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By Marcus McAdam

If you’re a keen photographer and have a few images you are proud of, one of the many ways to get satisfaction from them is to enter them into a photo competition. Whether you win or not is irrelevant. What is most important is knowing that your images have given you a purpose to take part. Of course, getting some kind of recognition in the form of a podium place is always going to be a welcome bonus, and winning may even get you a nice sum of money or a decent prize.

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Photography is not all about taking amazing images which are good enough to be hung on a wall or entered into competitions. Sentimentally, shots of friends and family are far more valuable than great landscape shots, so it is important to remember to take shots which will act as a record of your time and become treasured memories for the future.

When out and about, either on Skye or abroad, we often see families on holiday taking photos of themselves to document their experiences. We understand that they are not trying to win any awards with the results, but so often we see them doing something fundamentally wrong and have to resist the urge to run over and offer advice. Surely such precious photos which capture a never-to-be-repeated moment in time should be as good as possible? If you agree then we’ve come up with a few handy tips to help you return home with the best possible shots.

Words by Harry

A rare opportunity for a team outing saw Marcus, Nick & myself tramping up towards the Cuillin amidst snow and ice to explore some frozen waterfalls. Though the temperature had increased a fraction from the sub-zero lows we’d enjoyed during the week we were hoping the falls were still a scene of arctic wonder. Sure enough as we reached our destination there was a plethora of frozen patterns and icicles for us to point our lenses at. 

Words by Harry

You’ve probably heard professional photographers raving about how good full-frame is compared to a crop sensor camera, and for anyone in the market to buy a DSLR, or indeed mirrorless camera you’ve probably come across these terms. What do they actually mean though, and how will they impact on our photography and on what we decide to buy?

Words by Marcus

All cameras and even some phones offer the option to shoot in RAW. But what is RAW, and why should we use it?