5 things you should know about shooting RAW

Using the RAW file format when taking a photo means that you’re capturing all image data recorded by the sensor. When shooting in a format like JPEG, image information is compressed and, essentially, lost. With RAW there is no information compressed so you are able to produce higher quality images – perfect for creating your

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An Introduction To Insect Macro Photography

When it comes to photographing insects have you ever wondered how photographers get super close-up shots? Well it’s similar to photographing flowers – it’s all about high magnification macro photography. We know, it sounds extremely complicated, but trust us it’s not! Here at Parrot Print we’ve got a brief introduction to insect photography, so you

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Let’s talk about Pinhole Photography

Today, on the last Sunday in April, we celebrate Pinhole Photography Day. This day marks a vacation from the increasingly technical world we live in to create beautiful photographs using an ancient method. The basic optical principles of the pinhole are referenced in Chinese texts from as early as the fifth century BC. This form

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Photography holiday hotspots: Where will you go next?

Your choice of where to go on holiday this year will be influenced by the climate you want, the culture you want to enjoy and also the budget you have to play with. There’s also the question of how photogenic your destination is, so you can take stunning photographs that can be treasured for long

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Sports Photography Basics

Here at Parrot Print we’ve covered how to capture cycling photography, but we’ve never talked about sports photography as a whole. Today we’re going to go through the basics of sports photography, so you can turn your sports snaps into incredible canvas prints. Before we get into all the technical stuff surrounding your camera and

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The newest photo apps you need to know about

Forget Snapchat and Instagram filters, today we’re talking about the latest photography apps that will turn your smartphone snaps into canvas worthy images. Although your professional camera will capture high resolution photographs, in a modern age where technology is at its peak, why not swap your expensive equipment for your trusty smartphone? Simple, effective and

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The Most Iconic Pieces of Art & Where to Find Them

While travelling the world, there are many sights to behold, but not just in the form of famous landmarks. Galleries across the world are home to some of the most iconic pieces of art ever created, and can be a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, but just what can you see and where?

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The Seventies design resurgence

We’ve talked about colourful stripes on the blog recently and it seems these aren’t the only on-trend looks from the past making a powerful resurgence. They say that everything comes back into style eventually, even looks that weren’t entirely welcomed the first time round! And true to form now the National Design Academy has tipped

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Trends you need to know from the Ideal Home Show 2016

As you know, we’re seriously into interiors and when we can we like to checkout the big events in the design calendar. This year’s Ideal Home Show ran from 18 March to 3 April at the Oylmpia Conference Centre in London and attracted more than 265,000 visitors seeking out home inspiration. There were live presentations from

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