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Articles in the Magazine during 2008

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Sun Angles
The angle of the sun compared to the subject has a huge effect on the appearance of the final image. The magazine article explains the difference between the types of sun angle

January 2008 Magazine

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Shadow Side Photography
Sometimes a photograph must be taken on the shadow side of the train. Recommended techniques are described.

February 2008 Magazine

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Replacing the Sky
Circumstances can mean that the sky in an image has little or no colour and texture, so needs to be replaced. This article explains how.

March 2008 Magazine

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Focussing techniques
The autofocus systems on modern cameras don’t always behave in the way the photographer wants. Alternative manual techniques are described in this article.

April 2008 Magazine

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Steam
The exhaust of a steam engine can sometimes be very bright and needs special attention to keep its appearance without losing valuable detail.

May 2008 Magazine

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Steam Part Two
The exhaust of a steam engine can sometimes be “lost” against the sky and the image will benefit from work to make the exhaust stand out.

June 2008 Magazine

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Vignetting
A lens deficiency known as vignetting can affect pictures. The worst of the problem can be removed by appropriate editing.

July 2008 Magazine

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High Contrast Scenes
Sometimes a scene has such high contrast that it can’t be recorded without losing some detail. This article describes techniques when taking the picture and processing it later to give as much detail as possible.

August 2008 Magazine

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Replacement Background
When the sky is very bright, colour and detail can be lost if the foreground is dark and the camera is set to record the subjects int he foreground. A good way to treat this condition is to replace the sky with a good one from a different image

September 2008 Magazine

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Sunny Day Problems
The autofocus systems on modern cameras don’t always behave in the way the photographer wants. Alternative manual techniques are described in this article.

October 2008 Magazine

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Sunny Day Skies
Even on sunny days there can be small problems in the sky and a little work will make a noticeable improvement.

November 2008 Magazine

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White Balance
Winter pictures in particular are sensitive to getting the overall colour balance right. With digital pictures this is called setting the white balance.

December 2008 Magazine


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