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Review: Nikon’s new D850 DSLR

There's been a lot of fanfare surrounding the arrival of the new Nikon D850 -- Nikon's new "powerhouse" full frame DSLR. It boasts amazing image quality and performance and is heralded as the "upgrade" from the Nikon D810. There's been a lot of excitement surrounding...

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Creating a strong, stand out portrait

With the Fremantle International Portrait Prize closing date just around the corner (11 August 2017) and with the numbers of entries ramping up, it's worth while looking at what makes a strong and stand out portrait. Portraiture is a creative genre about as old as the...

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Why bad photos matter

  There's a joke that makes its way around photographic circles. It goes something like this: Q: What's the difference between a professional photographer and an amateur? A: The professional only shows off their best work. Once the chuckling subsides, you realise that it's actually a bit of a...

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Epic selfies with a smartphone

Once in a while, I come across someone who is creating very interesting work with simple cameras -- whether it might be a toy film camera, a basic point digital camera and shoot or, in the case of Colin Woolsey, his smartphone and a handful...

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Making the most of a wide angle lens

A wide-angle lens or ultra-wide angle (UWA) lens is an important part of a photographer’s kit of lenses – particularly landscape photographers. A wide-angle lens lets us view and photograph a wide scene and fit it all into a single rectangular frame. This all sounds very...

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