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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.

Which Software Should You Get for Shooting Tethered?

Which Software Should You Get for Shooting Tethered?

Back in 2011, Lightstalking writer and photographer Mike Panic wrote an excellent article on how to shoot tethered. For the uninitiated, tethering allows you to connect your camera directly to a computer, in turn allowing you to control most main elements of the camera from the computer, and download the files directly to a preset […]

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How To Choose the Best Monitor for Photography

How To Choose the Best Monitor for Photography

If there is one piece of equipment often overlooked by many photographers, it is the monitor. Whilst we may spend thousands on cameras, lenses and upgraded computers, we often “make do” with our computer’s screen or buy a cheap one to get a larger size. For anyone that is serious about their images, and let’s […]

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Keeping it Real in HDR using Photoshop

Keeping it Real in HDR using Photoshop

Of all techniques that have come with the advent of digital photography, perhaps the most controversial and divisive is HDR or high dynamic range. Some people love the surrealistic almost cartoon like quality of extreme HDR, others hate it with a passion, in photographic terms it is on a level with the PC and Mac […]

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How to Create Slideshows, Web Pages and Books With Apple Aperture

How to Create Slideshows, Web Pages and Books With Apple Aperture

As well as being very powerful image management tools, both Apple’s Aperture and Adobe’s Lightroom also have a selection of very useful output tools. In this article we are going to take a look at Aperture’s slideshows, web galleries and books. Slideshows To create a slideshow in Aperture we are going to need to select […]

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RAW Software: What is Available and What Should You Use?

RAW Software: What is Available and What Should You Use?

In the early days of digital photography, the very word RAW struck fear in the hearts of the average photographer. Huge file sizes, clunky workflows and non existent cataloguing software, meant a long slow process for those venturing into the realms of the digital negative. How much difference a few years can make. RAW now […]

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The Stunning Cities of Eastern Europe: A Photographer’s Guide

The Stunning Cities of Eastern Europe: A Photographer’s Guide

There has a perception in the west that the former Soviet Union countries are drab, dreary places with nothing interest to photograph. The recent success of the Euro 2012 football championship in Poland and Ukraine has highlighted these often overlooked countries of Eastern Europe as tourist destinations and indeed, highly photogenic tourist destinations. In this […]

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Camera Lenses: What Should You Get Next?

Camera Lenses: What Should You Get Next?

When you bought your first DSLR, the chances are it came with what is known as a kit lens. This is usual a fairly cheap zoom lens that goes from a moderate wide angle to moderate telephoto. As you learn the craft of photography you probably want dabble in using different lenses. In this guide […]

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Don’t Lose Your Photographs! Strategies for Backing Up your Work

Don’t Lose Your Photographs! Strategies for Backing Up your Work

I am sure many off us have suffered that sinking feeling of finding precious images missing from a hardrive or even the complete failure of a hardrive. With increasing amounts of images being taken, these days a good back up strategy is vital. Your own strategy is very dependent on how important your images are. […]

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How Simulating a Film Camera Can Help Improve your Photography Technique

How Simulating a Film Camera Can Help Improve your Photography Technique

Digital cameras have revolutionised and democratised photography, great images are now within the reach of anyone who owns a half decent camera and good eye. Sometimes, however, it’s easy to forget modern photography’s roots and what that can teach us. In this article we are going to look at treating your DSLR like an old […]

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How Much Post Production is Too Much?

How Much Post Production is Too Much?

A recent article I wrote here on Lightstalking demonstrated how to add life to a flat image.  It showed a fairly mundane image being turned into something somewhat more striking. Whilst writing that article, there was a major controversy brewing in the photographic world, when the Landscape Photographer of the Year, David Bryne was stripped […]

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