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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.
 
In this article I will cover a couple of techniques on how to take photos at night. This includes: How to take photos in low light, how to take photos with both the subject and the background brightly illuminated, how to take photos of moving objects (traffic lights at night) and how to take photos of lights (the bokeh effect). In this post I have used the following equipment: Cannon 1000D DLSR, Canon 18-55mm Kit lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Joby Gorilla Tripod, Simpex 1200 standard tripod. Please note that the aperture has been opened up completely for all the photos, mostly f/5.6.
 

In April, Nikon is opening a school in London to encourage people to embrace the wonderful world of photography. Ok it's not free, but if you want some top quality hands on training, you could do a lot worse than go to the source - so to speak - and learn from Nikon!

The school is based at Nikon's centre of Excellence near Oxford Circus, in London. Typically course fees are £119+, although they are currently running a £20 discount if you book before May 1st 2013.


 
Rome is a city full of history and historical monuments, most of them easily accessible and in the open air, plenty of opportunities to take breathtaking photos. Being originally built over 7 hills, it's also not difficult to find places where it's possible to observe a beautiful panorama looking at the skyline of the city. The charme of Rome is increased at night, when traffic slows down and there is a more relaxed atmosphere. Below is a selection of 10 locations where to take interesting pictures, with samples of my photos and contributions from other authors.
 

Digital Rev do a series of videos called the "Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera challenge" where they get a well known photographer to try his or her skills using a camera that is beyond it's prime.

In their recent video they ask Vincent Laforet, the pulitzer prize winning photo journalist to give it a go, giving up his Canon 1DX and instead using a Canon A2E film camera. His resulting photos are great.


 

Now this is painful. On Ebay, there's a Canon 600mm super telephoto lens with a Canon 1D Mark 3 attached going for sale at a rock bottom price. Why so cheap, sadly it's all rather badly damaged by salt water.

At current prices, the Canon 1D Mark 3 is about £1,000 just by itself, whereas the Canon 600mm F4 super telephoto is a cool £10,000. That is one expensive accident. Thank god for insurance eh.

You can keep your eye on the ebay listing here