Category: Blog,Photography

Light Settings in Photography

A long time ago, I visited Khao Kheow Open Zoo outside Bangkok and I took a picture which changed the course of my life and career. I was using a very basic point-and-shoot camera and I lined up a shot of an emu behind a chainlink fence. Once I’d had the film developed, I discovered that I’d taken a fantastic photo…of the fence. I began to realize how important it was to get the photography light settings … Read More

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DSLR Camera – A Buyer’s Guide

The Best Camera in the World Regular readers will remember that I had a bit of a rant last week about the choices some people make buying a DSLR camera for the first time, specifically the focus on an advanced camera body at the expense of the lens. I promised to explain why it is that those cheap bundle lenses are worthless and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. Of course, just telling you what … Read More

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Aperture settings on your camera

Camera Aperture Settings – Getting off Full Auto I’m always disappointed to see people with 100,000 baht’s worth of camera equipment using the Full Auto camera aperture settings. Basically, that person has created the world’s largest, most expensive point-and-shoot. It is such a waste! That doesn’t mean you have to jump straight in to Manual mode, though, which can be overwhelming because it essentially becomes a balancing act of settings, each of which has a knock-on effect … Read More

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How to tell the Amateur Photographers from the Professionals

Professional Photographer Techniques – Pot vs. Kettle I am not going to try to pretend that I am the perfect photographer. I am painfully aware of my shortcomings; the aspects of this extremely broad and varied art which still escape me. I’ve made many of the following mistakes myself, in the past, and there are probably more than 10 things which I do which bug other snappers. These are just the things which I see amateurs doing … Read More

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An Expert’s Top Tips for Event Photography

Getting Over The Fear I mentioned, in my previous posts, that most photographers are ‘fraidy cats. To put it more accurately, we are introverted. It isn’t an essential mark of the breed – you don’t have to be chronically shy in order to be a good snapper – but it is something I have seen in most of my friends and colleagues. I suppose it has something to do with the artistic temperament. Taking pictures of people … Read More

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Capturing the Best of Bangkok’s Cityscapes

My journey… Into photography started with a ‘specialisation’ in landscapes – at least, that’s what I told anyone who asked. The inverted commas are entirely justified because it wasn’t that I particularly liked to take pictures of grand vistas; I just didn’t have the nerve to do anything else. Yes, we all started out as self-conscious ‘fraidy cats! Don’t worry, I’ll explain how to get over that in later posts. So, why are landscapes a good place … Read More

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The Secret to Making the Perfect Picture

How to Make a Picture It is not unusual, if you work in photography, to hear people describe the art as “making photos”. For the most part, I have always put this down to the fact that I was generally talking to people for whom English is a second and sometimes third language and that maybe this was just a direct translation of their own way of saying it, but the expression has grown on me. In … Read More

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Category: Blog,Photography,Photoshop,Tutorials

Get rid of your Ex using Photoshop: A Valentine’s Day Tutorial

Out of sight, out of mind Photoshop is an impressive editing tool with an unlimited number of uses. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a quick look at some useful Photoshop tools and techniques to remove that unwanted special someone from your photographs. If you are in a happy relationship or are not so petty as to feel the need to erase someone’s face- the same skills can be used to improve your photos in other … Read More

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Is the job title "Professional Photographer" over-rated or under appreciated?

People assume that you need a super expensive camera to take great pictures, to display and sell in an art gallery. In the highly competitive world of photography, it actually takes more than just that. Passion, talent on visualizing angles to achieve the best composition for each shot (before you even take your shots), and definitely the technical skills on how to get that perfect shot. It requires a lot of practice, and a lot of patience … Read More

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