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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

A Photographer’s Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a city made famous by canals, cannabis and one or two other things, has the potential to be a photographer’s paradise. In reality, despite its very obvious photographic charms, it can be a particularly difficult city to capture. Part of this lies in its success as a tourist destination. On any given day it […]

What is Active-D Lighting And How Does It Work?

Active-D Lighting is a Nikon term for a technology that expands the dynamic range of your camera’s sensor. A number of the major camera manufacturers employ similar technology – Canon’s variant is known as Auto Lighting Optimiser. The thing all of these technologies have in common is that they attempt to increase the details in […]

Video: Why the Future of Stills is Motion

Ever since we have had digital imaging, manufacturers have wanted to put video into stills cameras. In the early days the video was pretty rudimentary, low resolution, low frame rates – in fact virtually pointless. Over time, video has improved, one of the seminal turning points being the Canon EOS 5 mkII which could produce […]

What Henri Cartier-Bresson Meant by This Quote

Henri Cartier-Bresson widely regarded as one of the great photographers of the 20th century has died aged 95 file photograph

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Continuing our series on deconstructing iconic quotes and applying them to modern photography, today we are looking at the above quote from arguably the greatest street photographer of them all. Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004 – Street and Documentary Photographer. Born in North East France, Cartier-Bresson was the master of […]

8 Things to Avoid in Your Photographer’s Bio


The photographer’s biography – it’s your window to the world. Your opportunity to reveal the person behind the camera, to impress the world with your knowledge, wisdom and experience. Or so it should be. Photographer’s biographies can be somewhat formulaic, often saying many of the same things: things that the photographer thinks that you want to […]

Avoid These Common Mistakes with Polarisers


Polarising filters are an important addition to anyone’s kit bag. They can reduce reflections, increase saturation and add punch to bright sunlit scenes. They work by filtering the light into one plane using two separate polarising elements, one of which rotates. When light reflects off a surface, it scatters in multiple directions. When you turn […]