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Life in 50mm: The Photographer’s Lens

For most photographers, the 50mm lens is the first one they buy, right after the one that comes with their camera. Why? Because they’re cheap, easy-to-carry, and they allow for some amazing creative options, with even the most modestly priced offering stunning bokeh. If you don’t have one already, once you’ve started reading Life in […]

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Drone Buying Advice From Our Expert Author

Adam Juniper, author of the Complete Guide to Drones, has some tips for those looking to pick up a new drone for themselves or a loved one. Fun Learning with Tello The RYZE Tello; it’s like learning, but you’ll be having too much fun to notice. Imagine a drone built using Intel and DJI tech, […]

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Top 5 Christmas Gift Books for Photographers​

If you’re shopping for photography lovers this Christmas, you can’t go wrong with a good book. Here are a few of our favourites from 2018, all shown alongside the latest pricing from Amazon so you can check the latest pricing and be sure it’ll arrive in time for the big day.  The Photography Bible  | […]

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The Photography Show 2018

Once again, ilex will be heading to The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham with a pile full of bargains for stand visitors and the opportunity to meet some of our stars. Please join us from 17th to 20th March (we also note that Comicon will be on in nearby parts of the NEC on […]

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The advantages of midday light

Do you ever recall old gunfight scenes in Western movies, where the gunfighters set up their showdown for high noon, whenever you think about taking photos at midday? It was probably the worst possible time for a gun duel because the light is typically extremely harsh, there’s an ocean of glare and the eyes of […]

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What they Didn’t Teach You in Photo School

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British Life Photography Awards Portfolio Out Now

Last night I was proudly able to hand out copies to the winners, runners-up and highly-commended photographers who feature in the inaugural British Life Photography Awards Portfolio, and to congratulate the winners on their beautiful, revealing & interesting portrait of Britain. Ilex has been a partner of the British Life Photography Awards since the start, […]

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Taking care of shadows

The phrases ‘expose to the right’ or ‘expose for the highlights’ are common in photography. Protecting the highlights in a photo is regarded as important, because it’s easier to salvage shadow detail than it is to repair blown highlights. But the shadows do still require some attention! Here, you can see lots of blocked shadows. […]

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Win £100 worth of photography books for World Photo Day

Today the photographic community will mark 175 years of photography with World Photo Day. The annual event has been running since 2010, with the goal to unite local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography. Since its initial launch, The World Photo Day project has grown from an idea into a global event as […]

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Amateur Photographer Offer (and claiming help)

Amateur Photographer are getting a free eBook So why not pick up a copy? Help claiming your offer If you’re having any trouble claiming your offer (we’ve heard of a few issues with Firefox) then you might want to check out our help page. Essentially if the web address in the magazine doesn’t work for […]

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Lewes Waterstones brightens our day!

Lewes Waterstones is open Although this site makes it a snap to download digital books from our eBook Store, ilex’s range of books can also be found in bricks-and-mortar bookstores and today’s opening of the new Lewes Waterstones – not 200 meters from our offices – reminded me (Adam) what a nice experience that could be. […]

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Drone photography 101: Get your camera in the air

Drone photography is amazing It’s impossible not to be excited about the possibilities of drone photography, taking pictures from the skies using remote-controlled aircraft piloted by your own very hands is both wonderful for your clients, offering angles you never dared to before, and immense fun for you! Taking off that first time is a […]

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