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19 Oct Posted by Mark in News, Stuff We Like |

LYTRO: The Most Important Camera of 2012?

LYTRO: The Most Important Camera of 2012?

The revolutionary new Lytro camera went on sale today, and it might just be one of the biggest revolutions since photography went digital…

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11 Jan Posted by Mark in Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Polaroid PoGo ZINK Printer

Polaroid PoGo ZINK Printer

Is it a bit late to review something that’s been out for nearly two years? Maybe. But until this week I’d completely forgotten that Polaroid had ever released their instant ZINK (Zero INK) Printer! Luckily, I was reminded by Matt and Polaroid’s somewhat OTT release of their new ZINK range. I still probably wouldn’t have...

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10 Dec Posted by Mark in Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Fun Cameras For Kids

Fun Cameras For Kids

Most of the time we look at the quality and price of the cameras to help choose what to buy. For this list we're looking more at the fun level - both for kids and the fun loving adults out there!

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04 Nov Posted by Mark in Guides, Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Christmas Gift Ideas – Digital Camera Accessories

Christmas Gift Ideas – Digital Camera Accessories

It’s that time of year again, and if your stuck for gift ideas for the photographer in your life (or yourself then Digital Camera Beginner can help! In the run up to christmas here are some suggested ideas for christmas gifts for photographers. Of course they’ll work for birthdays too!

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31 Oct Posted by Mark in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 1: Composition

Basics – Part 1: Composition

We’re kicking off a new series of posts on the basic skills of photography with something that can be used by every digital photographer, whether you have a top of the line digital SLR or the camera on your mobile phone: composition, or how you ‘layout’ your photo.

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09 Oct Posted by Mark in Guides |

Secondhand Olympus Lenses and eBay

Secondhand Olympus Lenses and eBay

My main camera is my Olympus E-410, and in the main I’m very happy with it. However, there is one big fly in the Olympus ointment, and that is the choice and price of lenses available for the 4/3 lens system. Regardless of the technical benefits/issues, the 4/3 system is different to most other lens...

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01 Oct Posted by Mark in News |

Facebook Improves Photo Quality

Facebook Improves Photo Quality

Facebook just announced that they are making some changes to their photo sharing app, and the biggest and best from our point of view is that their upping the quality by a lot! “We’re increasing the size of the photos stored from 720 pixels to 2048 pixels on the largest edge, for an 8 times...

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26 Sep Posted by Mark in Guides |

Street Photography

Last week I spent an hour walking round the town centre with my camera taking photos of random people. Don’t worry, I hadn’t gone a bit mad – I was trying ‘Street Photography‘. Street Photography is the art of capturing candid photos of people going about their normal lives, often without knowing they are being...

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17 Sep Posted by Mark in Guides |

Keeping your Digital Photos Safe

Keeping your Digital Photos Safe

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about sharing your photos online so your friends and family could enjoy them. But how do you make sure those digital photos are safe for the future? You’ll probably want to see those photos of your children again one day, and how about the ones of that...

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03 Sep Posted by Mark in News |

Nikon D3000 Reduced

Nikon D3000 Reduced

With the recently announced Nikon D3100 now taking pride of place in Nikon’s range as the entry level digital SLR, those looking for a bargain might want to check out the Nikon D3000. Whilst it is lower specced than it’s replacement, it’s still a very competent camera and is now being heavily reduced. Check it...

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