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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.

A Brief Guide to Color Management for Photographers

A Brief Guide to Color Management for Photographers

Digital photography was supposed to be simple. We take a photo, upload it to our computer, share it with friends and print it on our inkjet printer. The results, though can be disappointing, colors not right, too little or too much contrast. One of the main culprits for this, is what is known as color […]

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Be Shallow – A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

Be Shallow –  A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of the best compositional tools we have, by using out of focus regions in an image we can concentrate the viewers eye on the main subject. Whilst you […]

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This is What You Need to Know About Metadata

This is What You Need to Know About Metadata

Every image you take has a secret life, an unseen alto ego that defines it. When you look at an image on screen, you see a representation of the photograph you took, yet hidden within the 0s and 1s of that digital image is a whole other world of further information. It’s metadata. Today we […]

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How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

The introduction of Lightroom and Apple’s rival Aperture, heralded a new era in digital asset management for photographers. Initially aimed and professional photographers, both Lightroom and Aperture, in their current incarnations are priced such that even the enthusiast photographer can afford to invest in one or the other. Whilst Lightroom removes much of the tedium […]

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The Best Path to Becoming a Better Photographer: Education, Experience or Both?

The Best Path to Becoming a Better Photographer: Education, Experience or Both?

Newcomers to photography these days are quite often surprised at how easy it is to take good pictures. This however, is because modern digital cameras flatter you. They are designed to get the very best image that their electronics can output, giving you almost perfect results all the time. As you grow as a photographer, […]

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A First Look at OSX 10.9 Mavericks for Photographers

A First Look at OSX 10.9 Mavericks for Photographers

In recent years, Apple have been updating their operating system OSX on an annual basis. Their latest incarnation released to the world on 22nd October, breaking away from the tradition of OSX named for big cats, is called Mavericks and is available now from the OSX App Store for free. As with other recent OSX […]

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Winter Wonderland – The Keys to Photographing Snow

Winter Wonderland – The Keys to Photographing Snow

Love it or hate, for those of us inhabiting the northern climes, winter is fast approaching. Some of us will pack away our cameras over the long winter months and concentrate on catching up with the editing but some of us will brave the elements and embrace the snow and ice. Photographing snow has, and […]

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The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions

The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions

The rapid and seemingly unstoppable rise of digital photography has also led to the rapid rise of the Photographic Competition. Of course they have been around since photography was invented but in the days of analogue cameras and snail mail most photographers didn’t bother. Of course these days we can easily fire of images to […]

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Has the Death of the DSLR Been Greatly Exaggerated?

Has the Death of the DSLR Been Greatly Exaggerated?

A few months ago, whilst researching my purchase of a Fuji X100s, I came across a video about that camera by renowned editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias. In the video, he describes with passion his love for the X100s and indeed swayed me to buy one. Two comments that he made in that video […]

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Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac users. It’s obvious rival is Lightroom and like the Adobe product it has a range of powerful tools for creative image adjustment. In this article, we will take a look at some of […]

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