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What Is Wet Plate Photography?

As a true film aficionado it's interesting to dig deeper into the history of photography, and give wet-plate photography a shot. If you manage to avoid poisoning yourself or blowing up half your city, it can give awesome results!

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Why You Should Avoid Paid-For Photography Competitions

As you're getting better as a photographer, one question will undoubtedly make its way to the forefront of your mind at some point: should you enter your photograph into competitions? There are pros and cons, of course, but there's one thing that's for certain: if the people organising the competition ask you to pay for the privilege of entering your photos, think twice.

10 Suggestions For Building (And Hacking!) Your Own Camera Equipment

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There's no two ways around it: Photographers are a rebellious breed of inventors, tinkerers, and ad-hoc engineers. Or rather, they used to be. Being able to buy just about anything you could possibly need off-the-shelf is a relatively new development in photography. But just because you can spend your hard-earned money buying nearly everything your heart desires, it doesn't mean that you should...

Canon 1D X: Canon, Stop Taking the Piss

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No doubt about it, for serious photographers, the brand new Canon 1D X has a metric tonne of reasons for why it deserves its place at the top rungs as the Canon flagship. It's nothing short of an incredible camera; one that will have many a photographer drooling, and many a bank manager rubbing their hands in glee. It is, rather obviously, the most epic DSLR camera ever.

Bring (Down) the Noise

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Megapixels? Oh sod off, the megapixel race is well and truly over. Not because the manufacturers have stopped shouting about the number of pixels in their cameras, but simply because photographers stopped caring at some point about half a decade ago.