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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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Girl With Raven Wins Photo Of The Week Accolade
An atmospheric portrait of a girl and a raven has been awarded Photo of the Week this week.
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28 May 2015 3:56pm
Sneak Peek At A New Lightroom CC Tool
New technology is coming to Lightroom CC and Adobe have released a sneak peek of it.
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28 May 2015 9:25am
Join Panasonic For A Free Photo Walk
Panasonic and The National Trust will be holding a series of photo walks around the UK where photographers can try out Panasonic's latest 4K cameras.
27 May 2015 11:14AM
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27 May 2015 9:24pm
5 Top Transport Photography Techniques
Here are five tutorials that'll help you take better shots of cars, boats, trains and other transport.
5 May 2015 12:10AM
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27 May 2015 8:47pm
365-Gigapixel Pano Takes World's Largest Photo Crown
A panorama captured at 3500m of Mon Blanc is now the largest photo in the world.
26 May 2015 9:54AM
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27 May 2015 7:18pm
Top Tree And Leaf Photography Tips
Trees looks great in Autumn but you don't have to wait until then to photograph them.
22 May 2015 12:10AM
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27 May 2015 7:12pm
How To Create Dramatic Seascapes In Tonality
How to give your coastal shots more impact by converting them to moody monochrome.
27 May 2015 3:45PM
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27 May 2015 5:10pm
Rollei Releases Four New Selfie Sticks
Rollei has announced four new selfie sticks, all with different features.
5 May 2015 11:15AM
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27 May 2015 3:56pm
Samsung NX500 Review
Ben Andrews reviews the new Samsung NX500 - with a 28.2 megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, and 4K video recording, could this be the bargain mirrorless camera of the year?
7 Apr 2015 2:24PM
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27 May 2015 10:20am
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new wide-angle zoom lens from Pentax, the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR.
27 May 2015 9:35AM