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Jason Row is a British born travel photographer now living in Ukraine. You can follow him on The Odessa Files. He also maintains a blog chronicling his exploits as an Expat in the former Soviet Union.

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however when what the camera is saying is the correct exposure, may not be the best option. There are also times, such as when you want to produce an HDR image, that you […]

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Some Useful Tips for Using Perspective in Photography

Some Useful Tips for Using Perspective in Photography

As photographers, we often hear about the importance of moving position to change your perspective, but what does that actually mean? What is perspective and how can we use it to improve the composition of our photographs? What is Perspective Anyway? Perspective is the way our eye relates to spacial separation and the relationship between […]

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How to Avoid Losing Your Photos With Offsite Backup Strategies

How to Avoid Losing Your Photos With Offsite Backup Strategies

As photographers, most of us are fully aware of the consequences of not backing up our work. Indeed, as we take more and more images, over that same period of time, the chances of a hard drive failure also increases. I am sure that many of us have experienced the heart stopping feeling of booting […]

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When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look at why, sometimes, one leg is better than three, and at why you should use a monopod. A tripod is regarded as pretty much an essential piece of […]

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A Brief History of the Flash in Photography (Isn’t It Nice Not to Die From Them Anymore?)

A Brief History of the Flash in Photography (Isn’t It Nice Not to Die From Them Anymore?)

Flash is something we take for granted in photography today. Many of our cameras have built in flashguns, there are powerful and incredibly sophisticated mounted flashguns, wireless slaves and of course studio flash lights with incredible versatility. Of course it hasn’t always been that way, yet the requirement we have for flash these days still […]

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The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool in the form of scaling. Content Aware tools have become a powerful and important part of modern photoshop work and can dramatically increase the speed at which certain tasks can be accomplished.  […]

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So How Does Zenfolio Stack Up as a Place to Host your Photographs?

So How Does Zenfolio Stack Up as a Place to Host your Photographs?

Presentation is king in photography, after all, what is the point of taking stunning images and then keeping them to yourself. A website should be considered part of the photographer’s “kit”, something that anyone with a passion for photography should have. We, as photographers are by our very nature, creative people and many of us […]

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Is There Life after Photoshop?

Is There Life after Photoshop?

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of photography over the last month of so, has been Adobe’s decision to move its Creative Suite software to the Cloud and with it, photographer’s right to “own” the software. Whilst some may argue that you never truly own software, you merely license it, the fact remains that […]

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4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

For many of us, photography goes beyond a hobby, it becomes a passion, an addictive high that we must obtain at every opportunity. The joy of discovering a unique angle or freezing a moment in time consumes us, we strive to improve with every shot. Sometimes though, the love affair can turn sour, the passion […]

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Is Your Camera Gear at Risk in Extreme Weather?

Is Your Camera Gear at Risk in Extreme Weather?

Are you a fair weather photographer? Whilst warm sun and blue skies are undoubtably the photographer’s friend, you could be missing out on some of the most evocative and moody images by avoiding extreme weather. The most obvious reason for avoiding extremes of weather is the worry that your expensive photographic equipment could be damaged, […]

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