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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mirror lock-up, a useful tool

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The quest for pin-sharp images, especially when having to use long exposures, is greatly helped by using tripods and remote releases, but there’s also mirror lock-up to give you a hand, too. The dampening features for DSLR camera mirrors are…

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Coping with negative comments

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No matter how cheerful your posts are, you will invariably have to deal with some naysayers and nasties at some point. Getting critical comments—be they constructive or otherwise—is absolutely unavoidable for any blogger. In fact, fear of such comments has…

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Giving panning a go

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As well as using an ultra-short shutter speed to freeze motion, you can also help make sure the subject remains sharp by panning with your camera—a technique that can also come to your aid when the lighting means you have…

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Creating colourful close-ups

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Close-up photos are a surprisingly rich source of interesting colours and colour combinations and much of the colour found in the macro world comes as a complete surprise when we capture it in photographs because so few of us take…

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Timing the sun

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While you might not think that meteorology or trigonometry come high on the list of necessary topics for photographers, you might find that running through the basics will help in identifying the kinds of light that bring richness to photography….

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