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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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    Olympic Torch Relay Photography Tips

    Why not photograph the Olympic torch as it comes through your area?

    • 13 Jun 2012
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    Astrophotography

    Following on from last month's article on beginners astrophotography Michael A. Covington now goes one stage further and explain about telescopes and how to use them to view stars and planets.

    • 11 Jan 2001
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    Making people beautiful

    This guide shows you how to make someone look great without them going under the knife!

    • 26 Feb 2009
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    Lighting large groups of people

    Need to photograph a group of people and you're not sure how to light the shot? Take a look at this article.

    • 25 Mar 2011
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    Top Cold Weather Photography Tips

    John Gravett shares his top tips on how photographers can take photos and survive the cold weather.

    • 6 Dec 2011
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    Michael Freeman's Backlighting Tips

    Learn more about backlighting about from Michael Freeman in this extract from his latest book.

    • 18 Jul 2012
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    Beginners' guide to photography Part 2

    Part 2 of our beginner's guide to photography Michael Jenkins suggests we look around a little more when pointing the camera at the subject

    • 6 Jan 2002
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    High light, soft light - studio lighting beginners' guide

    Attaching a flash umbrella to your studio flash light is the first step to better lighting and is one of the basic principals of lighting “The bigger the light the softer it is”. Here we explain one of the basic lighting improvements in our studio lighting beginners' guide series. Words and Pictures Chris Burfoot AMPA ASWPP

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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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    Tips On Photographing Athletics

    As the Olympics are getting closer, we have a few tips to help you improve your athletic photography skills.

    • 6 Jun 2012
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    Tutorial On Using Lightroom Presets

    Peter Bargh explains how Lightroom presets can save you time when making similar changes to your photos. Also how they let you perform and repeat advanced colourising and vignetting effects as well as apply treatments perfected by other users.

    • 26 Sep 2012
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    Photographing Africa's people - a guide by Ariadne Van Zandbergen


    Ariadne Van Zandbergen, a leading wildlife and travel photographer, shares a collection of tips to help you phoptograph people of Africa.

    • 6 Jan 2001
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31 Jul 2014 1:58pm
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.
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31 Jul 2014 1:04pm
Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Review
Read our full review of the Pentax 645Z - the most affordable 51.4 megapixel medium format camera released to date.
30 Jul 2014 3:35PM
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31 Jul 2014 12:15pm
GPS & Geotagging With Nikon Cameras
GPS & Geotagging With Nikon Cameras
Learn how to geotag your images and keep track of where your images are taken.
30 Jul 2014 12:00AM
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31 Jul 2014 12:42am
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V Review
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V Review
Daniel Bell reviews the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX400V, a bridge camera with 50x optical zoom, manual controls, Wi-Fi and GPS.
24 Mar 2014 4:35PM
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30 Jul 2014 4:18pm
Pentax 645Z Full Size Sample Photos
We've been taking photos with a production version of the Pentax 645Z and have uploaded full-size sample photos.
24 Jul 2014 8:26PM
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30 Jul 2014 4:14pm
Sony Alpha A7S Review
Sony Alpha A7S, full frame mirrorless camera with a 12 megapixel sensor, and 4K video recording it promises low noise photography and video.
29 Jul 2014 4:48PM
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30 Jul 2014 8:54am
David Pritchard And The Tamron 150-600mm Lens
David Pritchard has got his hands on the 150-600mm lens from Tamron.
30 Jul 2014 12:00AM
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29 Jul 2014 6:19pm
SplashArt Kit MkII Review
SplashArt Kit MkII Review
Peter Bargh takes a look at the SplashArt Kit Mk II, which creates stunning water drop photos.
16 Nov 2012 12:39PM
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29 Jul 2014 5:37pm
LensPen Sensorklear Loupe Kit Review
A sensor cleaning kit for just £40 that lets you clean your own sensor? We find out how it performs in our review.
22 Jul 2014 1:54PM
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28 Jul 2014 10:05pm
Another Chance To Get A Free EIZO Mousemat
Another Chance To Get A Free EIZO Mousemat
EIZO wants you to 'like' them and if you do, you can get your hands on an EIZO mousemat.
9 Sep 2013 11:40AM