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We've launched a new section on our blog called 'On Location' and we're looking for people to submit short articles consisting of a 6-8 photos and supporting text on a theme or location of their choice.
It is of little wonder why so many people take the time to photograph birds, the natural variation present in this group of organisms together with the fact that they can be found on your doorstep make them a very accessible subject to photograph. However it can be quite daunting when you first decide you want to start photography or want to step up your hobby with the aim of getting a DSLR.
If you're fortunate to live near some stunning mountain scenery or perhaps you're about to head off on your travels, then have a look at this tutorial over at Nature photographers. It's a great little tutorial covering the main points of photographing mountains and mountain ranges.
Here's another competition to get your cameras into. The kennel club in the UK have launched the dog photographer of the year competition for 2013. It's a free to enter competition and its open to amateur and professional photographers alike.
It doesn't look like there's a wealth of prizes if you're the chosen winner, namely trophies, rosettes and possibly a lovely dog collar, but the prestige and warm feeling knowing you've taken a brilliant photograph appreciated by the masses must be reward enough surely!
Nikon has announced it's newest digital SLR camera, the Nikon D7100. As a successor to the hugely popular Nikon D7000, the D7100 will come with weather sealing (very useful for when it's raining out) and an impressive 24 megapixel sensor.
In terms of the line-up in Nikon's SLR range, the D7100 will comfortably sit in between the Nikon D5200, considered to be a consumer level camera and the Nikon D600, the full frame monster.
HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is also known as HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging). It is basically a single image created from the combination of a minimum of three different shots of the same scene taken at different exposures: correctly exposed, overexposed and underexposed. The resulting image will have a higher number of bits per colour channel compared to normal photos.