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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 Use the New Panoramic and HDR tools in Lightroom CC

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The long awaited Lightroom 6, known as Lightroom CC to those using it on a subscription basis was an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade. There was however a number of important new features added, two in particular that are not only great additions but will make the photographer’s workflow much easier. They are of course […]

These Are the Silly Photography Arguments You Want to Avoid


Photography is a peaceful and relaxing, but sometimes solitary, pursuit, yet when photographers meet, whether virtually or in that place they call the real world, there is a good chance that an argument will start. Not the fisticuffs, comedic two guys fighting in the street type of argument, more the verbal, my Dad’s bigger than […]

Lightroom, Photoshop and the Creative Cloud Demystified

As controversial as it was, Adobe’s move into subscription based licensing for its software has enabled it to create and ever closer union between Lightroom, Photoshop and the newer Creative Cloud. Whilst much has been written about these three elements individually, today we are going to take a look at how a three work together […]

Effective Photographic Strategies for Mixed Lighting

Mixed lighting can be one of the most challenging situations for any photographer. It can happen at a venue, in the studio, or even outside using fill in flash or where man made light interferes with daylight. Today we are going to take a look at what mixed lighting is and how to cope with […]

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


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 […]