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Ed Verosky Wants to Make You a Better Photographer. Here’s What We Think of That

Ed Verosky Wants to Make You a Better Photographer. Here’s What We Think of That

Photography is many things — a profession for some, a hobby for others, a fascinating mingling of art and science; but, perhaps more than anything, photography is a learning experience. And like anything in life, there is always room for growth and improvement, always room for new ideas. Even the most experienced photographers recognize the […]

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Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography by Ed Verosky

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography by Ed Verosky

The title of Ed Verosky’s latest ebook, Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography, says it all. Each digitally rendered page contains valuable, practical, easily digestible instructions, hints, and tips on how to shine a flattering light on your portrait subjects. To call the book “basic” isn’t a bad thing. Amidst a sea of photography how-to literature, […]

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Review: Shooting Stars – How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR by Phil Hart

Review: Shooting Stars – How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR by Phil Hart

Shooting Stars – How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR by Phil Hart is a complete guide to taking amazing photos of the night sky.  If you own and understand the basic controls of a DSLR and a tripod, then with this book you can get started on capturing compelling images and/or […]

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First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100s

First Impressions of the Fujifilm X100s

I recently took delivery of my first Fujifilm camera, the X100s. There have been some supply issues with UK stockists, I initially ordered this camera in early February so I was very excited to finally get my hands on it. The primary focus of this post is to see how easy it is to use […]

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10 Inspirational Photo Books

10 Inspirational Photo Books

This is a guest post by Phil Hill, a travel photographer from the UK based in Australia. You can see more of Phil’s great work at his travel photography blog or follow him on Facebookor Twitter.  Teaching yourself stuff is great and gives an overwhelming sense of achievement that you, and no one else, made […]

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Ever Wanted to Know How a Pro Gets “That Look” in a Shot?

Ever Wanted to Know How a Pro Gets “That Look” in a Shot?

Recently, we were lucky enough to receive a review copy of Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook from the good folks who work with Kevin. It’s a new addition to Kevin’s already impressive work in education material and we have been going through it quite thoroughly. For those of you who like the detail of a “how […]

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Get c’t Digital Photography Magazine – It’s Damn Good

Get c’t Digital Photography Magazine – It’s Damn Good

Earlier this year we were made aware of a new quarterly photography magazine out of Europe called c’t Digital Photography. After taking a look at a few issues, we have to say that this new magazine has shot up our list of favourites and is now on our “must buy” list when we hit the […]

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The Rough Guide to Digital Photography by Sophie Goldsworthy

The Rough Guide to Digital Photography by Sophie Goldsworthy

“The Rough Guide to Digital Photography is designed to help you get to grips with the technology, to work out what you need to know and the kit you really need (rather than what the manufacturers claim you need).” This is the claim made in the opening sentence describing what this new book is about […]

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Perfect Layers by onOne Software: Bringing Layers to Lightroom

Perfect Layers by onOne Software: Bringing Layers to Lightroom

Recently I was introduced to Perfect Layers, an add-on or stand-alone program that gives layer functionality to photo editing software like Lightroom and Aperture. Now I’m a Photoshop guy and don’t use either programs often, but I do enjoy the clean workflow that both Lightroom and Aperture provide (especially for high-volume projects) and see why many […]

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REVIEW: “Andes” by Andrew Gibson

REVIEW: “Andes” by Andrew Gibson

The talented Andrew Gibson has recently released another invaluable photography ebook, this time covering the topic of traveling to South America. In the simply-titled “Andes”, Andrew discusses his journey through South America and reveals the hows and whys to some of the most impressive photos I’ve seen. Andrew starts off with a wonderful collection of […]

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