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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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19 Apr 2015 9:45pm
April Photo Month Winner Week 2
Portrait image of a wasp wins April Photo Month week 2.
17 Apr 2015 10:00AM
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Nikon D7200 DSLR Review
Read our full review of the Nikon D7200 and find out what has changed between the D7100 and D7200.
15 Apr 2015 2:43PM
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18 Apr 2015 7:03pm
Metz 64 AF-1 Flash Review
The Metz 64 AF-1 digital flash gun is the top of the range Metz flash gun offering an impressive guide number of 64.
4 Sep 2014 9:54AM
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17 Apr 2015 9:53pm
Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Review
The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 offers a 30x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a lower resolution 12.1 megapixel sensor. Say what? Yes, a lower resolution sensor.
3 Mar 2015 8:44AM
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17 Apr 2015 3:16pm
Olympus Firmware Update For OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus has announced a firmware update for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 3 main improvements.
17 Apr 2015 1:02PM
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17 Apr 2015 2:31pm
Nikon Service Advisory For 300mm f/4 Lens
Nikon has confirmed a service advisory for the 300mm f/4 lens exhibiting blur in some situations when used with D800, D800E or D810 DSLRs.
17 Apr 2015 1:34PM
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17 Apr 2015 12:33pm
Pentax HD P-DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Pentax HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter for Pentax Digital SLRs.
19 Jun 2014 9:18AM
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16 Apr 2015 10:25am
Self-Powered Camera Created By Scientists
Scientists have created a camera which doesn't need batteries as it's powered by the light it captures.
16 Apr 2015 10:00AM
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15 Apr 2015 10:14pm
Pentax Firmware Updates For K-3, K-S1 And K-S2
Pentax has released firmware updates for its K-3, K-S1 and K-S2 DSLR cameras.
15 Apr 2015 11:55AM
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15 Apr 2015 5:09pm
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary telephoto zoom lens.
31 Mar 2015 10:41AM