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Photography Techniques

From lens focal lengths and fill-flash to portraits, macro or stunning landscapes there are techniques for everyone. Learn how to use metering, considering composition and shoot everything from classic cars to derelict buildings. We also have 100s of easy to follow step by step photo editing tutorials.

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    Use your enlarger to make selective crops - darkroom guide

    If you own, or have access to a darkroom, you could be using an enlarger to help improve your photographic composition. There is no substitute to a well composed picture in the first place, but often, through no fault of our own, we capture a picture on film that needs further help.

    • 12 Jan 2001
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    Photographing trees - a how to guide

    Most photographers have one or more favourite themes, a particular type of subject which attracts their eye. If you look through my filing cabinets it's not hard to identify mine, one in particular crops up time and time again - trees.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : The Platino-Palladiotype Process

    The Platino-Palladiotype Process

    A comprehensive pictorial guide to the Platino-Palladiotype process with Dr Mike Ware

  • Thumbnail : Changing aspect ratios in Photoshop Elements

    Changing aspect ratios in Photoshop Elements

    You don't have to keep the same aspect ratio when saving and printing pictures. Sometimes an unusal format can enhance a photo. Peter Bargh prepares to stretch the format.

    • 12 Jan 2001
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    Cut out effect in Paint Shop Pro

    Creating cut outs in textured images is easy with an image editing program that has layers. Here Peter Bargh shows you how it's done using Paint Shop Pro.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : The digital stocking filter - Photoshop guide

    The digital stocking filter - Photoshop guide

    An old Hollywood film trick to smooth skin tones was to film through a soft filter. Photographers of the stars have used the same trick. Here's how it's done digitally.

    • 12 Jan 2001
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    Create a paint effect in Elements

    Peter Bargh uses Photoshop's Blend mode to create a more realistic paint effect.

    • 11 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Printing with variable-grade paper - darkoom guide

    Printing with variable-grade paper - darkoom guide

    Using variable contrast papers will save you loads of money while you're learning to print and can also improve your creativity as you become more experienced.

    • 11 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Portrait photography with ease

    Portrait photography with ease

    You can create great studio portraits with limited facilities and a little thought.

    • 11 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Cyanotype printing with Dr Mike Ware

    Cyanotype printing with Dr Mike Ware

    Dr Mike Ware's comprehensive guide to Cyanotype printing

  • Thumbnail : Digital sepia toning

    Digital sepia toning

    Recreate those olde-worlde sepia photographs using image editing software. Peter Bargh is your guide.

    • 11 Jan 2001
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    Astrophotography

    Following on from last month's article on beginners astrophotography Michael A. Covington now goes one stage further and explain about telescopes and how to use them to view stars and planets.

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1 Sep 2014 4:54pm
Nissin i40 Now Available In 4/3 And Sony Fit
Nissin has announced that the i40 flash is now available for Micro 4/3 and Sony mounts.
1 Sep 2014 11:08AM
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1 Sep 2014 3:49pm
30 Must-Read Techniques To Try In September 2014
Welcome to September's Photo Month where you'll find 30 techniques, features and more.
1 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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1 Sep 2014 11:13am
5 Easy Ways To Prevent Camera Shake
Here are five simple ways you can stop camera shake spoiling your shots.
1 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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31 Aug 2014 9:55pm
Pentax Release New DSLR With 'Innovative Illuminated Body'
Pentax has today released a new digital SLR camera, available in 12 fashionable colour variations.
27 Aug 2014 11:15PM
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31 Aug 2014 9:42pm
MPB Bring Canon EF 1200mm Lens To London
MPB Photographic recently bought the super rare canon EF 1200mm lens to London.
30 Aug 2014 6:00AM
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31 Aug 2014 4:05pm
What To Photograph On Day-Trips To Picturesque Villages
Take a trip to your nearest village as there's usually plenty of photographically friendly subjects to shoot.
25 Aug 2014 12:00AM
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29 Aug 2014 5:29pm
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye Lens Review
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
13 Aug 2012 8:42AM
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29 Aug 2014 11:42am
Portrait Professional 12 Review
Ben Andrews reviews the latest version of PortraitPro v12 - the advanced portrait retouching software.
27 Aug 2014 10:01AM
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29 Aug 2014 8:12am
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews this new ultra wide-angle lens from Canon for full-frame cameras.
22 Aug 2014 1:36PM
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29 Aug 2014 12:50am
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Hands-On Preview
We go hands on with the new Olympus PEN E-PL7 with built in Wi-Fi and Selfie touch-screen, and post sample photos from the camera.
28 Aug 2014 9:32PM