Snap Shots

How to take better group photographs

Friday, 25 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 30 By Harry Flashman
Along with the advent of “selfies”, we also have the group photos at some event or other with a row of people all holding their thumbs up.  No longer does…

Simple rules that will have you shooting like a pro

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Harry Flashman
If you read this column, then it goes to say that you want to improve your photography and get better pictures.  While there are plenty of photography books for sale…

Equipment?

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Harry Flashman
There is a trend in photographers to become technocrats and want the very latest DSLR, with all the bits and pieces that goes with it.  Whilst all the paraphernalia might…

Digitally polarized

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Harry Flashman
Weekend photographers who used polarizing filters in the days of film (remember waiting anxiously outside the one hour D&P shop for your prints?) have strangely seemed to avoid this filter…

Give your photographs some gold

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Harry Flashman
If you take a look at professional photographs of people outdoors, you will see photographs of people positively ‘glowing’ with health and vitality and have you ever wondered whether people…

Kids can take photos too

Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Harry Flashman
There is an unfortunate tendency to think that children cannot take good photographs.  This is wrong.  Children can, and do, take good shots. With every child and the neighbor’s dog…

The sky’s the limit

Friday, 13 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By Harry Flashman
There is a tendency to put the camera away when thinking about taking photographs at night.  It all seems a little hard, and the built-in flash on the camera is…

Andy Warhol

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By Harry Flashman
I covered the passing of the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson in 2004.  He was an artist/photographer remembered for his ability to record the human psyche in all its depth and complexity.

Hand holding for different results

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Harry Flashman
There is an urban legend that states you cannot hand hold a camera at a shutter speed slower than 1/60 second.  It is time to lay that urban legend to…

Better social media postings

Friday, 23 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 21 By Harry Flashman
Came across some interesting data on photography today.  With the advent of digital “see it now” technology and the “instant gratification” ideas in today’s young Generation Y’s, people in Australia,…

Finally, a camera that takes phone calls

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Harry Flashman
We are by now very used to smartphones that can do all sorts of electronic trickery, including taking passable photographs with around 20 MP sensors.  Up-load, down-load, Instagram, Facebook, the…

Secrets of a War Zone photographer

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Harry Flashman
The Hungarian Andre Friedmann is not a well known name in photography - but he found the way to fame.  Enter stage left an American war photographer called Robert Capa!

The Death of the Compact Camera

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Harry Flashman
Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a camera called the Box Brownie.  Box Brownie came on the market 114 years ago and its lineage can be traced…

From 35 mm to 24 MP

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Harry Flashman
It was the famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson who said, “Photography appears to be an easy activity; in fact, it is a varied and ambiguous process in which the only common…

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…
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