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Top Photographers Pick Their Favourite Pictures

Photographers who’ve featured on the 7dayshop blog pick their favourite images from the past 12 months. From the world of rock to space, aircraft, insects and landscapes, our photographers reveal why these images mean so much and how they took them. In no particular order, here they are – we hope you enjoy this gallery as much as we did putting it together. A View of Locbroom – Karen Appleyard This was taken on the descent of Meall Mor in the Scottish Highlands. It…

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11 Awesome Travel Pictures You REALLY Should See And Tips On How To Take Them

Rob Stillwell challenged himself by taking a year out – and the photos are stunning. Read on to see how he got these amazing images. “I always wanted to travel, but before I knew it I’d worked 10 years,” says Rob. “I felt like I was on the treadmill and life was passing me by.” “I work for a UK university in the field of online learning but also work part time as a photographer shooting weddings and landscape work. I am also a…

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Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos

Stunning pictures of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which provides an incredible display in the night sky every August. Here’s a selection of your photos (used with kind permission) Perseids Meteor shower at Carew Castle, Wales, UK by @rob_still. You can find more of his photos on his blog ‘stepping off’, Meteor over Oswestry, Shropshire, UK by Richard Ellis (photo credit @richatquinta/Twitter) Perseid capture, Northamptonshire, UK, by James Parker, UK (photo credit: @JP_Astronomy/Twitter) Perseid meteor shower over Winchester by Dr James West…

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Perseid Meteor Taken in rural Brittany, France, away from light pollution (photo credit: James West)

Perseid Meteor Shower – Tips On How To Take Pictures

The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to peak tonight and offers the prospect of stunning views and photos. Here are simple tips on getting pictures. Check your camera settings and then snap away James West, executive director for SEPnet (South East Physics Network), says: “The best approach is to use a relatively high ISO, say 400 – 800, and take shots of two to three minutes at full aperture and widest angle. “Once you’ve checked the focus and exposure…

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The Photographer: Jason Wilde Profile

Watchmaker turned traveller turned photographer Jason Wilde offers a visual insight into the changing state of modern Britain with his powerful images.   Leaving school at 15 “I am a watchmaker by trade. I left school at 15. It was supposed to be a 5-year apprenticeship. “But then I spent 5 weeks on a Kibbutz and ended up travelling for 6 years. I was 18 at the time,” says Jason in an interview with the 7dayshop.com blog. “I met students doing gap…

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Black And White Photography: 11 Tips And Stunning Pictures

My name’s Dan Biggins, and I’m a freelance web developer, a part-time wedding photographer and a keen black and white photographer. I bought my first camera eight years ago and have been hopelessly addicted to photography ever since. Please click on the images in the photo gallery above to see them full-size, you won’t be disappointed. And here are my 11 tips for black and white photography. 1) Shoot in RAW Photographing in RAW format will ultimately give you so much…

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£5,000 Photography Competition – Enter Before Deadline Closes

There’s just a few weeks left enter an international photography competition with a £5,000 prize. Lots of entries have already been received, but the organisers of the competition at the Guernsey Photography Festival have issued a final call for submissions before the competition closes. The award is open to anyone, professional or amateur, aged 18 and over, who has developed, or is developing, a coherent, artistically driven body of work in the field of contemporary photography. You can enter work…

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The First Digital Camera Was Invented In 1975

It was the size of a toaster and captured images at a resolution of 0.01 megapixels. It weighed in at a hefty 3.6kg (8lbs) and recorded the first black and white image onto a cassette tape – a process that took 23 seconds. These specifications might seem meagre to a modern reader. But the invention of the digital camera by Steven Sasson at Kodak in 1975 launched a revolution that has turned us all into photographers. Film cameras have pretty much been swept…

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Punk Photography: Former Buzzcocks Drummer John Maher’s Stunning Night Pictures

“Night photography made me look at things differently,” says photographer John Maher, who was also the drummer in legendary band Buzzcocks. “With night photography I can revisit those same subjects and scenes I see every day and turn them into something the human eye can never record.” “I realised that by manipulating light and exposure times I could create something no other medium could capture. “With night photography in particular, the long moonlit exposures allow me sufficient time to selectively light the…

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The selfie stick: 5 ‘facts’ that may surprise you

1. 1925 – the first ‘selfie stick’? The selfie stick is an extendable rod or monopod with a mount or clamp to hold your smartphone or camera at one end and handle at the other end. The idea is that you can take better pictures of yourself (known as a selfie) or group shots. Some even have remote or Bluetooth controls. But the selfie stick may be a much older phenomenon. In December 2014, the BBC reported about a photo of a couple taken in…

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