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Jason Row is a British born travel photographer now living in Ukraine. You can follow him on The Odessa Files. He also maintains a blog chronicling his exploits as an Expat in the former Soviet Union.

What Type of Photographer Are You?

What Type of Photographer Are You?

The camera has become ubiquitous and different kinds of photographers can be identified based on distinctive features. This tongue-in-cheek post takes a look at those photographers out there that have come to define themselves in one way or the other.

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Learn to See Photographically With These 4 Tips

Learn to See Photographically With These 4 Tips

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in becoming a proficient photographer is learning to see the creative possibilities of the scene in front of you. Most of us, when we first start out in photography, are so enamoured by our chosen hobby that we simply raise the camera to our eye and shoot away without a care in the world. You can, however, develop a photographic vision with 4 simple tips.

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SEO for Photographers: How to Make it Work For You

SEO for Photographers: How to Make it Work For You

It’s a given these days that if a photographer wants to get his or her work seen by a wider audience, they will need a good website. However, getting the website completed is only the first hurdle, the biggest challenge is getting your site seen in an ocean of similar sites. To do this you need to perform SEO, or Search Engine Optimization.

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Gimp, The Free Alternative to Photoshop, Looks Impressive in Version 2.8

Gimp, The Free Alternative to Photoshop, Looks Impressive in Version 2.8

Gimp 2.8 – the latest version of the popular, free and open source software that also serves as an alternative to Photoshop has come a long way since its earliest days. The interface, the tools and the user experience have evolved to come close to the user’s expectations. This post takes a look at what its latest version has to offer.

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How to Create an HDR Image From a Single Raw File in Photoshop

How to Create an HDR Image From a Single Raw File in Photoshop

For quite a few years now, high dynamic range photography, or simply HDR, has been an important trend in photography as it allows the photographer to create an image beyond the limits of the camera’s sensor in order to recover lost details in shadows and in highlights. This post explains how to create an HDR image from a single Raw file.

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Getting to Know Your DSLR: Part One

Getting to Know Your DSLR: Part One

Today’s article is aimed at the newcomers amongst you, both to Lightstalking and to photography itself. Today we are going to take a look at getting to know your DSLR, understanding what some of those knobs, buttons and dials do, and which ones you need to master first to get to grips with your new tool.

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7 Ways in Which Smart Devices Can Aid You in Your Photography

7 Ways in Which Smart Devices Can Aid You in Your Photography

Iphones, Android, Tablets – the rise of the smart device has been both surprising and seemingly unstoppable, not least in the field of photography. They are potentially fantastic devices to aid photographers in their day to day shooting and beyond. Today we will look at potential uses of smart devices to aid you in your photography.

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Interesting Photography Trivia to Casually Drop Into a Conversation

Interesting Photography Trivia to Casually Drop Into a Conversation

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing or so the saying goes. Of course, generally in photographic circles, a little knowledge is not so much dangerous as potentially embarrassing. One way to combat this is to arm yourself with some entirely useless, but undeniably interesting facts about our chosen pastime. Do take a look at these conversation enhancing tidbits.

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How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

To be a real photographer you can only shoot in manual modes. It is of course a daft statement, a good photographer will use whatever modes he needs to get the shot efficiently and creatively. However, the original comment is often bandied around to suggest it is not possible to do creative photography in automatic modes, today we are going to debunk that myth.

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Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors but what does all this mean to us in relation to the way we take pictures. The biggest difference is in what we call the crop factor of the sensor and to begin to understand that we are going to go back in time a little to the days of film. Crop factor determines the 35mm equivalent focal length of the lens which in turn affects the field of view of the lens.

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