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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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    Digital: Taking the plunge Part 1

    First part of a three part series considers camera choice and how to save your digital photos

    • 4 Jan 2003
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    Taking on a natural photographic challenge

    Tim Curtis loves all types of photography but his main love is with photographing what not many humans have photographed before. His great sense of curiosity means exploring caves are a favourite pastime and here he tells us why we shouldn't be afraid to try this dangerous hobby.

    • 23 Jan 2009
  • Thumbnail : Creative Elements darkroom techniques (part 2)

    Creative Elements darkroom techniques (part 2)

    Eddie Ephraums shares his black & white printing secrets

    • 6 Jan 2003
  • Thumbnail : Coast Photography With 2020VISION

    Coast Photography With 2020VISION

    2020VISION photographer Niall Benvie talks about the diversity of the UK's coastline and shares tips on how to photograph it.

    • 10 Jun 2011
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    Taking good photographs in bad weather

    Travel Photographer and writer Ian M Butterfield visited Rome to shoot buildings and blue skies. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas. In this feature Ian shares his top tips on what to do when the weather turns bad.

    • 19 Oct 2009
  • Thumbnail : The Difficulties Of Concert Photography

    The Difficulties Of Concert Photography

    Giorgina Parker talks about the difficulties with taking pictures at concerts and some tips on how to get round them.

    • 14 Sep 2014
  • Thumbnail : Underwater photography  - absorbing colours

    Underwater photography - absorbing colours

    Alan Graham of AnD Creations wildlife libraries shares his experience at underwater photography in this useful technique guide

    • 3 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : A shot in the dark - guide to cave photography

    A shot in the dark - guide to cave photography

    A fascinating underground world awaits your discovery. Find out what you need and how to shoot in the dark from a leading cave photographer.

    • 8 Jan 2001
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    How To Photograph Daffodils

    Spring is here and daffodils are blooming so with that in mind here are ten tips for different daffodil photos.

    • 15 Mar 2014
  • Thumbnail : Managing Your Assets Part 1

    Managing Your Assets Part 1

    How would you feel if you lost all of your most precious images? Here's how you can stop that happening.

    • 15 Jun 2011
  • Thumbnail : Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 9: A total respray

    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 9: A total respray

    In this article from our series using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to respray your Camper van. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your own car photos.

    • 1 Oct 2008
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    Photographing trees - a how to guide

    Most photographers have one or more favourite themes, a particular type of subject which attracts their eye. If you look through my filing cabinets it's not hard to identify mine, one in particular crops up time and time again - trees.

    • 12 Jan 2001
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1 Oct 2014 11:23pm
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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1 Oct 2014 6:02pm
Nikon D750 DSLR Review
Our full review of the new Nikon D750, the latest full-frame Digital SLR from Nikon with 6.5fps continuous shooting and built in Wi-Fi.
1 Oct 2014 3:57PM
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1 Oct 2014 2:37pm
Lytro Illum Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new Lytro Illum, the new professional light field camera.
24 Sep 2014 10:36AM
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30 Sep 2014 1:59pm
2 Spaces Left On Dorset Landscape Workshop
A workshop taking place in Dorset tomorrow currently has 2 places left for landscape fans.
30 Sep 2014 11:45AM
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30 Sep 2014 10:39am
Essential Tips For Capturing Landscapes In Fog & Mist
Here are a few tips to help you capture outdoor shots on mist days.
23 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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29 Sep 2014 2:50pm
Pompidoo Announce Camera Bag For Men
Pompidoo have announced a new camera bag, aimed at male photographers.
27 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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29 Sep 2014 8:21am
Arboretum Photography Tips
Here are a few tips on photography in an Arboretum.
29 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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28 Sep 2014 11:37pm
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
26 Sep 2014 11:05AM
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28 Sep 2014 6:53am
How To Shoot Sunbeams Through Trees
Learn how to capture beams of light bursting through trees.
28 Sep 2014 12:00AM
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26 Sep 2014 11:24pm
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the brand new pancake lens from Canon, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.
19 Jun 2012 12:00AM