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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

What is the Perfect Travel Lens?

So before we go to far, if you are expecting the answer to the question this article poses, there isn’t one. If there was, it would be a 14-600mm f2.8 pancake lens with optical stabilisation. Of course that is physically impossible today and probably for a long time ahead. The fact is travelling is hard […]

7 Ways to Take Better Shots With Your Smartphone

Some of us love them, some of us hate them but the fact is mobile photography is here and it is here to stay. The vast majority of us carry a smartphone with us all of the time. That means we are all carrying a very useable, indeed very capable digital camera wherever we go. […]

Keywording in Lightroom CC Demystified

Keywording and captioning is the bane of the photographer’s life. We probably spend as much time thinking about and adding metadata as we do carrying out the actual shoots. Anything that can speed up that process is always going to be useful so today we are going to take look at keywording and captioning your […]

How to Create Photographic Slideshows That Wow

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Ok, lets cut to the chase. For those of us of a certain age, photographic slide shows conjure up an image of sitting through badly edited holiday snaps in the smokey living room, whilst a soon to be ex-friend explains the benefits of using Velvia over Ektachrome to capture the many delights of Benidorm. The […]

Third Party Lens User? You Are Not Alone

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Third party lenses have been around since the early days of photography. Canon’s very first cameras were sold with third party lenses made by company called Nippon Kogaku, who went on to become Nikon. In recent years however, there has been a rise in the number of manufacturers producing third party lenses. This is, in […]

Should You Really Buy Camera Insurance?

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If you were to walk down a busy city street carry $4000 in your wallet, you would be forgiven for feeling a little nervous. Yet many of us are quite happy to walk down that same street carrying $4000 worth of high tech equipment in a bag that shouts photographer. What would happen of that […]