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20 Jul 2012 | 19 Comments | 18,068 views
Tips & Ideas for Travel Photography

I’ve steadily become more and more drawn into the world of travel photography, trying to learn and practice at every opportunity and I’m now at the point where I’m not sure if I’m travelling to take photos or taking photos of my travels. This is what’s worked for me as I’ve worked to broaden my geographic & photographic horizons…

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5 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 34,277 views
Guide to Choosing Binoculars for Birdwatching

As with almost everything in life and especially in the world of optics, there is no such thing as the perfect birding binocular and one size will not fit all, it is all about compromises and deciding what features are most important to you and your particular needs.

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23 Mar 2012 | 3 Comments | 9,599 views
Graphics Tablets 101

Pre my Wacom days I was anti-Graphics Tablet. Then I moved jobs and there on my new desk was a Wacom Intuos 3 Graphics Tablet. Horrified at the thought of using one, I decided to listen to the old adage: the only thing to fear was fear itself.

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25 Jan 2012 | 23 Comments | 22,189 views
Start a year-long Photography Project in 2012!

A photography project that many photographers choose to get involved in is a 365 project. If it’s not obvious already; you take a photo every day for a whole year (and since 2012 is a leap year, you’ll need to take an extra photo!)

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18 Aug 2011 | 39 Comments | 30,660 views
Wild Bird Photography

It is just not possible to do full justice to a topic as specialised as this in a brief blog – this has been my prime photo interest for over 15 years and I am still learning (and who knows, hopefully improving), but I hope I can give you an outline of a few things that will help you. So where shall I start then? At the end of course!

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28 Jul 2011 | 30 Comments | 21,991 views
An Introduction to Street Photography

Street photography is all about making a visual record of our era and I think it does this better than anything else. Television is filtered and polished and often there’s an agenda. So too with newspapers and magazines. But street photography is honest, unposed and speaks volumes

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28 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | 20,225 views
Tips for Getting Started as a Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography is big business these days. Thatʼs why so many wishing to earn a living as a photographer (either part or full-time) want to become a wedding photographer. However, wedding photography is not all about taking some images on a day. Itʼs more work than most people realise and before they know it, it is too late! Here are my top tips to help you get started…

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20 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 12,643 views
Event Photography Gear and Guide

Posters advertising county shows, fetes, gala days and various sporting attractions will be popping up on lamp-posts and telegraph poles across the country, and from a photogragrapher’s point of view many of these events can be an absolute photo goldmine. This blog post assumes that you’ll be at these events and one of potentially thousands of spectators and looks at some of the gear and techniques that may come in handy.

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4 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 11,152 views
Long Exposures with an NDx1000 Filter

Yes, I imagine there are a handful of industrial photographers in this world who wish to take photographs of the inside of blast furnaces and/or incinerators from time to time, but there are many more “normal” photographers who wish to use long-exposure techniques for artistic and creative purposes. For these photographers, the solution is the NDx1000 filter.

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22 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 3,521 views
Potion Bottles Photoshop walkthrough

Hopefully you’ll have already read the Simple Glass Still Life post on the blog. If you haven’t, you might want to, or this one will make very little sense. Following that post there were several requests for a more detailed step-by-step description of the Photoshop process used to create the digitally manipulated images, so that’s what this is. Don’t say we never listen!