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Killer glass

6 Jun , 2017  

Dead male Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus.

Were you expecting a lens review? If so you are you are going to be disappointed. Today we’re talking windows, particularly birds striking windows. We’ve had this problem at previous houses, were birds fly into a window with enough force to stun themselves. But our new house seems to have one window in the kitchen […]

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How To: Backup Images

31 May , 2017  

How To Backup Images

Digital images can be lost forever. In the good old days, we had a print or negative, to keep our memories safe. But now, images can be lost in a heartbeat. Your computer fails or they get accidently deleted. There are ways to protect against that sinking feeling, when you think you might have lost […]

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How To: Take pictures inside

24 May , 2017  

How To Take Pictures Inside

This How To, is about taking pictures in indoors and in low light. Cameras come in one of two varieties, those with built in flash and those without. The most used camera, the one in your smart phone, comes with a built in flash. As do, some compact and starter DSLRs’ (Digital Single Lens Reflex) […]

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How To: Stay Legal

17 May , 2017  

HowTo: Stay Legal

Staying legal is an important aspect of using imagery, whether it’s personally or for business. Getting entangled; in copyright issues can be costly and bad for your reputation. This blog is for guidance only and is as far as we are aware, correct at the time of posting. However, the law is ever changing and […]

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How To: Declutter your images

10 May , 2017  

How To: Declutter Your Images

Decluttering “remove unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place)” You may have decluttered your home, but you may be surprised to learn, you should declutter your images too. Decluttering your images is a lot easier than decluttering your home and requires fewer visits to the recycling centre. Just like in our homes, clutter in […]

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How To: Not Lose Your Subject

3 May , 2017  

How To: Not Lose your Subject

We’ve all seen the picture of auntie on the beach. The one you said, “isn’t that a lovely picture of a beach”, only to be told it was a picture of auntie. Auntie, it turns out was the multi-coloured dot, just to the left of the big rock. The problem was, you couldn’t see auntie […]


Life in the countryside has responsibilities

30 Apr , 2017  

Tractor ploughing field

Factory, power station, housing estate, recreationally facility, storage area a great day out, our countryside has to be many things. Is modern Britain putting too much strain on our open spaces? Before industrialisation most of the population lived in the country. Towns and cities were unhealthy cramped places with no work. But the industrial revolution […]

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How To: Take better landscapes

26 Apr , 2017  

HowTo-Take Better Landscapes

We’ve all had a landscape moment, when the sheer beauty of a place, over whelms you. You have to get the camera out and take that picture. Later on when you look at the image you’ve taken, it’s a bit disappointing; it doesn’t look, anything like you remember. Don’t worry; it’s not you or your […]

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How To: Compose in Thirds

19 Apr , 2017  

Title photograph How To compose in thirds

Before you press the shutter, you need to compose the image, sounds easy. Just make sure the subject is in the frame and you haven’t cut Aunties head off. And to be fair, it is just that easy But if you want to take your images to the next level, you need to think about […]


It’s the photographer not the camera

16 Apr , 2017  

Photographer using camera

What is the difference between a great picture and an ordinary picture? Answer, the person taking it. It is certainly not the camera. Many people have said to us, “Oh, I only have a compact camera or my phone.” It doesn’t matter. The important factor is the person behind the camera. Seeing a picture, visualising […]