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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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White Balance - Getting the colours right.

You need to set the correct white balance for the camera to see what you see.

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Images in Email - How to make them a suitable size.

Images in Email often need to be reduced in size so as not to slow transmission down.

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Photography by Moonlight - Scenes in a Different Light.

Photography by moonlight is easy with practice. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Unexpected Results - Time to Reset the Camera?

If you get unexpected results and all else fails, try resetting the camera.

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Camera Focus Problem - Things to check before returning the camera.

If you have a camera focus problem, there are a couple of things to check before returning the camera.

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Cleaning a Camera - Essential for Better Photographs.

Cleaning a Camera is esential preventive maintenance if you want to achieve better photographs.

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Photographing a Painting - Easy when you know how.

Photographing a painting can prove disappointing but there are some straightforward techniques that improve results.

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Airplane Pictures - Avoiding the Haze.

How to take great airplane pictures without haze.

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Landscape Photography - Thoughts from the Master on how to take the best images.

Landscape Photography through the eyes of Charlie Waite - now widely revered internationally as the doyen of English landscape photographers.

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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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Photography Exposure - A better understanding.

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

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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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Understanding Histograms - Getting perfect exposure on your shots.

One of the advantages of digital cameras is that you can check the exposure of the photos you have just taken. This is easily done using the camera's histograms.

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Mastering Underwater Photography - The combination of two great pastimes.

There are millions of keen divers in the world but not many have mastered Underwater Photography.

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Landscape Photographs - Lovely shots whatever the weather.

Advice to help you achieve the finest landscape photographs whatever the weather - and you don't need an expensive camera to do it.

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Subjects by the Score ...


"A Plethora of Photo Opportunities"

An invitation from one of our readers.

Landscapes? Northern Lights? Flora & Fauna? Dog-Sleigh Rides & Winter Sports? World-class fishing? We’ve got them all at our idyllic, rural, location in Swedish Lapland. Even better, after an exhilarating day of adventure, you can relax in front of a log fire, or enjoy your own private outdoor sauna!


 
Your S/C holiday home-from-home is a traditional Swedish wooden house set in its own large garden. It’s fully-equipped for 6 people and has a secluded veranda where you can enjoy a quiet sundowner and perfect peace. There's free wifi, free parking, and bbq gear is provided.



Come and crunch along the frozen river, carrying your supplies for the day in a traditional “spark” (sledge); or in the summer months borrow our little rowing boat and catch your own dinner from the unspoilt Vindelälven River, just a stone’s throw from your door. We’re on hand to help you get the most from your holiday so come and join us – build an igloo, enjoy a stunning environment, or stay a little longer and perhaps write that book!

Full details at www.odensdawnlapland.com

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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The Sky - Taken for granted but offering limitless photo opportunities.

The Sky can function as the main subject of the shot, play a supportive role to a dominant foreground or act as an effective counterpart element.

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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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