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About Jason Row

Jason Row is a British born travel photographer now living in Ukraine. His images have been licensed to companies such as Cunard, Ethiad and Virgin Atlantic as well as multiple newspapers and magazines. As well as shooting stills he is now creating travel stock video in 4K. He maintains a travel stock photography site at Jason Row Photography You can also catch up with him on Facebook at Facebook/TheOdessaFiles

The Pros and Cons of Chimping

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When I first started to get serious about digital imaging, back in the early 2000’s, there was one term I heard a lot – chimping. It was and is a bizarre term to denote the constant checking of the camera’s LCD screen directly after exposure. The term was made prominent by USA Today staff photographer […]

Flash Synchronisation Demystified


One area where newcomers to photography often struggle, is with the use of flash. We might have bought a flashgun with our camera or added one later but to many there seems to be a daunting learning curve to using a flash gun correctly. Guide numbers, power settings, fill in ratios and above all flash […]

A Guide to Layers and Blending in Gimp


Unlike some free software, Gimp is a powerful rival for its payware counterpart, Photoshop. Its depth and similarity to the Photoshop interface make it an ideal app for photographers on a budget. In previous articles we have looked making your images sparkle and how to add graduated filters. Today we are going to go […]

How to Use the New Panoramic and HDR tools in Lightroom CC

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The long awaited Lightroom 6, known as Lightroom CC to those using it on a subscription basis was an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade. There was however a number of important new features added, two in particular that are not only great additions but will make the photographer’s workflow much easier. They are of course […]

These Are the Silly Photography Arguments You Want to Avoid


Photography is a peaceful and relaxing, but sometimes solitary, pursuit, yet when photographers meet, whether virtually or in that place they call the real world, there is a good chance that an argument will start. Not the fisticuffs, comedic two guys fighting in the street type of argument, more the verbal, my Dad’s bigger than […]