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Battle of the Brands: Fujifilm vs. Leica

Battle of the Brands: Fujifilm vs. Leica

Posted on 12-02-2020
Comparing two brands with retro stylings.

Fujifilm and Leica are two camera brands that both have long pedigrees and favour retro designs. What are the strengths of each, and why might you choose one over another? We discuss all this and more in our latest Battle of the Brands installment.

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How to Get Great Photos of Your Kids

How to Get Great Photos of Your Kids

Posted on 05-02-2020
How to capture your child's energy in a beautiful image.

Some of the most important images you'll ever take will be of your kids - if you can get them to sit still! We discuss how to take great shots of your children, including techniques and camera settings.

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Tags: kids
Getting Started with Macro Photography

Getting Started with Macro Photography

Posted on 29-01-2020
Diving into the world of macro photography.

Macro photography can turn everyday objects into fascinating subjects. We present a guide intended for those looking to hit the ground running with macro photography.

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Tags: macro
How Flash Can Enhance Your Portrait Photography

How Flash Can Enhance Your Portrait Photography

Posted on 22-01-2020
How to use flash to improve your portrait.

Utilising flash is a major step to adding new levels of creativity to your portrait photography. In this article we discuss what flash can offer, different uses, and cover a number of important flash terms and concepts.

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10 Favourite Lightroom Tools & Tips - Part 2

10 Favourite Lightroom Tools & Tips - Part 2

Posted on 16-01-2020
Pro photographer Sharon Blance gives us round 2 of her top Lightroom tips.

A continuation of our series in which pro photographer Sharon Blance outlines her top Adobe Lightroom tips and tools! These tips will save you time and improve your editing workflow.

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Tags: Lightroom
Focus Stacking for Macro Photography

Focus Stacking for Macro Photography

Posted on 13-01-2020
How to utilise focus stacking in your macro shooting.

Focus stacking allows macro shooters to deal with the excessive shallow depth of field that comes with shooting macro. But it can be a bit of a tricky process - we explain what it is, how to acheive it, techniques and software solutions.

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Tags: macro
Photographing Wildlife Responsibly

Photographing Wildlife Responsibly

Posted on 09-01-2020
How to take great wildlife image without impacting your subjects.

If you're a wildlife photographer, you probably love animals - which is why it's  important to ensure you are not damaging animals and their environment with your presence. In this article, we outline how to take excellent wildlife photos without endangering yourself and your subjects.

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Tags: wildlife
The Newest Pro DSLR - Canon 1DX Mark III

The Newest Pro DSLR - Canon 1DX Mark III

Posted on 07-01-2020
The Canon 1DX Mark III offers extreme performance.

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics approaching fast, Canon has announced their new 1DX Mark III. Featuring a quite impressive raft of features - including 5.5K video - the new 1DX Mark III appears to be the camera to beat for speed. Read on to learn more.

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Nikon Announces the D780

Nikon Announces the D780

Posted on 07-01-2020
The D780 is Nikon's newest DSLR.

The Nikon D780 is the newest addition to Nikon's DSLR lineup. Inspired by a number of advances in mirrorless technology, the D780 replaces the D750. Read on to learn about the key features and release date.

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Deciding What Gear to Bring on Your Next Trip

Deciding What Gear to Bring on Your Next Trip

Posted on 06-01-2020
There are a lot of considerations to make when packing.

How can you possibly fit all your photo gear on your next trip? Do you need it all? We tackle how to pick which gear to bring, different styles of packing and important things to not forget!

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Tags: travel
How to Use a Histogram

How to Use a Histogram

Posted on 02-01-2020
Using a histogram can help expose your image properly.

While they can look confusing, understanding histograms is an important way to ensure your images are properly exposed. We explain how to read one, and discuss what overexposed and underexposed images look like on a histogram.

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History of the Modern Camera - Part 1

History of the Modern Camera - Part 1

Posted on 30-12-2019
A look at how cameras evolved to their current form.

The history of the modern camera starts as far back as 330 B.C. Since then, the study of optics has expanded and eventually given us what we today recognise as the modern camera. Read on to learn about the steps along the way!

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Tags: history
How to Shoot Astrophotography

How to Shoot Astrophotography

Posted on 27-12-2019
How to get started with astrophotography

Astrophotography can be a complicated discipline. We outline all the considertations you need to make when learning to shoot the night sky.  

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How to Shoot 35mm Film

How to Shoot 35mm Film

Posted on 10-12-2019
Shooting film doesn't have to be hard!

Shooting film is having a major comeback. Learn how to use 35mm film, different film types, important characteristics of film, and the differences between film and digital. 

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Tags: film
The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

Posted on 06-12-2019
Breaking down the Rule of Thirds and how it can help your photography.

The Rule of Thirds is a fundamental photography composition technique that you've likely heard mentioned. While rules are always made to be broken, having a strong understanding of the rule of thirds, including how and when to apply it, is critical. We discuss the rule of thirds, what it is, and when to use it in different situations.

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