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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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Calibrating the Camera Screen - how to get the most from it.

Assessing exposure correctly using the LCD camera screen will reduce wasted shots and time spent on the computer.

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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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Photography Composition - Understanding the basics can revolutionise your shots.

It’s a truism that, however good your camera is, your shots will stand or fall by your understanding of good photography composition.

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Fairground Photographs - Simple tricks on how to get stunning shots.

Bright lights and thrilling action are ideal for creating great Fairground Photographs and family memories.

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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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Photography Tutorials - Video Tutorials for All Photographers.

Learn how to take better photos with these photography tutorials.

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