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Believe it or not!

Friday, 27 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 13 By Harry Flashman
One of my friends sent me the following link http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/2015/03/11/believe-photos-taken-iphone/ thinking that I would be flabbergasted at the images captured by a smartphone. I was sorry that I had to…

Fun with Filters

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12 By Harry Flashman
“New” photographers tend to splurge on filters, happily screwing on the latest filter purchase, no matter whether the subject matter will be enhanced by the addition on the front of…

You Butterfly!

Friday, 13 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 11 By Harry Flashman
I was reminded about helicopters this week when I overheard a young lady saying accusingly to her male partner, “You not butterfly, you helicopter!” To which the quick-witted young man…

Ten tips for better pix

Friday, 06 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 10 By Harry Flashman
Photography is a continuous learning process. Even at the professional level, photographers are experimenting with new processes, new techniques and even shared knowledge to improve their images. To become a…

Getting on stage

Friday, 27 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 9 By Harry Flashman
The impetus for this week’s column came from the rock concert during the Burapha Bike Week. This was the real deal in rock music, with our local musicians playing with…

Making a small fortune out of photography

Friday, 20 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 8 By Harry Flashman
There is only one totally accepted way of making a small fortune out of professional photography - and that is to start with a large one. However, even amateur photographers…

Reading books can help your photography

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Harry Flashman
“You Press the Button, We Do the Rest” was an advertising slogan coined by George Eastman, the founder of Kodak in 1888. He was the rightful father of popular photography,…

Turning back the clock

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Harry Flashman
We would all like to turn the clock back, and for more than just cosmetic reasons. There are those people in the world who have been exploring the technologies of…

How to have a grey day

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Harry Flashman
Are your photographs coming out grey? No really strong blacks or whites any more? Black cars turning out as grey cars? White cats turning into grey cats? Could be your…

“Essentials” for your camera bag

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Harry Flashman
If you are keen on photography as a hobby, then as well as a decent camera (generally a DSLR with a range of lenses) you will have a decent camera…

Is there a cure for Thai disease?

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. - George Bernard Shaw Dutch disease Dutch disease is a term coined by The Economist in the late 1970s.1 It…

175 Years of Photography

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3 By Harry Flashman
Very soon we will be coming up to 200 years of photography. Everything about photography has changed remarkably in the past 175 years since Louis Daguerre went on to develop…

Where is the instruction manual?

Friday, 09 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 2 By Harry Flashman
“When all else fails - read the instruction manual” is always some very good advice, and the answer to many photographic problems can be found in it. However, this does…

Teaching children how to use a camera

Friday, 02 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 1 By Harry Flashman
I have kept thousands of photographs I should have thrown away - however, they do have a value. They teach me what I did wrong, several times over! Looking over…

Improving your shots with a photo project

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Harry Flashman
There should be almost as much work in thinking about a photograph as there is in taking it. Great shots do not just ‘happen’, great shots are designed and planned…
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