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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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Photography Techniques - 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 techniques and therefore taking better photographs.

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Photo Ideas - Things to do with your Images.

Here are some photo ideas that you might like to try out with your better photographs.

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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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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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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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New Zealand - A visit to North Island.

New Zealand is a stunning location with photo opportunities wherever you visit.

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Costa Rica - An adventure right from the start.

The adventure across central Costa Rica began with drive through Braulio Carillo National Park, lush and mountainous.

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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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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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Helsinki - Blending the New with the Old.

Helsinki doesn't feature on many people's bucket lists of places to photograph. But with its wide range of classical and modern architectural styles, seaside location with adjacent islands, outdoor museums, and busy event calendar, there's lots to see and do. It's very seasonal, and a good base for onward travel to photogenic locations across the Nordic region.

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Digital Photo Blending - Starting with the Camera and then to the Software.

Digital photo blending, or exposure blending as it is also known, is a very effective way of combining two or more photos of the same scene for special effect - movement and sharpness for example.

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Sometimes it has to be printed ...


"Captured : Printed : Framed"

Soon after my trip to Scotland last May, I enjoyed processing and sharing my favourite photos of the Highlands.

Since then, good summer weather meant that much of my time has been taken up by gardening and golf. With autumn fast approaching and before our trip next month to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary, I have been printing three of the scenes which have a special meaning to us.

None of my existing frames seemed approriate to display the A3+ prints beside our staircase. My usual framer has retired and another local firm seemed very expensive.

Following a search on the internet, I came across eFrame.co.uk. Research revealed some good customer write-ups so I decided to give them a try. The custom, hand made frames arrived this morning and are now in place.



Excellent product quality, help, service and value for money.

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Better Digital Photo Printing

Better digital photo printing depends upon getting your colour management right every time.

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Autumn Photographs - A challenge for your technical abilities.

Taking autumn photographs challenges your photographic abilities and encourages you to be more creative with your perspectives.

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Colour Temperature - The colour of light affects the colours in your photograph

The colours in your photograph may look different from how you remember them when you took it. This is often because of the colour temperature of the light.

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Long Exposures - Creating Surreal Effects.

How to achieve long exposures to create surreal effects.

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Birds in Flight.

Birds in Flight in Low Light.

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