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The selfie stick: 5 ‘facts’ that may surprise you

1. 1925 – the first ‘selfie stick’? The selfie stick is an extendable rod or monopod with a mount or clamp to hold your smartphone or camera at one end and handle at the other end. The idea is that you can take better pictures of yourself (known as a selfie) or group shots. Some even have remote or Bluetooth controls. But the selfie stick may be a much older phenomenon. In December 2014, the BBC reported about a photo of a couple taken in…

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Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future?

If you have ever shouted at your mobile phone, it could actually do some good in the future. Using sound to charge a mobile phone could become a reality, according to new research. A team from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and mobile phone maker Nokia have created an energy-harvesting prototype – a nanogenerator – that could be used to charge a mobile phone using everyday background noise. That could be traffic, music or even our own voices. The…

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Photographing submarines, Margaret Thatcher to Scottish landscapes and crystal balls… one photographer’s story

It might seem an obvious thing to say, but people really do live the most extraordinary lives. Iain Ferguson was at the UK’s photographic “frontline” of the Cold War after developing a passion for photography and video from an early age. That passion for photography has also continued through his life – with stunning results.  A passion for photography As a youngster, Iain started off his photography and video interest by using the family video camera. As a teenager he started…

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Guide to taking photos at music festivals with stunning photos of music stars

Going to a music festival or a gig? Want to know how to take great photos to capture that special moment? Read these brilliant tips of a professional photographer who takes pictures of some of the world’s biggest music stars and has been to more than 100 festivals. He knows what he’s talking about and his photos prove it. From heavy metal band Metallica at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival to Lady Gaga in Carlisle, Gary Stafford has photographed some of the…

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Wildlife photography on your doorstep: amazing photos and tips

You may think that you need to travel to get incredible photos of wildlife. But the reality is there is so much to take amazing pictures of all on your doorstep, according to photographer Ashley Boelens. He takes fantastic photos of wildlife and most of it is within 2 miles of his home in Milton Keynes. You don’t need to go far to take wildlife photos “The great thing is that you don’t have to go far either, there are…

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Amazing aircraft photos & 10 aviation photo tips

Are you heading to an air show this summer and want to take some quality photos of the aircraft? With the internationally famous Farnborough airshow and other displays coming up, we asked one photographer for her tips on how to get the best images. Claire Hartley has had a long-standing interest in aviation having grown up in Lincolnshire, which has been home to numerous air bases, but only really began to specialise in taking photos of aircraft in the past year…

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Amazing photos from the sky: aerial kite photography

You might think that flying kites is for kids, but there is a worldwide community of photographers who use them to take kite aerial photography (KAP). Using kites and some pretty simple kit, so-called KAPers often produce stunning photos. Aerial photography: something different Kevin Lajoie is one such KAPer. He’s been using kites to take incredible images in and around the Channel Islands for the past six years. I caught up with him on a beautiful sunny day on the…

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Father’s Day: 7 gifts your Dad will REALLY love

Stuck on what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Here’s 7 super gift ideas. 1. Super cool looking watch. £11.99 See our full range of watches by clicking here 2. Designer look headphones with amazing sound quality: £34.99 Our full range of headphones are here 3. Turntable kit to turn his records into MP3 tracks: £39.99 4. Media TV box – turn his telly smart: £54.99   Check out the full range of media players by clicking here 5. Thermal heat…

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VOTE: What’s the best smartphone?

Are you an Apple phone fan or perhaps love your Samsung or Sony? We’d love to know what you think is the best smartphone. Just click your favourite below – and we’ll let you know which phone won the smartphone battle. What's the best smartphone? Interesting links: Check out these smartphone and mobile phone accessories Have a look at what people are saying on Facebook Incredible value microSD memory cards <a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/8082313/”>What’s the best smartphone?</a> Please follow and like us…

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