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Guide to taking photos at music festivals with stunning photos of music stars

Going to a music festival or a gig? Want to know how to take great photos to capture that special moment? Read these brilliant tips of a professional photographer who takes pictures of some of the world’s biggest music stars and has been to more than 100 festivals. He knows what he’s talking about and his photos prove it. From heavy metal band Metallica at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival to Lady Gaga in Carlisle, Gary Stafford has photographed some of the…

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Turning professional: the former RAF man making photography a business

For many amateur photographers, the dream is to make it as a professional. And for Pete Dewhirst, it’s dream that became a reality. He has since gone on to photograph royalty, politicians, music events and protests. Pete made the move having spent a career in the RAF and working for an international telecommunications company with both jobs taking him around the world. In between, Pete has found time to excel in triathlons and duathlons and going on to represent Britain! Love of…

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Wildlife photography on your doorstep: amazing photos and tips

You may think that you need to travel to get incredible photos of wildlife. But the reality is there is so much to take amazing pictures of all on your doorstep, according to photographer Ashley Boelens. He takes fantastic photos of wildlife and most of it is within 2 miles of his home in Milton Keynes. You don’t need to go far to take wildlife photos “The great thing is that you don’t have to go far either, there are…

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Summer holiday essentials: 5 musts

It’s that time of year when the sun is hopefully shining and we’re thinking about summer holidays. But what should we take with us? Here’s our list of 5 musts: 1. Waterproof case for your iPad, Kindle or tablet Protect your tech baby from water, dirt and dust. There are plenty of cases available and they don’t cost much – especially given the risk to your device: > for iPad/10″ tablet > iPad Mini or other 7″ or 8″ tablets > Waterproof…

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Motor racing photography: great tips and photos

This is an amazing action-packed gallery packed with racing cars as well as useful tips for motorsport photography taken by 7dayshop customer Stefan Cloete.  See more amazing pictures & photo tips – just click on the images below Further useful links Stock up on batteries Find the memory card you need at a great price How many memory cards do you need to “equal” the human brain? See what people are saying on Facebook Shop at 7dayshop.com

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How Many Memory Cards ‘Equal’ The Memory Capacity Of The Human Brain?

625,000 4GB memory cards is the ‘answer’ – which stacked on one another would be a tower just under 6 miles high! Human brain memory storage “equals” around 2.5 petabytes. That’s the huge amount of memory that Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University in the US, has come up with in considering the size of the brain’s memory storage capacity. It’s all to do with the one billion neurons and the trillion connections between them, with each neuron…

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Amazing aircraft photos & 10 aviation photo tips

Are you heading to an air show this summer and want to take some quality photos of the aircraft? With the internationally famous Farnborough airshow and other displays coming up, we asked one photographer for her tips on how to get the best images. Claire Hartley has had a long-standing interest in aviation having grown up in Lincolnshire, which has been home to numerous air bases, but only really began to specialise in taking photos of aircraft in the past year…

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Love football? 7 “essentials” you may need

1. Travel kettle  Make sure you don’t have to move from the sofa and don’t miss a minute’s action! There’s some super value kettles on sale online. Click here     2. Power bank: emergency juice for your mobile devices A nifty little gadget. Avoid the nightmare of your mobile running out at a critical moment. For more info and great offers on power banks > here     3. Bluetooth Headphones & Transmitter Wireless TV Bundle Enjoy games without annoying…

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Hate football? 7 things you could do instead

1 Take a walk Did you know a pedometer can record the number of steps you take? More info on pedometers      2 Photography Learn a new skill or brush up on your photography – and enjoy your super pictures. Great deals on memory cards Photo and video supplies    3 Go for a bike ride There’s some seriously cool kit for cycling around these days, including bike lights. Click here for details on cycle accessories      4…

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Amazing photos from the sky: aerial kite photography

You might think that flying kites is for kids, but there is a worldwide community of photographers who use them to take kite aerial photography (KAP). Using kites and some pretty simple kit, so-called KAPers often produce stunning photos. Aerial photography: something different Kevin Lajoie is one such KAPer. He’s been using kites to take incredible images in and around the Channel Islands for the past six years. I caught up with him on a beautiful sunny day on the…

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