Saturday, 30 March 2013

Serengeti Sunset

Two photos of the sun setting over the Serengeti taken on our holiday there in February and now added to my Flikr account.
Serengeti Sunset by TonyKRO
Serengeti Sunset, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.

Sunset over Serengeti by TonyKRO
Sunset over Serengeti, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.

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Friday, 29 March 2013

50% OFF Pentax Compact System Camera

Pentax K-01 Compact System Camera

The new PENTAX K-01 is another bold effort in camera design, developed in line with Mr. Newson's three design themes - TIMELESS, TRUSTY and TOUCHABLE. At the same time, it provides the full array of advanced functions and user-friendly features expected from digital SLR cameras. The optical viewfinder and quick-return mirror were eliminated to allow more freedom in designing the camera body. 

The result is a camera that shows Mr. Newson's originality in every detail, with meticulous attention paid to all body parts to faithfully reproduce his designs. His design scheme has also been applied to the new smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS unifocal interchangeable standard lens - the world's thinnest interchangeable lens, to be launched in the market simultaneously with the PENTAX K-01 camera body - to make the lens-mounted K-01 a complete design package.

The PENTAX K-01 comes with outstanding basic specifications, including sharp, high-resolution images captured by approximately 16.28 effective megapixels, high-speed burst shooting, an extra-wide sensitivity range with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600 (when expanded), and Full HD video recording. In addition, it features the reliable, ever-popular PENTAX K lens mount, so users can make effective use of their entire lens stock - even lenses produced for film-format SLR cameras. While the K-01 makes the perfect choice for start-up digital interchangeable lens camera photographers looking for an easy-to-operate camera, as well as those who demand originality and stylishness from their imaging tool, it also can be a wonderful second camera for current PENTAX digital SLR users who find pleasure in totally new photographic styles that only the K-01 can offer.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Address Unknown was an open, international exhibition where Photo Postcards, by photographers or artists from stars to students, were shown together in equality no matter where they come from in the world, or who took them. Revealing both the shared and the different experiences of our world’s cultures and environments.

The Photo Postcards were on sale for a Flat Rate of £10 (plus P&P if required) in support of the charity PhotoVoice 

Each postcard in the exhibition is anonymous until it is sold.  Then the identity of the photographer is revealed

Buyers could own an exclusive image by a celebrity, a professional photographer or a new, up and coming student, or an amateur. 

The exhibition is now over, and I can reveal that I entered the following two images.



Postcards are still for sale, with proceeds going to the PhotoVoice charity, details of which can be seen via the link below.

Here is the link to the postcards still to sell: http://4486802.tifmember.com/?Action=_VC&id=123121802&ppwd=unsold

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The 5 Top Tips That Guarantee Better Pictures

If you want to shoot better pictures, follow these five simple tips.

Tip 1. Quality over quantity

A famous photographer once said he wasn't much good but after his first 1000 rolls of film, he just got lucky. Today it costs nothing to take pictures on digital, in many ways this is great but it has a flip side. Because there is no cost associated people skip what its commonly know as the pre visualization stage.

Limit the photographs you take to 36 on an outing and cover your camera's screen. This will force you to compose the images in your head rather than in the camera. This extra discipline will work wonders for you composition and the way you think about photography.

Tip 2. Shoot in RAW File Format

If you have a camera that is capable of shooting in raw format: do it. Shooting in jpeg will result in images that have limited potential in post production. Shooting uncompressed will allow you to use a program such as Aperture and Light room to their full potential and achieve interesting results in post-production.

Tip 3. Use Your Angles

The biggest mistake new photographers make is that they never play with their angles. Everything they shoot is from head height. The thing about shooting everything from head height is that we already see the world from head height so it's unlikely that a photograph will provide the viewer with something new.

If you really want to take great pictures you need to show the viewer something exciting; explore the world of angles.

Tip 4 Understand Your Lenses

Every lens length or focal length affects the perspective of your image. There are three different types of lenses: long ones, short ones and standard. Long lenses are referred to as telephoto lenses, short lenses are referred to as wide angle lenses. A lens that is neither is referred to as a standard lens.

A lens is a standard lens when its focal length is the same as the diagonal dimension of the film or sensor plane. So full frame or 35mm will result in a standard lens length of 50mm making anything shorter for example 35mm, a wide angle lens and anything longer e.g. 90mm is a long lens or telephoto.

Wide angle lenses provide a wider field of view but exaggerate visible distance within an image effectively increasing perspective.

Long lenses allow you photograph distant subjects providing a narrow but magnified field of view, effectively doing the opposite to a wide lens, that is compressing perspective within an image

Your choice of focal length also affects the distance two objects within an image can be in focus; the longer the lens the shorter your distance of focus.

If you are going to shoot a portrait you would most likely choose a long lens, for a landscape a shorter lens would be more appropriate.

Tip 5 Learn From Your Critics and Critiques

The images you've taken are just that - images. Learn to use the feedback you receive from your family, friends and people online to improve the images you're yet to take. Try not to get defensive and be open minded, everyone with a pair of eyes has a valid opinion and you'll gain hugely from other people's feedback.

Now get out your camera and go and take some pictures.



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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Wildlife Photography: Five Tips for Better Wildlife Photos

This article from Picture Correct is by Andrew Goodall who writes for http://www.naturesimage.com.au and is a nature photographer based in Australia. 

Wildlife photography is a pursuit that can be challenging, frustrating, but ultimately rewarding to any photographer. The arrival of digital cameras has inspired a whole new generation of photographers to take an interest in wildlife photography.

