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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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    All about exposure

    Light is the basic substance that your camera captures or records. This article explains the primary elements that govern how much light reaches your camera and makes an image too light, too dark, or exposed correctly.

    • 19 Nov 2010
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    Portrait lengths - a practical guide

    Shooting different lengths in portraits affects how the image is composed and perceived, as Duncan Evans explains.

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : Close encounters - macro photography explained

    Close encounters - macro photography explained

    One of the most fascinating and rewarding areas of photography is shooting close-up and macro studies. Small may be beautiful, but Steve Bavister shows you how to make it big. using photos by Peter Bargh.

    • 6 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Flower fascination - a close up photography guide

    Flower fascination - a close up photography guide

    The closer you look the more you'll see. Angelika Stehle suggests we add a new dimension to our flower photography.

    • 7 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Burning in detail - traditional darkroom technique

    Burning in detail - traditional darkroom technique

    Peter Bargh shows us how to improve our darkroom printing skills using selective exposure control.

    • 7 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Shooting Landscapes With Compact Cameras

    Shooting Landscapes With Compact Cameras

    Is there such thing as the right camera when it comes to shooting landscapes? Robin Whalley gets his compact out to put this theory to the test.

    • 9 May 2011
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    Getting to the Wildlife

    A beginners guide to wildlife photography in your area.

    • 5 Jan 2001
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    When Using A 50mm Macro Lens Will Help

    Here's a guide to when the Pentax-D FA Macro 50mm f/2.8 lens will be ideal for use.

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    F-stop printing

    Richard Ross shows how to apply those familiar camera exposure techniques in the darkroom

    • 1 Jan 2003
  • Thumbnail : High Dynamic Range (HDR) explained

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) explained

    The concept of high dynamic range processing has been around since 1997, but has started to increase pace in the digital photography world. Peter Bargh explains what it's all about and how you use it.

    • 30 Nov -0001
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    Black and White Photography: The Nude

    The latest book in Terry Hope's Black and White Photography series deals with the perennial subject of the nude. In this extract, a selection of photographers talk about the techniques they have employed to produce their pictures.

    • 1 Jan 2001
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    Bird Photography

    Struggling to capture that picture perfect Puffin? Are your subjects flying out of frame before you've clicked the shutter button? If so, you need Joe Kellard's help.

    • 16 Nov 2009
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Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
Lowepro Vertex 100 AW
The all-weather, all-action bag from Lowepro tries out the shoulder of gasping lard-bucket, Duncan Evans.
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Start your engines
Start your engines
If you're a photographer with a petrol head then Goodwood is the place for you.
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July Photo Month Winner Week 1
Find out who's won e2 membership in week 1 of July's Photo Month competition
11 Jul 2014 4:29PM
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11 Jul 2014 4:43pm
Sigma dp2 Quattro Review
We review the new Sigma dp2 Quattro - a new camera with an unusual design and unusual sensor, designed for the ultimate image quality.
11 Jul 2014 2:54PM
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11 Jul 2014 11:02am
Nine Most Popular Flower Photography Tutorials
Nine Most Popular Flower Photography Tutorials
We list the nine most popular flower photography tutorials posted over the last year.
7 Apr 2012 12:00AM
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11 Jul 2014 3:56am
Nikon 1 V3 Review
Nikon 1 V3 Review
The Nikon 1 V3 is the latest compact system camera from Nikon and offers high speed continuous shooting and video. Find out how it performs in our full review.
9 May 2014 2:59PM
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10 Jul 2014 8:42pm
Pentax K-50 DSLR Review
Pentax K-50 DSLR Review
John Riley reviews the new weather sealed Pentax K-50 Digital SLR to see how it performs.
25 Jul 2013 1:51PM
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10 Jul 2014 8:20pm
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Review
Read our review of the new Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, the World's first 4K recording compact camera features a 16x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and EVF.
1 Jul 2014 2:30PM
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9 Jul 2014 2:35pm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 Review
Daniel Bell reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, a compact premium camera with 30x optical zoom and an 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor.
5 Feb 2014 6:25PM
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8 Jul 2014 6:27pm
Nikon D810 DSLR Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the brand new Nikon D810, an update to the D800/D800E.
26 Jun 2014 5:00AM