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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 Recover Shadows in Lightroom 5

Shadow recovery has always been a bit of delicate balancing act. Too little and you see no benefits, too much and not only can the image look unnatural but also there is an increased risk of introducing excessive noise to your shot. Fortunately with modern software such as Photoshop and Lightroom, there are multiple ways […]

What Defines Good Travel Photography?

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Travel and photography are perfect bed fellows. Capturing exotic, and not so exotic locations in a unique and interesting way is a challenge to both professional and enthusiasts alike. Encapsulating the sights sounds and smells of a place in a single two dimensional digital image taxes the ability of any photographer. Yet it is incredibly […]

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

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Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the photographic world there is a veritable abundance of excellent, powerful software for the princely sum of zero. Not only are there editing programs, but also fully featured image management software. Today […]

Double Up – A Brief Guide to Tele-Convertors

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Let’s face facts here, telephoto lenses are not cheap. In fact very long telephoto lenses of 300mm and above can be hideously expensive. The problem is, for a lot of types of photography, we need a good telephoto to get close to the action. You average wild deer is not going to allow you to […]

How to Make the Mundane Look Good in Photography

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We often think of photography in two ways, photographing things that are beautiful, or documenting reality, which is often the anthesis to beautiful. However it’s quite possible and indeed very rewarding to try and make mundane, everyday scenes look beautiful. Today we are going to look at some ideas for elevating the mundane to the […]

The Mysterious Case of the Fake Nikons

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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?

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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 […]