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Some ‘rules’ for better shots

There is absolutely nothing metaphysical about photography.  Taking photos invokes only physical laws, and there is no camera yet invented that can get...

What Compact is the best?

Camera technology is accelerating at an enormous pace.  It only seems like a couple of years ago when we were looking at mini...

The photographic 11 commandments

Despite the advent of technologies that we now take for granted, such as auto-exposure and ‘instant’ review of shots, the practice of photography...

Do you really need a tripod?

I could finish this week’s column by answering the “Do you really need a tripod?” by just writing one word - “YES!”  However,...

First aid for wounded cameras

Who hasn’t fallen over in the past 12 months?  If you didn’t, then you are lucky.  The statistics puts it about every 10...

Parky – the extraordinary showman

Norman Parkinson has been dead for many years, but the photographic world is that much poorer without him.  He was a photographer who...

Come alive with Still Life photography

One aspect of photography, which is generally ignored by the amateur, is ‘Still Life’.  This is a shame because shooting still life can...

f8 and be there

Go to many of the photography forums (‘fora’?) and look up photojournalism you will find many discussions on who first uttered the immortal...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

At what stage does a camera cease to record ‘real’ images and instead present the photographer something that has been ‘photoshopped’ before even...

Flashing in the daytime

I have written many times about not using the flash for low light pictures, but today I will do a complete turn-around.  Use...

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