THE TELEPHOTO LANDSCAPE

A telephoto lens may not be what you reach for first when faced by a stunning landscape scene – but maybe it should be. Here’s eight reasons why.

For many of us when we think of landscape photography we think of the epic you-can-step right-into-the-scene kind of shots that you get from an ultra wide-angle lens. Sweeping vistas of the coast, countryside or mountains where the landscape stretches from immediately in front of the camera all the way back to a distant horizon and dramatic sky.

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ADVENTURES IN BORNEO

Meet the orangutans, spot the proboscis monkey and indulge in some exotic Malaysian cuisine in the wetlands of Borneo, Malaysia.

The rainforests of Sarawak that lie in Borneo are famous for their Orangutans. But only if you are lucky, will you spot them. My guide Norlin tells me that I have to be lucky to see an Orangutan, even if it’s at The Semenggoh Nature Reserve, which is about 45 minutes away from Kuching, the capital. Sometimes, the apes just do not make an appearance, even for food.

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LAST MINUTE LEAN

Since Snapchat, anything that takes longer than 24 hours feels like a lifetime. Yet experts warn that fad diets almost certainly lead to weight gain. We find the quickest ways to lose weight without the rebound effects.

Professing intent to lose a few kilos is a summer rite of passage, regardless of whether or not you need it. Somehow the words ‘family coming from interstate’ and ‘beach vay-cay’ assume validity despite depending on very flawed logic.

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7 TIPS FOR AWESOME ROAD-TRIP PICTURES

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Else, just get behind your wheel, grab your camera and start shooting…

Comedian Steven Wright once said, “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” Substitute the word “driving” for “walking and you’ll see why road trips are a great way to see, experience, enjoy — and of course photograph — the countryside. Road trips offer photographers the advantages of being self-contained and allow them to travel on their own schedules. Simply put, road trips offer freedom — freedom to come and go as you please, and the freedom to shoot what you like, for as long as you like.

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The ROBOTS are here!

Robotic process automation or RPA has reached a stage where its level of perfection and consistency is comparable to the most ef cient of humans. Here’s how it is changing the game.

“…you just can’t differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans.” Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

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No matter what shape you’re in, or even how often you hit the gym, there will be days when you feel like you just can’t push anymore — the weights feel really heavy, you can’t get into the groove or you’re just plain hurting. Hey, it happens. But how should you handle it? Give in and try again tomorrow, or push through, getting in a workout regardless?

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In many consumer markets, companies that once relied on developing new product features and improving customer service increasingly see competitive advantage rooted in the entire experience that’s wrapped around the product.

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