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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.

  • Thumbnail : Controlling local density using a torch

    Controlling local density using a torch

    Increase your darkroom skills with this great technique from Peter Bargh - using a torch to control tonal density.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Creative hand colouring in Photoshop

    Creative hand colouring in Photoshop

    Traditional printing guru Max Ferguson turns his hand to Photoshop Photoshop layers to handcolour a black & white image.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Creative shadows using Adobe Elements

    Creative shadows using Adobe Elements

    Add a halo shadow effect around your still life subject to make it more three dimensional and appear to leap off the background. It's just like using a ring flash.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Out on The Seas With Colin Speedie.

    Out on The Seas With Colin Speedie.

    Colin Speedie, photographer and professional yachtsman, talks about the Shark Trust project and how the Canon EOS 1V helps him to achieve spectacular results.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Using two bath developers - advanced darkroom guide

    Using two bath developers - advanced darkroom guide

    Fine Prints demand fine negatives - how do we get these without zone system processing? Barry Thornton has the answer using a two bath developer

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Making a Lith negative - traditional darkroom ideas

    Making a Lith negative - traditional darkroom ideas

    A lith negative gives the creative darkroom user many printing options. Heather Powell explains how they are made.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Making a splash with high speed photography

    Making a splash with high speed photography

    High-speed photography is really no different from other types of still-life photography. Simon Butcher's recipe for success is to control all the elements of the shot so that it is consistent and repeatable.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Use your enlarger to make selective crops - darkroom guide

    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
  • Thumbnail : Photographing trees - a how to guide

    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
  • Thumbnail : Cut out effect in Paint Shop Pro

    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
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Tamrac have announced the launch of professional series camera bags, beginning with new Anvil backpacks.
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Top 10 Best Sigma Lenses On ePHOTOzine
Here are the top 10 best Sigma lenses that have been reviewed in ePHOTOzine for 2015.
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29 Jun 2015 11:55am
Classical Portrait Wins Photo Of The Week
A beautiful image of a monk has been awarded ePHOTOzine's Photo of the Week.
29 Jun 2015 11:06AM
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28 Jun 2015 12:08pm
Have Fun Experimenting With Night Photography
When you've got your sunset don't think you have to pack your kit up and head home as there's still plenty to capture well after the sun has set.
28 Jun 2015 12:10AM
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27 Jun 2015 9:33pm
Samsung NX500 Review
Ben Andrews reviews the new Samsung NX500 - with a 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, and 4K video recording, could this be the bargain mirrorless camera of the year?
7 Apr 2015 2:24PM
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27 Jun 2015 9:20pm
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Review
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews this new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens with a manual aperture ring and a compact design.
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26 Jun 2015 7:42pm
How To Photograph Portraits On Your Travels
Tips on how to successfully photograph the people who live in the place you're travelling to.
26 Jun 2015 12:10AM
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26 Jun 2015 12:56pm
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review
This is serious. This is the Olympus Stylus XZ-2, a noticeable upgrade to the XZ-1, but how does it perform? Find out in our review.
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26 Jun 2015 9:50am
Pentax K-3 II DSLR Sample Photos
Full size sample photos from the new Pentax K-3 II DSLR, including a number taken in the Pixel Shift Resolution mode.
18 Jun 2015 2:37PM
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25 Jun 2015 9:32pm
Canon EOS M3 Review
Reviewed: Canon's new EOS M3, the mirrorless compact system camera with a new 24 megapixel APS-C sensor.
29 May 2015 6:59PM