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John Thatch

John Thatcher is a computer science educated artist. He uses technology to solve artist problems. His friends don't like it when he speaks of himself in the third person. But John does it anyway, because he's a rebel.

The Best Digital Photo Frames 2018

By John Thatch / April 25, 2018

If you haven’t encountered a digital photo frame recently, you may have some conflicting feelings. Partly, there was that magical moment of the first time you saw one (if you’re old enough to remember their absence) like something ripped straight from Harry Potter. The pictures can change and move!On the other hand, when the novelty […]

The Best Monitors For Photo Editing 2018

By John Thatch / April 24, 2018

The darkroom days are over for most people, and if you work in photography or are a keen hobbyist, you will need a monitor that’s designed for photo manipulation.How you use your camera, and therefore your editing setup, will dictate what you need; as will the question of how serious a photographer you are. From […]

The Best Photo Printers 2018

By John Thatch / April 18, 2018

Whether you’re a professional photographer, a keen amateur, or a snap-happy smartphone user, the chances are that you’ll want to print out your photos. If you’re keen to do your printing at home, a specialist photo printer will give you the quality and connectivity you need to have your memories in your hands in minutes. There […]

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

By John Thatch / April 18, 2018

All it takes to make it as a professional photographer is talent, right?Well, not exactly.If you’re going to make your dream a reality and build a sustainable career from taking photographs, you need to get your work out there for people to see. It’s not enough to just throw together your favorite images, though, as […]

7 Stunner Illustrator Portfolios

By John Thatch / April 18, 2018

If you’re an illustrator, a portfolio is incredibly important. It’s your calling card to the world, showing who you are and what you do. If you want to increase your chances of getting commissions or selling your existing work, you need to get your art online.Getting your work out there is easier than you probably […]

The 8 Best 3D Printers 2018

By John Thatch / April 16, 2018

You don’t have to go back too far to find a time when 3D printers were merely a fantasy, with replicators best left to the Star Trek universe. And just as quickly, they went from imaginary to real, then from gigantic machines restricted to rich tech companies to what’s available now for your own home.Whether […]

The Best Cameras For Youtube 2018

By John Thatch / April 16, 2018

Since its formation in 2005, YouTube has given birth to a whole new genre of celebrity. It’s now possible to make a living from posting videos to the sharing site, and with the likes of Zoella, Casey Neistat and Markiplier earning mega bucks from their channels, it’s no wonder that interest in vlogging has increased […]

The Best Photo Scanners 2018

By John Thatch / April 16, 2018

Scanning photographs isn’t the most exciting undertaking, and it’s something that many people put off for as long as possible. But, choosing the correct photo scanner can turn what is otherwise a tedious task into an enjoyable and satisfying project. Whether you’re backing up family photos, working on an archiving project, or you’re a photography […]

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

By John Thatch / April 15, 2018

The aurora borealis, or ‘the northern lights’ are perhaps the most iconic natural phenomenon to occur on earth, and almost everyone has seen incredible photography of colored particles dancing across the night sky. But, how do photographers capture the aurora in all its brilliance? It’s no secret that it can be tricky to achieve, but […]

28 Tips for New Photographers

By John Thatch / April 12, 2018

Photography is an incredibly enjoyable hobby that can be super fun and rewarding. But, it’s also a difficult art to master, and it will likely take years to create the type of images that will truly satisfy your creative vision. When you’re first starting out, you’ll need to learn technical skills and to develop your […]

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