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Does GoPro make you a Pro as well?

Friday, 31 July 2015 Current Issue By Harry Flashman
The big mover in cameras has to be the GoPro series.  Motorcycle riders have started to sprout these strange appendages on the top of their helmets, and no even semi-serious…
Friday July 24 - July 30, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 30)

Autography – the way of the future?

Friday, 24 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 30 By Harry Flashman
When digital photography first became affordable for the average photographer, I was not convinced that it would be the success that it has become. I am not a technophobe, but…
Friday July 17 - July 23, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 29)

The sky’s the limit

Friday, 17 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 29 By Harry Flashman
For some reason I woke early last week. The time was 5.45 and I staggered to the bedroom window and looked out, in time to be greeted by a brilliant…
Friday July 10 - July 16, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 28)

Just a touch of dampness

Friday, 10 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 28 By Harry Flashman
If you haven’t noticed, we have had some particularly inclement weather recently. However, rather than sitting down in front of the goggle box, it is actually time to rush out…
Friday July 3 - July 9, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 27)

Lighting is everything

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27 By Harry Flashman
With the sophistication in cameras these days, the casual photographer can be excused for thinking that there is nothing to getting good shots. Set the camera’s mode to G for…
Friday June 26 - July 2, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 26)

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…
Friday June 19 - June 25, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 25)

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”,…
Friday June 12 - June 18, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 24)

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…
Friday June 5 - June 11, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 23)

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…
Friday May 29 - June 4, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 22)

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.
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…
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