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Instant Photo Collage Action – Friday Freebie

It’s a case of two for the price of one with this Friday freebie Photoshop action as I’ve recorded a version for portrait (upright) and landscape (wide) format images. This action is an extension of the four part sp...
 
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The Focal Length vs Shutter Speed Rule

During a recent webinar I briefly touched on a rule of thumb that I’ve used for years. It connects the focal length of a lens and the shutter speed of the camera with the sharpness of a photo. It generated a few questions...

 
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Building a DIY studio background

For a long time I’ve fancied the idea of adding a grungy textured background to my studio but due to the limited space available I’ve stuck to using a white vinyl and black fabric backdrops. Now these have worked really w...
 
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Speedlights, brollies and zooming flashes

If you’ve used a Speedlight then you’ll have spotted the zoom setting which can be used to make the spread of light from the flash match the angle of view from your lens. When it comes to on camera flash that’s great news...

 
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NYC here I come!

Next month, for three days only, I’ll be in New York City and thanks to Adorama I’ll be sharing part of the experience with as many photographers as possible. If you’re in New York on Tuesday 25th February I&#...
 
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How my photo made the BBC news

Last Friday one of my photos wound up on the BBC website and although the subject matter was a potential tragedy for those affected, I’m still very proud to see my work on the BBC news website. To be honest the biggest su...

 
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Do you under or overexpose?

It’s a question I haven’t thought much about since the days when I shot JPG images only. Now that’s a long time ago. Back then if you lost the highlights in your image you’d basically lost the image, so it was general practice ...
 
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2014 Exciting Times Ahead

With the new year upon us it’s time to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014 and all the exciting opportunities that it brings. Whatever your plans for the coming year, I hope 2014 proves to be a year to remember for all ...

 
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8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit?

When it comes to the technology that surrounds digital photography I’m really not interested in how things work. All I want to know what things work and which is best for me. So if you’re looking for an article about how 8 bit ...
 
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Countdown To Christmas Freebie

Here’s a little bonus freebie for you which could well be the perfect tool to help plan your time in the run up to Christmas. At this time of year it can be very easy to lose track of what needs to be done and when, that&...