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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.

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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A Brief History of the Flash in Photography (Isn’t It Nice Not to Die From Them Anymore?)

A Brief History of the Flash in Photography (Isn’t It Nice Not to Die From Them Anymore?)

Flash is something we take for granted in photography today. Many of our cameras have built in flashguns, there are powerful and incredibly sophisticated mounted flashguns, wireless slaves and of course studio flash lights with incredible versatility. Of course it hasn’t always been that way, yet the requirement we have for flash these days still […]

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The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool in the form of scaling. Content Aware tools have become a powerful and important part of modern photoshop work and can dramatically increase the speed at which certain tasks can be accomplished.  […]

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So How Does Zenfolio Stack Up as a Place to Host your Photographs?

So How Does Zenfolio Stack Up as a Place to Host your Photographs?

Presentation is king in photography, after all, what is the point of taking stunning images and then keeping them to yourself. A website should be considered part of the photographer’s “kit”, something that anyone with a passion for photography should have. We, as photographers are by our very nature, creative people and many of us […]

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Is There Life after Photoshop?

Is There Life after Photoshop?

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of photography over the last month of so, has been Adobe’s decision to move its Creative Suite software to the Cloud and with it, photographer’s right to “own” the software. Whilst some may argue that you never truly own software, you merely license it, the fact remains that […]

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4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

For many of us, photography goes beyond a hobby, it becomes a passion, an addictive high that we must obtain at every opportunity. The joy of discovering a unique angle or freezing a moment in time consumes us, we strive to improve with every shot. Sometimes though, the love affair can turn sour, the passion […]

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Is Your Camera Gear at Risk in Extreme Weather?

Is Your Camera Gear at Risk in Extreme Weather?

Are you a fair weather photographer? Whilst warm sun and blue skies are undoubtably the photographer’s friend, you could be missing out on some of the most evocative and moody images by avoiding extreme weather. The most obvious reason for avoiding extremes of weather is the worry that your expensive photographic equipment could be damaged, […]

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A Look at 500px for Showcasing your Images

A Look at 500px for Showcasing your Images

Most of us know and enjoy Flickr, it has been around for around 9 years now, a veritable lifetime in internet years. Whilst a massive and popular site, Flickr is perhaps not the best way these days to showcase your images. It is awash with snapshots of just about everything, from holiday snaps to unboxing […]

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Icebergs: Photographing the Ice Giants

Icebergs: Photographing the Ice Giants

Icebergs hold and intense fascination for many of us. These behemoths of the sea are both strikingly beautiful yet as the the Titanic disaster one hundred years ago shows us, they are also deadly. The iceberg that sank the Titanic originated on the west coast of Greenland, and it is along this coast that we […]

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