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Month: March 2014

The stunning smartphone photography of Bruno Coutinho

“It allows me to dare more.” Brazilian photographer Bruno Coutinho’s stunning smartphone shots are featured in Daniela Bowker’s latest book, Social Photography. Discover his favourite filters and fellow Instagrammers to watch   Name: Bruno Coutinho Location: […]

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The most valuable photograph in your collection

Whatever it takes to get you in front of the camera more often, I’m going to throw out there, because there is no more valuable photograph in any collection than a mother with her child. Not a single one. […]

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Why 'Magic Hour' is the best time for landscape photography

Acclaimed photographer Carl E. Heilman II has been photographing the landscape for more than thirty years. Find out how ‘Magic Hour’ light played an essential part in this stunning shot   Varying intensities of light, […]

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Friday Reads: Son of the Morning

The events of the Hundred Years War would make for an extraordinary novel even if you wrote them as a straight novel. The characters were larger than life, the politicking every bit as devious as […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Friday Reads

The Quarry is out in paperback now

Iain Banks’s last novel, The Quarry, is out now in paperback. The Quarry is the story of a dying man and his only son, six old friends, a missing videotape and a reunion in a […]

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Related Categories: Book News, Iain Banks Posts

SFX Book Club: A Canticle for Leibowitz

As regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know, our good friends at SFX have kindly agreed to allow us to republish those articles from their SFX Book Club that relate to our SF […]

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Way of Kings Read Along Chapters 20-28 (plus intervals 4-6)

Hello my Readalong Friends, Turns out that my birthday was last week and that, as a surprise, I was taken to Scotland to celebrate it. Firstly, I must say: what an incredible country! As a […]

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RITA finalists 2014 – Congratulations Entice authors!!

Yesterday the RITA finalists were announced! For those of you who might not be familiar with them, the RITAs are the Oscars of the Romance world – winning a RITA is the highest mark of […]

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Related Categories: With Love News, With Love Posts

On This Day: M C Escher

It was on this day in 1972 that the extraordinary Dutch artist M. C. Escher died. ‘Who?’ You might be saying (although we really hope you’re not!). Well, him: The guy that did this: And […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, Whimsy
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Darynda Jones and Charley Davidson celebrate Mother’s Day

As our last author insight into Mother’s Day, we have the fantastic Darynda Jones talking about how family and love tie into her Charley Davidson series . . .   I’m thrilled to be here […]

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How to capture exquisite detail using exposure bracketing

How do you capture such a crisp, super-real image? Experienced professional landscape guru Carl Heilman II explains how he uses exposure bracketing to make sure he has everything covered   Exposure bracketing is the process of […]

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