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Using A Polarising Filter For Holiday Shots

Why You Need A Polarising Filter For Travel

We explain why it's good to pack a polariser when you're going on holiday.

Added: 23rd June 2013

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Tips On Using A Neutral Density Filter

How To Use A Neutral Density Filter

Attaching a neutral density filter to your camera lens will bring you several benefits, as Peter Bargh explains.

Added: 18th November 2011
Shoot very long exposures

Take your time

Get adventurous with your camera settings.

Added: 4th July 2010
How to set up camera adapters

Setting up camera adapters tutorial

David Clapp shows us how to adapt manual focus lenses for digital cameras.

Added: 19th April 2010
Using polarises for your photography

Photographing water with polarising filters

Nick Jenkins tells us how polarising filters can help you take great water shots.

Added: 1st December 2008
Modify older lenses to fit on to modern equipment

‘Alternative’ Lenses

David Clapp tells us why our old equipment shouldn't be put at the back of the cupboard just yet.

Added: 17th November 2008
A few ground-rules for concert photography

Lens choices for photographing gigs

Gary Wolstenholme explains why he thinks there is no "best" equipment when it comes to taking pictures at concerts.

Added: 10th November 2008
Using coloured filters with black & white film

Using coloured filters with black & white film

You can dramatically alter the tones of a black & white photograph by placing coloured filters over the camera lens. It's all explained here.

Added: 5th January 2003
Creative zoom bursts

Creative zoom bursts using a camera lens

If you have a zoom lens with a manual zoom ring you can adjust it as you take the photograph and create interesting effects.

Added: 9th January 2002 | Brand: Tamron
Polarisers - a guide to using polarising filters

Polariser filter guide

Peter Bargh explains what polarising filters are and how they work.

Added: 7th January 2002
Wide-angle photography technique

Wide-angle photography technique

Having mastered the basic camera controls, you may want to become more creative with your camera. One easy way of doing this is by using different focal length lenses.

Added: 4th January 2002 | Brand: Tamron
Using filters

Using filters - a practical guide

Optical filters can make all the difference to your pictures, especially when you shoot on transparency film, as Mike Busselle explains.

Added: 10th January 2001