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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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    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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    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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    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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Vanguard Expands Free Photo Guide Range
Vanguard has added two more photo guides which are available for download via the Vanguard website.
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20 Sep 2014 8:34pm
SanDisk Announce World's Highest Capacity Card
SanDisk has announced a 512GB SD card which is currently the largest available.
12 Sep 2014 1:45PM
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20 Sep 2014 7:08pm
Paul Morgan, Portraits And The OM-D EM-5
Paul Morgan, Portraits And The OM-D EM-5
Paul Morgan shares his thoughts on the Olympus OM-D.
18 Oct 2012 12:00AM
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20 Sep 2014 5:34am
30 Must-Read Techniques To Try In September 2014
Welcome to September's Photo Month where you'll find 30 techniques, features and more.
1 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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19 Sep 2014 6:03pm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-On Preview
We have a hands-on look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II at Photokina 2014.
19 Sep 2014 3:02PM
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19 Sep 2014 5:52pm
Pentax K-Mount Lens Roadmap And K-3 Gunmetal
Pentax K-Mount Lens Roadmap and K-3 Gunmetal Edition shown at Photokina 2014. Updated 18/09/2014.
18 Sep 2014 6:50PM
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19 Sep 2014 4:08pm
Pentax Q-S1 Hands-On Preview
We look at the Pentax Q-S1 at Photokina 2014.
19 Sep 2014 1:54PM
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19 Sep 2014 1:26pm
Pentax Accessories That Should Be In Your Suitcase
Here's a round-up of Pentax accessories that you shouldn't leave for your holidays without.
14 Aug 2014 12:00AM
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19 Sep 2014 12:45pm
Pentax K-S1 Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new Pentax K-S1 DSLR - the smallest DSLR from Pentax.
19 Sep 2014 11:27AM
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19 Sep 2014 10:38am
Schneider Kreuznach 14mm 30mm Micro Four Thirds Lens
Schneider Kreuznach 14mm f/2.0 and 30mm f/2.4 Micro Four Thirds Lenses shown at Photokina 2014.
18 Sep 2014 1:40PM