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The Best Way To Save Images For Editing

Some cameras offer the ability to save images as raw files versus JPG files.  If you plan to do a lot of editing, the best choice is to save them as raw files.  While JPG is the most widely used… Continue Reading →

How To Create Great Family Photos At Home

Taking family photos at home is a common Christmas pastime for that unique, yearly greetings card or family newsletter.  Of course, you want to share your family with everyone.  Sadly, sometimes the pictures leave a bit to be desired. Let’s… Continue Reading →

How To Become A Travelling Photographer

Imagine travelling to beautiful and exciting destinations all around the world, trying delicious food, meeting interesting people and seeing some of the best views that nature has to offer. Imagine taking photos of everything you see and making money from… Continue Reading →

Bali.. Is It The Perfect Holiday Destination?

Bali is a beautiful Indonesian island, with many different landscapes, cultures and religions. As such, it is perfect for all kinds of travellers. It’s affectionately called “The Island of 10,000 Temples.” Here are a few things that make Bali a… Continue Reading →

Trekking Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail This is undoubtedly Peru’s most popular trekking route. Recommended for the physically fit only, it runs for more than 40km and reaches 4,200 metres above sea level (masl). at its highest point, that is the Warmiwañuska or… Continue Reading →

How To Take Great Outdoor Photos

Taking photos outdoors makes a photographer’s job a lot easier.  Most of the time (unless it happens to be a bad weather day) the natural lighting and backgrounds, help to make your job so much easier. Set Up Shots Ahead… Continue Reading →

The Insects Strike Back…

Carnivorous plants have ingeniously evolved a variety of mechanisms to survive in extreme conditions. With the ability to catch their prey they don’t have to rely on their immediate environment alone to obtain nutrients, unlike more traditional plants. Usually, you… Continue Reading →

Why Have Some Plants Become Carnivorous?

Carnivorous plants come from a range of climates from the tropical areas of Asia to the temperate regions of Europe and from Central America up to Alaska, as well as Australia and many Pacific islands. In fact, the only continent… Continue Reading →

Aldrovanda vesiculosa (Waterwheel)

The waterwheel plant is native to Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, but they are becoming increasingly rare. It’s the sole species of the genus, although 19 extinct species are known, through fossil records. This fast growing, aquatic, rootless plant consists… Continue Reading →

Nepenthes (Monkey cup pitcher plant)

Nepenthes are a genus that contains around 170 species and are very diverse. They are native to the tropics, principally Madagascar through tropical Asia to northern Australia. In the wild, they grow as vines up to 15m (50ft). Most tropical… Continue Reading →

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