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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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    Beginner's Guide To ISO

    What's ISO, how and when can it be used? We answer these questions here.

    • 17 Dec 2013
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    How to use the ISO setting on a digital camera

    Digital cameras, like film cameras, often have an ISO setting, but what does this means and how do you use it? All is explained here...

    • 6 Jan 2003
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    Noise Management

    Robin Whalley shares his noise knowledge and tells us how we can avoid it.

    • 21 Dec 2010
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    Why Wide ISO Range Is Useful

    Here, we take a look at why having a wide ISO range can help you take a wider range of photos.

    • 17 Jan 2014
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    Create Grainy Shots

    Higher ISOs and noise aren't always something we should shy away from. Find out why here.

    • 9 Oct 2011
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    Tips On Photographing A Balloon Night Glow

    Here are a few tips to help you take better photos of a balloon night glow.

    • 13 Jun 2012
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    Image Sharpening With Lightroom 3

    Robin Whalley demonstrates how you can use Lightroom 3 for sharpening and managing noise in your photos.

    • 14 Feb 2012
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    Portraits by candlelight

    Try shooting portraits with a difference. Forget the flashgun and light up a candle or two for people pictures with a difference.

    • 5 Mar 2010
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    Low light tips with Karl Taylor

    Karl Taylor has some essential tips that will keep you taking great photos even when there’s only a little bit of light in the sky.

    • 14 Dec 2010
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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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    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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    Low Light Photography Tips

    Advice to help you take better photos in low light.

    • 3 Nov 2012
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Adobe has updated its Creative Cloud Photography plan with the introduction of Lightroom CC.
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Why You Should Use People In Your Landscapes
Should people be featured in landscape photos? And if they are, what do they do to the shot?
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24 Apr 2015 10:15am
Trigger Your Sony Camera With The Eye Sensor
Sony's latest app, currently in BETA, lets you trigger your camera's shutter via the eye sensor.
23 Apr 2015 9:29AM
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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary telephoto zoom lens.
31 Mar 2015 10:41AM
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23 Apr 2015 1:16pm
Pentax Announce K-3 II DSLR
Pentax has announced the K-3 II DSLR, with a newly developed Pixel Shift Resolution System.
22 Apr 2015 11:15PM
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23 Apr 2015 7:52am
Nikon Coolpix P610 Review
Reviewed: the Nikon Coolpix P610 features a 60x optical zoom lens, built in Wi-Fi and GPS as well as fullHD video recording.
23 Apr 2015 12:00AM
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22 Apr 2015 7:52pm
Pentax HD FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED DC AW Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED DC AW telephoto zoom lens for APS-C and FF cameras.
21 Apr 2015 9:08AM
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22 Apr 2015 7:51pm
Nikon Releases D4S Firmware Update
Nikon has released its firmware update for the D4S with several improvements.
21 Apr 2015 1:05PM
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21 Apr 2015 6:10pm
Pentax HD FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens for full-frame and APS-C cameras.
20 Apr 2015 1:12PM
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20 Apr 2015 6:29pm
OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Review
Ben Andrews reviews the latest version of OnOne's Perfect Photo Suite, version 9.5.
20 Apr 2015 11:30AM