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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 : Backyard Safari Pt 4

    Backyard Safari Pt 4

    In part four of our beginners guide to nature photography Ian Andrews looks at what can be achieved using specialist lenses.

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : Making a submission to a magazine

    Making a submission to a magazine

    Ever wondered how other people get their images published? Well there really isn’t any secret as Cheryl Surry explains.

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : Sharpen'o'Matic - a digital sharpening technique

    Sharpen'o'Matic - a digital sharpening technique

    Matthew Page looks at a sharpening technique that's designed to give a little punch and undo some of the softness inherent in the DSLR sensor.

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : Splitting the image

    Splitting the image

    Images with large amounts of colour noise can lead to bigger files when using Jpeg compression, Matthew Page describes his technique for reducing the noise, without sacrificing detail.

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : How to photograph the US Slot Canyons

    How to photograph the US Slot Canyons

    Russ Barker, takes us on a scenic tour of the American Southwest Slot Canyons and explains all you need to know to get a good set of photos.

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : Tagging pictures with FotoAlbum Pro

    Tagging pictures with FotoAlbum Pro

    By assigning "tags" or attributes – keywords, ratings, dates and captions to images – photographers can categorize and organize their content.

    • 6 Oct 2006
  • Thumbnail : Lasso technique in Corel Paint Shop Pro (Freehand selection)

    Lasso technique in Corel Paint Shop Pro (Freehand selection)

    Rebecca Bradley shows us how to use the Freehand Lasso Tool

    • 30 Nov -0001
  • Thumbnail : Fruit cocktail - modern art

    Fruit cocktail - modern art

    Duncan Evans explains how to slice up objects to give them a 3D feel, then arrange them into an arty print, using Paint Shop Pro.

    • 11 May 2007
  • Thumbnail : Summer portraits

    Summer portraits

    Should summer deign to show its rosy cheeks again you might be tempted to rush out, camera in hand, to capture that warmth in your portraits but, as Duncan Evans explains, bright sunshine brings specific problems.

    • 18 Jul 2007
  • Thumbnail : Portraits: What's in a Face?

    Portraits: What's in a Face?

    “You have 15 minutes to shoot the CEO. Get ready.” How would you photograph the CEO of a large corporation for a magazine? Creative director Clive Branson shared his secrets of portrait photography.

    • 27 Mar 2008
  • Thumbnail : Rescue an underexposed portrait photography using free image editing software

    Rescue an underexposed portrait photography using free image editing software

    This tutorial will show you how to fix the lighting in an outdoor photograph using GIMP's colour and sharpening tools while maintaining a natural end result.

    • 29 May 2008
  • Thumbnail : Replacing the background in a photograph using Gimp

    Replacing the background in a photograph using Gimp

    Here we are going to learn how to replace the background of a photograph and correct the lighting so that the two images are seamlessly combined to recreate a special moment. Michael Bates is your tutor and he's using the free editing program Gimp

    • 25 Jun 2008
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29 Mar 2015 11:48pm
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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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 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