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Make your photos ‘different’

Friday, 29 May 2015 Current Issue By Harry Flashman
How can you make your photographs stand out from everyone else’s? It’s not all that difficult, but you have to start to cultivate what I call the photographic eye.
Friday May 22 - May 28, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 21)

Dimming vision and the photographic eye

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Harry Flashman
As one gets older, physical activity is important - just getting out of the house or condo can be an enjoyment in itself. This is where photography is so good…
Friday May 15 - May 21, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 20)

How good is Auto-Focus

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Harry Flashman
Today’s young photographers have grown up with Auto-Focus (AF), so they will be unaware of the first AF cameras with ‘whizz’ ‘whizz’ ‘whizz’ as the camera tried to focus, especially…
Friday May 8 - May 14, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 19)

And a bottle of dark paint

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Harry Flashman
My first photography studio was painted white. Not externally, but internally. My next studio was painted black internally, and was a much better studio. Why? It all came back to…
Friday May 1 - May 7, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 18)

Fooling the diners

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Harry Flashman
Now that ‘selfies’ seem to be the most important photographs that anyone can take, have you noticed that straight after the posted selfie comes pix of what the person ate?…
Friday April 24 - April 30, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 17)

Low budget and black velvet

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17 By Harry Flashman
One item required by all pro photographers is a large roll of black velvet. This initially ‘strange’ item has many uses, including what I like to call “low budget special…
Friday April 17 - April 23, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 16)

Looking at (and through) lenses

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Harry Flashman
I met a young chap who has a keen interest in photography and had a lens on his DSLR, the like of which I had never seen before. It was…
Friday April 10 - April 16, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 15)

Photographing Songkran and staying dry?

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15 By Harry Flashman
I do not like Songkran. If it were one day it would be fun, but days of being soaked, is not. However, there is no getting away from the fact…
Friday April 3 - April 9, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 14)

How to sell over the internet

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14 By Harry Flashman
Pattaya seems to be filled with super sales personnel. Every second person, and especially the ladies, has a scheme to export Thai artifacts to the thirsting throngs back in their…
Friday March 27 - April 2, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 13)

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…
Friday March 20 - March 26, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 12)

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…
Friday March 13 - March 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 11)

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…
Friday March 6 - March 12, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 10)

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…
Friday February 27 - March 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 9)

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…
Friday February 20 - February 26, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 8)

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…
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