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Shooting Photos At Night With A Smartphone

This was never intended to be a story about shooting black-and-white photos with a smartphone. Nor was it intended to be a story about shooting photos at night with a smartphone. It sort of just happened – probably because I

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Its Important To Take Bad Pictures Sometimes

    Diane Arbus, a doyen of black and white photography, once said “It’s important to take bad pictures”, the rationale being that by recognising bad pictures we will understand what makes good pictures. She also said, “I’ve never taken

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I’m Learning To See In Black And White

Shooting photographs in black and white can be a bit like stepping back in time – after all black and white photography has been with us for over a hundred years. I like black and white, and lately, I’ve been

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Photographing Trees

Photographing Trees   I never really stopped to think about taking photographs of trees as a specific niche genre of photography. But apparently, it is! A Google search throws up dozens and dozens of pages on how to photograph trees,

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Ferry Reserve Freedom Camping Area

  Back in April I wrote a story called Our Favourite Freedom Camping Sites – Part 1. This isn’t Part 2 – that is still to come – probably after we finish our jaunt around the lower half of the

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Re-tyred Beetle in a car wrekcers yard, Invercargill black and white street views

Awesome Black And White Street Views

It might be strange for me to say this, but this collection of photographs of black and white street views was inspired by – or rather motivated by – Canadian photographer Kyle McDougall’s visual story called An American Mile which

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Should You Use Photography Presets

Should you use photography presets? Do real photographers use photography presets? I ask those questions, especially the second one, a little tongue in cheek because a few days ago a story about photography presets popped up in my Facebook news

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