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Using a New Camera - Preparing your Thoughts.

Having chosen it you are possibly about to experience one of photography's more frustrating times; having to wait before using a new camera - well until it's delivered or you receive it, maybe as a Christmas gift, anyway. NOW is the best time to prepare for getting the most out of it ...

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Choosing a New Camera - Which is the Best for You.

When choosing a New Camera, it's the glass that matters most.

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Light Painting - Creating your own Supernatural.

Light Painting is a creative, active, experimental sort of photography. And a lot of fun.

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Great Wildlife Pictures - How to take that Special Photo.

Wish you had taken those great wildlife pictures? Well here's how you can.

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2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year ...

The controversial winning image is all over Social Media. As it may cause some readers to be upset, I shall not post it here. Suffice to say that I dread the day when it might not be possible to take a photo like this one.

Hopefully initiatives like this will prevent such a time - http://kck.st/2xJV0te


 

BBC Wildlife Photography Tips

Easy to use Wildlife Photography Tips from BBC Wildlife Photographers.

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Landscape - A seasonal perspective

The changing seasons can have a profound effect on the landscape and, therefore, photographic techniques.

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Photography Exposure - A better understanding.

Some books and lessons to help improve your understanding of photography exposure.

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High Contrast - We can cope but our camera needs help.

Our eyes can cope with high contrast but a camera's sensor or film has a limited range so some of the light and dark parts of an image may be lost.

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Stopover ...


"Red Arrows Flying Low"

The Red Arrows flew low over regular contributor, Ron Sutton's garden yesterday afternoon...a big surprise...so he got his camera and followed them...so to speak!

They were doing a stopover at a small local airfield before flying on to a display. Managed to get these few images including a practice of one of their formations. The light wasn't great but when you're under their landing flightpath and they're only 100' above your head...who cares!

See more of Ron's shots of the Red Arrows at :-

 

 

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Cut and Paste - Copying part of one image to another.

Sometimes we want to cut and paste part of an image to another image or to another part of the original image.

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Macro Cameras - Which camera should I buy?

If you are considering Macro Cameras, how small do you want to go?

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Monitor Calibration - It pays to get it right.

Correct Monitor Calibration is essential to get consistent results.

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African Safari - An adventure in South Africa.

A South African Safari offers adventure and many photo opportunities. Here's some advice on how to make the most of it.

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Santorini - A Gem in the Greek Cyclades Islands.

Santorini in the Aegean Sea is a photographer's paradise.

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Venice - One of the most interesting cities in the world to visit and photograph.

Venice is truly a unique and beautiful place and one of the only cities that can boast having no roads for motorized vehicles in the main portion of the city.

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Sensational Sydney - To Tire of Sydney, is to Tire of Life.

When a man is tired of Sydney, he is tired of life; for there is in Sydney all that life can afford.

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Mont St Michel - A Spiritual Spire Ascendent.

Mont St Michel is an absolute must see if you are visiting Normandy or Brittany in the northern part of France.

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The Golden Triangle - A Magical Tour of India

Travelling the Golden Triangle presents many opportunities for better photographs with a difference.

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Snowdonia - The most stunning views that North Wales has to offer.

Snowdonia has so many outstanding vistas on the circular tour that the best advice is just to say - do it!

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