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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

Seven Keys to Starting with Flash Photography


For anyone starting out in photography, a flash gun is one of the earliest pieces of equipment we aspire to. Problem is, it can all be a bit daunting – strange numbers, new terminology, brand names we may not recognise. The process can be a bit stressful – which gun do I buy, how do I […]

This is What Robert Capa Meant by This Famous Quote


“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” Today were are starting of a new series of articles based around quotes from famous photographers. The aim of this series in not to break down what was exactly meant by the quote but how to achieve the aim of the quote. In each article […]

A Brief Guide to Buying Secondhand Lenses


One of the biggest pluses to come out of the rapid expansion of photography from a fairly niche pastime to a mainstream high profile activity is the proliferation of second hand equipment that now floods the market. In part this is driven by the much shorter production cycles of digital cameras. A typical consumer mode […]

The Pros and Cons of Chimping

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When I first started to get serious about digital imaging, back in the early 2000’s, there was one term I heard a lot – chimping. It was and is a bizarre term to denote the constant checking of the camera’s LCD screen directly after exposure. The term was made prominent by USA Today staff photographer […]

Flash Synchronisation Demystified


One area where newcomers to photography often struggle, is with the use of flash. We might have bought a flashgun with our camera or added one later but to many there seems to be a daunting learning curve to using a flash gun correctly. Guide numbers, power settings, fill in ratios and above all flash […]

A Guide to Layers and Blending in Gimp


Unlike some free software, Gimp is a powerful rival for its payware counterpart, Photoshop. Its depth and similarity to the Photoshop interface make it an ideal app for photographers on a budget. In previous articles we have looked making your images sparkle and how to add graduated filters. Today we are going to go […]