Most photography courses, workshops and books concentrate on the technical aspects of camera craft: but really good photography relies more on composition, lighting, and sensitivity to your subject. This means you can improve your photography by thinking creatively, not technically.

Follow this link to read Andrew's five tips:  Wildlife Photography: Five Tips for Better Wildlife Photos – PictureCorrect
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Wildlife Photographer: A Course in Creative Photography

Wildlife Photographer: A Course in Creative Photography
As nature photography has shifted decisively towards digital in recent years, much has been written offering guidance and tips on technical matters, but there has been little published on the creative aspects. European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Chris Gomersall addresses this gap in a fresh and accessible guide, which takes account of developments in photography without dwelling on technical details.

Ten thematic chapters on subjects such as Space, Light, Time and Developing a Narrative are generously packed with examples, advice and suggestions for projects and exercises. The second part of the book consists of sixteen case studies, where Gomersall describes how he achieved some of his most outstanding images.

The large new audience for a guide such as this is evidenced in the growth of ecotourism and the uptake of digital cameras with excellent zoom facilities in recent years. The field has opened up to many more people as cameras are now largely automated and foolproof. The book will serve as an inspiration to these relative newcomers, as well as to more accomplished photographers who are technically assured but are looking to extend their creativity, to try fresh approaches and to learn from one of the masters.

Wildlife Photographer: A Course in Creative Photography



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Timelapse Photography

Dave Delnea's newest eBook Timelapse – An Introduction to Still Photographs in Motion is an exciting eBook for photographers looking to shoot and process stunning time-lapse sequences!
Timelapse - An Introduction
Timelapse takes a step-by-step approach to the important aspects of creating moving photographs. Dave discusses the following key areas: cameras and lenses, tripods and support gear, intervalometers, tethering, filters, and of course the settings and techniques to pull it all together. Dave also walks you through Lightroom so you can successfully tackle the editing process, flicker, and output options. 
Timelapse – An Introduction

This eBook is full of tips, tricks, and ways to stay clear of common pitfalls when creating timelapses. Most photographers already have the tools they need to shoot their sequences, but they need help turning their vision into reality.

Timelapse – An Introduction
"I shot and assembled my first timelapse sequence in about two hours after Dave showed me how to do it." - David duChemin  
Click here to view more details  

Thursday, 21 March 2013

£140 off Olympus Compact Camera!!

Olympus SZ-31MR Digital Compact Camera - Black (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch Touch Panel LCD

Normally sold for £299.99 this compact camera is available from Amazon for only £159.99, including free UK delivery, if ordered by Sunday.
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  • The SZ-31 MR's 3D photo shooting mode to add a new dimension to your pictures, and 18 creative filters enableyou to add your own personal stamp
  • 24x wide optical zoom with super-resolution zoom for digitally extending the range of the optical zoom with virtually no loss of image quality
  • 03” touch-sensitive colour LCD with Touch Shutter and Touch AF
  • Multi Recording with Dual Engine TruePic V image processor for recording movies and photos simultaneously, or two movies in different modes or from different angles
  • New Olympus iHS technologies for capturing exactly the shots you want irrespective of shooting conditions
  • Multi-motion Movie IS for recording Full HD movies with reduced blur while walking

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Tanzania Photos

A diverse selection of images from Tanzania, all of which are available to purchase in a variety of formats from large canvas wall prints, to phone cases to greeting cards. Click on Fine Art America or Photo4Me below photo for details.
Agama lizard
Agama Lizard

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Lake Manyara
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Maasai Dancers
Maasai Dancers

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Olduvai Gorge

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Topi Antelope
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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Fish Market Zanzibar

Fish Market by TonyKRO
Fish Market, a photo by TonyKRO on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
The fish market in Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Hot Photography Deals from Amazon

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Tree Lions

Set of photos showing the unusual site of lions climbing tree in the Serengeti, Tanzania, taken on our recent safari -  all images are available to purchase in a variety of formats from large canvas wall prints, to phone cases to greeting cards. Click on Fine Art America or Photo4Me below photo for details.

Lions climbing tree in Serengeti
Lions climbing tree
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Lion up tree in serengeti
Lion up tree
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Tree Lions
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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Images from Tanzania safari.

Big cats on the Serengeti, Tanzania photographed while on Safari - all images are available to purchase in a variety of formats from large canvas wall prints, to phone cases to greeting cards. Click on Fine Art America or Photo4Me below photo for details.
Leopard on the Serengeti, Tanzania
Leopard 
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Leopard cub on the Serengeti
Leopard cub
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Lion on the Serengeti
Lion

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Cheetah

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From big cats, we move to something smaller, images of some of the bird-life of the Serengeti

Silverbird flycatcher
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Secretary Bird
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Vitelline Masked Weaver
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White Naped Raven

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Please sign e-petition for the use of Eculizumab.


This message is from my cousin - please find the minute it takes to sign this petition. Trevor's grandson and many more like him need our support.

Dear Friends,
We would appreciate your time in signing this petition to the Government for the use of Eculizumab.
Our 3year Grandson as been extremely poorly, he as had Acute Kidney Failure & as a result he is now atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome. (aHUS)
For the foreseeable future he requires dyalasis & Plasma exchange three times a week
This drug is important to allow him to have a better life.
So please please sign it for him & if you could pass this on to any of your family & friends we will be most grateful.
Kind regards
Trevor Murby

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/46252