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RAW vs JPEG

An explanation by John Bellingham (with info borrowed from various internet sources) So, you’ve forked over at least $1000 (but probably $2000) for your first DSLR camera. You have more buttons, dials, and menus than you know what to do with, even after reading through the fat booklet that came with your camera and explains […]

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Photography Jargon

SPEAKING ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’ – THE BASICS These are the terms you’ll her people using and sometimes you may not quite be sure of the proper meaning. We will include some each month in the aperture to help you speak the photographer lingo. Photography – the word photography comes from two old Greek words “phos” meaning light […]

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Ker…chingg! Don’t delete that photo just yet

A Wider Angle by Geoff Dickinson. November 2012 I am writing this month’s Wider Angle from the UK where a couple of news stories have recently been circulating. The big story dominating the National headlines concerns allegations of extensive sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by a now deceased Disc Jockey and TV personality, […]

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Technical malfunctions

A Wider Angle:  September 2012, by Geoff Dickinson Once every couple of years or so the question of digital backup of our photos rears its head.  Often this is as a result of a technical malfunction or a near miss which prompts all sorts of hand-wringing about what to do if things really turn pear […]

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Rock It

A Wider Angle: August 2012, by Geoff Dickinson In one of my last pieces I recall mentioning that this year my photo projects have either been off or on. And when they have been on I mean ON. Every other year, in early August, I am “volunteered” by the powers that be in the Creative […]

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Lightroom 4

A Wider Angle: July 2012, by Geoff Dickinson I’ve been using Lightroom since version 1 appeared and what in my opinion is Adobe’s most consumer-friendly and useful software is now at version 4 following its release a couple of months back. I don’t do many photo projects these days but when I do, I take […]

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Colour Blindness

A Wider Angle:  June 2012, by Geoff Dickinson You may or may not know that the image sensor at the heart of your digital camera is totally colour-blind.  All that the tiny photo-sensitive elements on the sensor measure, is just the intensity of the incoming light, not its wavelength which is what produces colour.  To […]

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Desert Island Camera Gear

A Wider Angle: May 2012, by Geoff Dickinson In 1942, the BBC introduced a radio programme called Desert Island Discs. The idea is that a famous person is asked to choose eight pieces of music they would take with them to a deserted island, and talk about what the tracks mean to them. At the […]

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Going Viral?

A Wider Angle: April 2012, by Geoff Dickinson You may recall from my random series of ramblings about photo related matters that some months ago I wrote about food photography. I hope you have tried it and done so successfully. Hands up how many of you have posted your food photos online? The reason I […]

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Bombs and Shells.

A Wider Angle: March 2011 by Geoff Dickinson A lone figure muffled against the elements staggers across a Hamilton car park into the teeth of a biting westerly wind. As he nears a dairy he notices a newspaper placard announcing “Severe Gales Set to Batter Waikato”. Congratulations Waikato Times, you’ve done it again. Another timely […]

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