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Your favorite photographer

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Harry Flashman
If you are interested in photography (and I presume you must be if you are reading this column) then you probably have bought a few photography books, and by now…

Help me! It’s Songkran again!

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Harry Flashman
I am not looking forward to Songkran.  In fact, I dislike Songkran.  If it were one day it would be fun, but days of being soaked, is not.  However, there…

Panning - and digital difficulties

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Harry Flashman
Digital cameras are undoubtedly a step forwards, but using them is not always easy.  Take shooting moving objects by panning.  This is the most popular technique for action sports photographers,…

Shooting animals (and children)!

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Harry Flashman
Never go in front of the footlights with children or animals used to be the maxim for stage performers.  You could say the same for photographers.  While every mother and…

Is a tripod necessary?

Friday, 21 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 12 By Harry Flashman
One of the hallmarks of the enthusiastic amateur is a tripod.  A proper tripod, and not one of those flimsy aluminium tripods which are the hallmarks of the amateur who…

Photographing the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Friday, 14 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By Harry Flashman
Before we begin, please note it is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, not the Leaning Tower of Pizza.  Big difference! Even for those people who do not work in real…

Still life and photographic action

Friday, 07 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 10 By Harry Flashman
While most amateur photographers look for live models to photograph, one area of photography that can teach you creativity and lighting is Still Life photography.

Looking again at the man in the moon

Friday, 28 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 9 By Harry Flashman
After viewing the interview on PMTV with the American astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria it reminded me of our photographic exploits in space.  Michael has had four space missions to the International…

The 2014 photo project

Friday, 21 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 8 By Harry Flashman
This week I am proposing a personal Pattaya Photo Project that costs nothing to enter, and images from any camera are accepted.  Yes, you do not need to have an…

Contre Jour - another French connection?

Friday, 14 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 7 By Harry Flashman
It is quite a while since I mentioned Contre Jour, but it is such an important factor in photography that it is important to learn how to handle it. Now…

How to get a portfolio together

Friday, 07 February 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By Harry Flashman
You have gone into 2014 by buying an expensive DSLR camera.  Would you now like your expensive camera to start paying for itself?  I am sure that for many of…

Night photography

Friday, 31 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 5 By Harry Flashman
When you mention night photography, for many people this brings out images of gumshoes taking sneak shots through bedroom windows.  This week’s column has very little in common with private…

Taking the DUH out of DOF

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By Harry Flashman
I was discussing photography in general with a semi-pro this week.  We were going through the remarkable advances that there have been, particularly regarding the burgeoning camera-phone as the medium…

Improving your photography in 2014

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3 By Harry Flashman
OK, you have been given a Digital SLR for New Year, and you are keen to improve over the photographs you took last year with your compact point and shoot…

Phone Cams - can they produce good results?

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2 By Harry Flashman
Having had a professional photography studio for many years, using all formats of film cameras, I was very reluctant to join the digital movement.  However, like gravity, the effects of…
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