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Do you really need a tripod?

I could finish this week’s column by answering the “Do you really need a tripod?” by just writing one word - “YES!”  However,...

First aid for wounded cameras

Who hasn’t fallen over in the past 12 months?  If you didn’t, then you are lucky.  The statistics puts it about every 10...

Parky – the extraordinary showman

Norman Parkinson has been dead for many years, but the photographic world is that much poorer without him.  He was a photographer who...

Come alive with Still Life photography

One aspect of photography, which is generally ignored by the amateur, is ‘Still Life’.  This is a shame because shooting still life can...

f8 and be there

Go to many of the photography forums (‘fora’?) and look up photojournalism you will find many discussions on who first uttered the immortal...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77

At what stage does a camera cease to record ‘real’ images and instead present the photographer something that has been ‘photoshopped’ before even...

Flashing in the daytime

I have written many times about not using the flash for low light pictures, but today I will do a complete turn-around.  Use...

Photo projects for quiet Sundays

I am a great believer in photo projects to aid the weekend photographer develop the ‘photographic eye’.  There is so much more to...

How to get ‘professional’ pictures

Like all things in this life, practice makes perfect.  It is the same for photography - the more photos you take, the better...

“Auto” can be good for you

I spend a lot of time in this column suggesting to the weekend photographer that he or she should take the camera off...

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