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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.

The Truth About “Getting it Right in Camera”

The Truth About “Getting it Right in Camera”

Photoshop and other image manipulation software are wonderful things, they allow us to manipulate images in a way unimaginable in the days of film, yet it also can make us lazy. With photoshop we can crop our images, correct our exposure, add filters and change the color temperature all to improve the look of our […]

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How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is possible to cheat, using Photoshop or similar and in this brief tutorial we will take a look at how to create reflections in Photoshop, although the steps will […]

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What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

In the days of film, filters were often regarded as essential tools for the photographer. These days, the likes of Photoshop and the use of third party plugins has rendered the need for filters irrelevant in some people’s eyes. This, of course could not be further from the truth, filters are as relevant today as […]

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Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

It all used to be so simple. When DSLRs first appeared, there was very little discussion on sensor size, mainly because there was very little difference in sensor size. The first full frame DSLR came along in 2002 in the form of the Contax N Digital. Priced at $7K it was hardly a success, but […]

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An Entirely Subjective Look at the Fuji X100S

An Entirely Subjective Look at the Fuji X100S

When Fuji announced the X100 at Photokina in 2010, the photographic world stood up and took note. Here was a rangefinder style camera that incorporated a large APS-C sensor, had a fixed 35mm equivalent lens and looked simply gorgeous. It was a commercial success for Fuji yet it was not without its problems, focussing being […]

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The Secrets to Getting Started With Flashguns

The Secrets to Getting Started With Flashguns

When we first get into photography, be it with a compact camera or a DSLR, we tend to use the camera’s built in flash when we need it. Now whilst this maybe ok for the occasional snapshot, time will come when you start to need a wider range of control over your flash. What you […]

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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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