Author Archives: Jason Row

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About Jason Row

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 You Need to Know About Adobe’s DNG File Format

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Over the last few years, RAW files have become the norm in digital photography, giving the photographer a significant increase of the control of their images as well as improved image quality. This wasn’t always the case, in the early days of digital photography, which in fact was only the first few years of the new millennium, RAWs were unwieldy, large files that were difficult to post process.

A Photographer’s Guide to Lisbon

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Lisbon is regarded as being one of the oldest cities in the world, pre-dating the Roman Empire. It has a population of over 3 million people yet seems to retain a friendly, small city feel. With its historic architecture, quaint trams yet also modern, progressive architecture, Lisbon is an ideal playground for Europe-based photographers.

Case Study: Why This Photograph “Works”

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Today we are going to do something a little different. Lightstalking has many many great articles advising you about both composition and learning new techniques, in short how to make your images “work.” In this article however, we are going to look from the opposite direction and have a look at why an image “works” by reverse engineering it.

The Reasons You Might Want to Buy a Rangefinder Cameras

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Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR is perhaps on the wane whilst the upstart is mirrorless.

However, through these changes in fashion, one camera type has always sat in the background, quietly being used by a select group of enthusiasts and professionals alike – the rangefinder camera.

Retro Cameras: Style Over Substance?

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Retro styled cameras are all the rage these days and are selling like hotcakes. From the Nikon DF to the Fuji x100s, a lot of manufacturers are taking advantage of fashion over function. But is it really a case of style over substance or are these new retro cameras up to par in functionality too?