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Dec 05

Snapshot: Psychedelic

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Dec 04

The Nikon Speedlight SB-910

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight

Nikon recently announced the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, which replaces the outgoing SB-900. The SB-910 is an incremental update of the SB-900 fixing and correcting issues found in the older model. Most strobists will probably find the changes more than welcome. These include:

  • improved menu (similar to that introduced on the SB-700)
  • better thermal management
  • hard filters instead of softgels

Further information:
Nikon Rumors: Nikon SB-900 vs SB-910 comparison
Joe McNally: A new flash


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Nov 30

Snapshot: Elvis is not dead…

…he’s in Malaysia!

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Nov 29

Spot the fakes

Photoshopped Fergie: New software claims to be able to identify where - and how much - an image has been retouched

Photoshopped Fergie: New software claims to be able to identify where - and how much - an image has been retouched

Researchers claim to have created software which is able to identify where and how much an image has been altered. I’d like to have this as an app for my mobile!

Read more

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Nov 28

Photography basics – An introduction

You love taking pictures… whether it’s with your mobile or your point-and-shoot. You take pictures of almost everyone and everything, your friends, family, strangers, food, flowers, toys, architecture, landscapes, etc. Some of your pictures, you really love.. and others are merely acceptable, whilst others you delete immediately.

You realise that while you love taking pictures, some of your pictures are not turning out they way you expected them to. You feel that some of your pictures lack sharpness, or they’re just too dark. Maybe the colours don’t pop. Maybe you feel that your mobile phone or point-and-shoot is just too slow to respond.

You explore your options, maybe upgrading to an advanced point-and-shoot or a DSLR. The shop you visit gives you a range of options, from sub compact cameras to full blow DSLRs. And that’s when you realise that photography is quite a complicated subject.

I’ve had quite a few friends come up to me asking questions like:

  • What’s shutter speed?
  • What does f/1.8 mean?
  • What is bokeh?

So, in this series of short articles, I hope to explain what it all means. Read the rest of this entry

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