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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

Double Up – A Brief Guide to Tele-Convertors


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


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


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?


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 […]

Why You Should Know About Mirror Lock and Remote Controls

On of the best investments any photographer can make is buying a good quality tripod. A decent tripod opens up a huge range of creative possibilities in low light situations and allows for some stunning images to be captured. The tripod however is not the whole story though, and some photographers might be initially disappointed […]

A First Look at Affinity Photo Beta


Let’s be honest, Mac users are getting a little spoilt when it comes to image editing. Of course there is the seminal Photoshop available to both Windows and OS X users but also, there is Pixelmator 3, an excellent budget choice, along with some equally good freeware offerings. Arriving into this mix over the past […]

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore The Video Mode on Your Camera


There has been a certain reluctance amongst some photographers to accept the fact that video is here to stay on stills cameras. It’s understandable, particularly for those of us from the pre-digital era where photography and video were often seen as entirely different entities. However, it is here to stay so rather than avoid it, […]