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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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    Photographing Damselflies

    John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic Holidays goes on the hunt for Damselflies.

    • 3 May 2012
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    Scanning slides without a scanner

    Edward Byrne shows us how you can bring your memories stored away on slides into the digital world.

    • 26 Dec 2010
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    Fungi Photography

    As the leaves fall off the trees and the nights get longer venturing outside into the damp and cold to take a photograph of a mushroom isn't something everyone will want to do. Here, two photographers who specialise in fungi photography tell us why we should be photographing mushrooms and how to capture them in their best light.

    • 19 Sep 2008
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    Women

    Learn to shoot portraits that will make every woman smile.

    • 24 Jun 2010
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    When Will I Need To Use A Tripod?

    When and why do you need to use a tripod? Find out in our list of quick tips and shooting advice.

    • 1 Jun 2011
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27 Mar 2015 6:51pm
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Review
Gary Wolstenholme puts one of Sigma's top of the range lenses to the test. Read on to see how it scores.
27 Mar 2015 8:49AM
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27 Mar 2015 8:38am
Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 Sample Photos
We go hands-on with the new 42.5mm f/1.7 portrait lens from Panasonic, and post some sample photos.
22 Mar 2015 12:31PM
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27 Mar 2015 2:23am
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II Review
Gary Wolstenholme puts Nikon's new telephoto zoom lens with a collapsible design to the test.
26 Mar 2015 2:12PM
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26 Mar 2015 9:09pm
The Photography Show 2015 Show Report
We are at The Photography Show 2015, at the NEC in Birmingham, read our show report here!
23 Mar 2015 9:42AM
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26 Mar 2015 1:13pm
Macro Water Drop Image Wins March Photo Month Week 3
A macro water drop image has won this week's Photo Month prize.
25 Mar 2015 12:00PM
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25 Mar 2015 9:03pm
How Do You Photograph The Moon?
Want to learn how you can capture a decent image of the moon with your kit? Have a read of this.
20 Mar 2015 1:00AM
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25 Mar 2015 8:31pm
Ten Top Tips To Teach Photography Newbies
Know someone who's new to photography? Here are ten quick tips to help them get started.
10 Mar 2015 1:00AM
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25 Mar 2015 8:17pm
Seascapes With Slow Shutter Speeds
Slow shutter speeds and seascapes go together like jam and peanut butter. Here's why and how to use them to your advantage.
22 Mar 2015 1:00AM
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25 Mar 2015 6:33pm
Sigma dp0 Quattro Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new Sigma dp0 Quattro, the camera features a 14mm f/4 ultra-wide angle lens, and Sigma's unique Foveon sensor.
23 Mar 2015 9:38AM
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25 Mar 2015 3:57pm
Black And White Portrait Wins POTW
An excellently composed black and white portrait has been crowned Photo of the Week.
23 Mar 2015 12:40PM