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Get on down – for the sake of clarity

There are signs of spring here in Southern England.  The snowdrops are almost over, the birds are nesting like mad, and all of those lovely spring flowers are getting ready to pop out.  What with the days getting longer as well, the winter hibernation of many photographers will soon be over too. So how do you […]

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What’s Black and White and Red all over?

Well, the old joke (about a newspaper) is supposed to say “What’s black and white, and read all over?”, but you get the picture.  In this case I’m talking about the background colour in your photographs.  It ought to be simple, and not make much difference, but in creative portrait photography the colour of the background can make […]

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It’s all around you

Modern digital cameras are fabulous things.  They have a level of performance and sophistication that we could only have dreamed of 10 years ago.   To me, the most important feature of a digital camera is the instant review of the images.   You can see straight away what you have taken, and this gives you the freedom to […]

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What can you do with a marshmallow?

Digital photography is wonderful!  It allows you to experiment with your images when you take them, and experiment with them after you’ve taken them.  You can be as creative as you want, and there don’t seem to be limits to what you can do.  It’s really all down to your imagination.  Take this marshmallow for example…  I was trying some creative […]

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