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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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    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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    Black and White Photography: The Nude

    The latest book in Terry Hope's Black and White Photography series deals with the perennial subject of the nude. In this extract, a selection of photographers talk about the techniques they have employed to produce their pictures.

    • 1 Jan 2001
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    Focal lengths in portraits

    Duncan Evans goes on a whirlwind tour of focal lengths when shooting portraits and explains what not to shoot.

    • 28 Jun 2007
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    South African wildlife experience

    Daniel Locke Wheaton, captures South Africa's wildlife with the helpful of sponsors PhotoGlossy.com and Dunns Imaging.

    • 12 Jan 2002
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    Close encounters - macro photography explained

    One of the most fascinating and rewarding areas of photography is shooting close-up and macro studies. Small may be beautiful, but Steve Bavister shows you how to make it big. using photos by Peter Bargh.

    • 6 Jan 2001
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    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 1: Wheel Arches

    In this series of articles using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to pimp up a Camper van and here we work on the wheel arches. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your car photos.

    • 30 Sep 2008
  • Thumbnail : Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 3: Widening Tires

    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 3: Widening Tires

    In this series of articles using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to pimp up a Camper van and here we work on widening the tires. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your own car photos.

    • 1 Oct 2008
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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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    Using The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Lens For Macro Work

    David Clapp swaps people for plants as he puts the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 to the test as a macro lens.

    • 6 Jul 2011
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    Photographing Damselflies

    John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic Holidays goes on the hunt for Damselflies.

    • 3 May 2012
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    Taking Better Glamour Photos

    This article lists some simple tips you can use to make your photos stand out.

    • 17 Nov 2010
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    How to Photograph Anti-Gravity Self Portraits

    Taking a photo of yourself levitating in mid-air or crawling up the walls is easier than you think and this article will let you in on the secret of how to do it.

    • 9 Apr 2011
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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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Sneak Peek At A New Lightroom CC Tool
New technology is coming to Lightroom CC and Adobe have released a sneak peek of it.
28 May 2015 11:56AM
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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