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To One and All ...



"Happy Easter"



Protect your HARD WORK

BEWARE. Good reasons to remember the guidelines and warnings.

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The Work of Patrick Foster ...


"Beyond the Image Gallery"

'Irish Memories'
by Patrick Foster

Friday 18th - Sunday 27th April

"Perhaps because I am Irish, but have lived and worked in England for most of my life, I use my photography to bring me closer to the Ireland I love and miss, this is my way of 'not forgetting' my roots and especially how things used to be.

My work suggests a rural idyll that today is unattainable. The encroachment of the modern world or new technology into the Ireland of my childhood, I consider to be anathema; I therefore eliminate most forms of modernisation from my work, without destroying the honesty, and intimacy of the scene.

I suppose I am subconsciously encapsulating the heritage of an age."


All are invited to meet Patrick and hear more about his work on Saturday 19th April, 2 - 4pm.



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Free downloadable photographs, free Wallpaper and Facebook Timeline Covers for your collection.

At Better Photographs you can get free help from fellow photographers, learn from master photographers and receive free downloadable photographs as well.

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Professional Women Photographers - SPRING 2014 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CALL FOR ENTRY

Throughout the year, PWP sponsors several calls for entry that help fulfill the organization's mission of advancing women in photography. There are member-only calls, as well as international calls that are also open to the general public.
International Open Calls for Entry are one of PWP's primary fund-raising tools, allowing us to raise money needed to support our educational, networking, and community outreach programs.

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Camera Focus - Controlling the Lens to your Advantage

Focus of the Lens - How to take advantage of the lens' shape for better photographs with Depth of Field.

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Photography Exposure - What it means and why it is so important to get it right

Do your photographs always turn out just right or are they sometimes too light or too dark? Discover what photography exposure means and why it is so important to get it right.

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Photography Lighting - A Critical Element, though often forgotten

Photography Lighting - If there is one element that can make or break a photograph it is lighting and yet, it is often the least considered element, even if it is thought of at all.

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Photo Composition - What is in the picture and where it is

With photo composition, deciding what to include and where to place it can turn a snap shot into a better photograph.

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Water, water, every where, and all the boards did shrink ...


"The Hampshire Wetlands"

Having enjoyed a month in Vietnam - touring from Hanoi in the north to Saigon (most of the locals still call it that) in the south, followed by superb rest and relaxation on the island of Phu Quoc - the UK has greeted me with yet more rain and floods.

Fortunately my house is on a hill but the next village is flooded with some folk evacuated from their homes. Despite five pumps taking the water to a nearby river, an underground spring is winning the battle. My thoughts go to all those affected by this unusual weather - next thing we'll know is there is a drought and water shortage!!

I'll soon be working on the photos taken on my tour once the inevitable correspondence, housework, gardening etc. is under control. Meanwhile, Happy New Month to one and all and here's the latest Photo of the Month from Eric Hatch.

More of Eric's work can be seen on his website at www.hatchphotoartistry.com



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Taking a break from the floods ...


"Vietnam - Here I Come"

I'm about to take a break away from the long, very wet British winter. I've never visited Vietnam before though some friends have suggested I should. I hope to get some good shots but with a difference this time - I'll be trying out my new iPad.

Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a superb image from Taylor Baskin for February's free downloadable wallpaper. You can see more of Taylor's inspired photographs on his Facebook Page at - www.facebook.com/jtbaskinphoto



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at Better Photographs then just contact me.


Some creative projects to kick the year off ...




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Black and White Photographs - Taking them can make you a Better Photographer.

Black and white photographs can convey a timeless, 'classic' look that simply isn't possible with colour.

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Photography Technique - How to take better photographs.

Learning and understanding the basics of how to set up the camera yourself actually takes you a long way towards improving your photography technique and therefore taking better photographs.

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Photography Workflow - How to prevent Overflow.

A disciplined photography workflow is essential if you want to spend more time behind the camera than in front of the computer.

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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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Snow Photography - How to take better photographs of snow.

Here are some snow photography tips to help make sure snow stays white and bright.

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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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Photography Masterclass - Learn from the Experts.

Following a photography masterclass from an experienced specialist will help you take better photographs.

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