Snap Shots

Bringing a 12 year old up to speed

Friday, 12 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 7 By Harry Flashman
My 12 year old daughter had expressed an interest in photography. Her only prior forays into the realms of Daguerre were taking ‘selfies’ with her phone camera. So when she…

Lartigue – the man who shot what pleased him!

Friday, 05 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 6 By Harry Flashman
Studying famous photographers from the past can help you understand the art of photography, even in this electronic age. Jacques-Henri Lartigue was the first photographer to show that equipment comes…

Picture Taking for Dummies

Friday, 29 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 5 By Harry Flashman
My 11 year old daughter asked me to show her how to use my camera. I agreed, but did nothing. Children’s enthusiasm does wax and wane, so hence my tardiness.…

How ‘mega’ do you want your pixels?

Friday, 22 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 4 By Harry Flashman
Did you get a new camera for Xmas, New Year or your birthday? Or did you get a newer smartphone? You know, one of those phones that does everything other…

Items you must have!

Friday, 15 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 3 By Harry Flashman
This week’s column is dedicated to those of you that have just got a new camera. Especially if this is your first camera. Cameras do need looking after, and today’s…

Photography for children

Friday, 08 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 2 By Harry Flashman
Did someone give your child a camera this Xmas? It could be his or her passport to millions, as good photographers can demand very high fees. However, you have to…

Videography for amateurs

Friday, 01 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 1 By Harry Flashman
Did you get a video camera for Xmas? Or a DSLR that has a video function? Do you know how to use it? Video is becoming more popular every day.…

Smartphones vs digital cameras

Friday, 25 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 52 By Harry Flashman
Just as digital cameras changed the photographic world, so did smartphones 20 years later. In fact, smartphones have all but killed the low end of the compact camera market.

A few basics

Friday, 18 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 51 By Harry Flashman
Over the years, the questions I receive tend to be about the same subjects, and not related to digital problems. I did get something new the other day, however. The…

Age is no barrier

Friday, 11 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 50 By Harry Flashman
I received a communication the other day from one of the readers of this column who wrote, “Up until quite recently I had no particular interest in Photography, for many…

Composition, Composition, Composition!

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By Harry Flashman
The cameras that are now available for the weekend photographer are amazing in their abilities. Now we have almost got to rewrite the manuals of photography.

A 366 page manual

Friday, 27 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 48 By Harry Flashman
I received this letter from one of the regular readers: Dear Harry, I read, with interest, your article, “Buying a new camera”, published in the Pattaya Mail (October 16, 2015).…

Catching the action in Still Life

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By Harry Flashman
Still Life photography must be easy as you don’t have to direct models or supervise make-up. Everything is just sitting there, waiting for the photographer to push the button. Oh…

WYSIWYG – learn that first!

Friday, 13 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 46 By Harry Flashman
Modern digital cameras, both SLR and point and shoot (and I put smartphones in that category) are all very clever with zoom lenses and modes to cover everything. But they…

The Future is L16?

Friday, 06 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 45 By Harry Flashman
There is a company called “Light” which might have the start of the new camera revolution. Called the L16, it is unlike any camera that has gone before. Looking like…

Electronic gremlins

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By Harry Flashman
Inside every piece of electronic equipment is a pre-loaded gremlin. For example, my ever-so-smart telephone (which is a lot smarter than me) will just not connect to the presumed destination.…

10 Digital Tips for SLRs

Friday, 23 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 43 By Harry Flashman
I was asked to put together a small “instruction” sheet for new DSLR users, and so here it is. While the compact point and shooter is a great way to…

Buying a new camera

Friday, 16 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 42 By Harry Flashman
I am not in love with the social media, used by most media watchers to publicly profess private feelings, with a photo of lunch attached. It always makes me glad…

f8 and be there

Friday, 09 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 41 By Harry Flashman
Photojournalists can have a problem with morality and ethics. The following test shows just how much stress there can be for these photographers. The situation: You are in Pattaya. There…

They don’t call it the “Wet Season” for no reason

Friday, 02 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 40 By Harry Flashman
We’ve just had the tail end of a cyclone and did it ever dump some rain on our city. One evening it was almost impossible to get anywhere as there…
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