Platz

Berlin is a fascinating city of great history and an intriguing mixture of Western and Soviet architecture. For a capital and major European city, it is remarkably compact and features a fantastic multi level and cheap transport system that makes getting around at any time of day pretty stress free. Despite being a major tourist […]

These Are The Best Smartphone Camera Apps You Can Get Today


Recently, we suggested seven ways to take better shots with your smartphone. Although that article was a technical guide, we had a number of requests for an article about the best smartphone apps for photography. Of course there are literally thousands of photographic apps on the market for all operating systems, but in this article […]

Seven of the Greatest Films of All Time


Some might say Citizen Kane is the greatest film of all time, others Gone with the Wind, we however might suggest something completely different. Kodachrome perhaps, maybe Velvia. Many of the great photographic films have, alas, gone with the wind, but occasionally someone finds a roll or two stuffed behind a frozen pork chop at […]