Snap Shots

Getting on stage

Friday, 27 February 2015 Current Issue 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…
Friday February 13 - February 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 7)

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

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…
Friday January 30 - February 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 5)

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…
Friday January 23 - January 29, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 4)

“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…
Friday January 16 - January 22, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 3)

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…
Friday January 9 - January 15, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 2)

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…
Friday January 2 - January 8, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 1)

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…
Friday December 26 - January 1, 2015 (Vol. XXII No. 52)

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…
Friday December 19 - December 25, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 51)

Recording the New Year fireworks

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Harry Flashman
I was reminded of the tricks in shooting fireworks when we had the fireworks extravaganza a couple of weekends ago. I should have written this then, but better late than…
Friday December 12 - December 18, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 50)

Shapes, patterns and contrasts are eye-catchers

Friday, 12 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 50 By Harry Flashman
How do you get eye-catching photographs? Even in camera clubs there are more dull photographs than eye-catchers. So what is the secret? Amazingly, sometimes the commonest or simplest items can…
Friday December 5 - December 11, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 49)

The times they are a changin’

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Harry Flashman
Remember Bob Dylan’s ode to change?  The last verse went: “The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As the…
Friday November 28 - December 4, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 48)

Not so ‘smart’ phones

Friday, 28 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 48 By Harry Flashman
To be honest, I think that ‘smartphone’ photography is reaching down into the bottom of the barrel. Creativity, which is why I take photographs, has not really been possible with…
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