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Man Ray and Kiki, photography’s existentialists

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26 By Harry Flashman
When you say a city is ‘raunchy’ is your first thought Pattaya? Many countries have found themselves with the title of “raunchy”, and in fact, Pattaya gets its fair swag…

Which lens? For what? And why.

Friday, 19 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 25 By Harry Flashman
Look! There goes a ‘real’ photographer! Any pro shooter, or even a serious amateur, can be recognized with their photographer’s jacket pockets stuffed with lenses. Fish eye, wide angle, “normal”,…

Playing around and it’s not golf!

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24 By Harry Flashman
Last week I mentioned that I came across a case full of filters which I had presumed lost. The treasure trove included Neutral Density filters (ND1-4), red and green filters…

Do you really need ALL that stuff?

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23 By Harry Flashman
I have to admit I stumbled across an alloy box the other day, which I hadn’t seen (or missed) for many years. It was one of those items you lug…

Make your photos ‘different’

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 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.

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…
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