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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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    When To Use Digital Filters

    Here is a guide to the digital filters on the K-500 and what kind of photos they are ideal for.

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    Digital Zoom: A Beginner's Guide

    Here's some things you should know about digital zoom before choosing a digital or advanced compact.

    • 21 Jan 2014
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    10 Essential Photo Tutorials To Get Your Ready For The Autumn Season

    Here are ten photography tutorials that'll fill you with tips and ideas for shooting during the autumn.

    • 30 Sep 2014
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    Daffodils and Photoshop

    Learn how to create a ragged frame that can be added to any image.

    • 1 Mar 2010
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    Photoshop tutorial: Colouring smoke

    You've taken the pictures now add a little bit of colour to your incense smoke images in Photoshop.

    • 3 Mar 2010
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    Post Processing HDR images

    Tone mapped HDR images are rarely perfect when the HDR program finishes with them. They can look flat, lack overall contrast, and can suffer from artifacts, ghosting and halos. Ferrell McCollough of www.beforethecoffee.com explains how to correct such problems.

    • 2 Oct 2007
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    How To Create The Infrared Image Look

    Robin Whalley shows us how to create an infrared landscape in Photoshop.

    • 22 May 2012
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    Making a Panorama in Panorama Factory

    Panoramas are easier than you think! You don't even need a special tripod head.

    • 25 Mar 2010
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    How to turn a coloured landscape mono

    Robin Whalley shows you how to convert your boring landscapes into monochrome masterpieces.

    • 17 Feb 2011
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    Wildlife photography on safari in Africa

    Good equipment and technical knowledge are both important to taking strong wildlife photographs, but there are also a great many ways of improving your results that have less to do with cutting edge technology than with how you look through your lens, explains wildlife expert, Ariadne Van Zandbergen.

    • 5 Jan 2001
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    Long Exposures

    Long exposure landscapes don't just have to be of the sea as Karl Taylor explains.

    • 14 Apr 2010
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    Preparations for Iron-based printing

    Over the next three articles Dr Mike Ware describes three iron-based processes - new cyanotype, argyrotype and platino-palladiotype. They have the same working methods so, to avoid repetition, the equipment, materials and handling procedures you will need are described here first.

    • 9 Jan 2001
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28 Mar 2015 5:07pm
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Review
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens, the new superzoom macro lens from Sigma. Review based on a pre-production sample.
18 Jun 2012 1:23PM
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28 Mar 2015 4:24pm
Personality Portraits Used To Re-Home Dogs
An American humane society is using brilliant photo booth images of dogs to help re-home them.
28 Mar 2015 12:00AM
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28 Mar 2015 3:35pm
Basic Town & City Photographic Tips
Towns are full of photographic opportunities. When are you going to take your camera to yours?
28 Mar 2015 1:00AM
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28 Mar 2015 11:29am
Tilt Lens Effect Using Photoshop
Tilt Lens Effect Using Photoshop
How to create toy model type photos using a tilt lens effect in Photoshop
31 Dec 2011 12:00AM
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27 Mar 2015 8:53pm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Sample Photos
Sample photos from the new Nikon Coolpix P900 - the camera features an 83x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-2000mm in 35mm terms.
27 Mar 2015 7:05PM
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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