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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The way you develop a picture can add to the creativity. Here's a simple technique by Heather Powell to develop your darkroom skills

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To enjoy the full benefits of black & white photography you need to venture into a darkroom and process your own films. Here we look at the options for setting up a darkroom.

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Adding a vignette to your photos is easy in the darkroom and can be very effective, and the only extra you need is a piece of card. Peter Bargh of ePHOTOzine is our guide.

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Fine Prints demand fine negatives - how do we get these without zone system processing? Barry Thornton has the answer using a two bath developer

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Increase your darkroom skills with this great technique from Peter Bargh - using a torch to control tonal density.

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A comprehensive pictorial guide to the Platino-Palladiotype process with Dr Mike Ware

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If you own, or have access to a darkroom, you could be using an enlarger to help improve your photographic composition. There is no substitute to a well composed picture in the first place, but often, through no fault of our own, we capture a picture on film that needs further help.

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A lith negative gives the creative darkroom user many printing options. Heather Powell explains how they are made.

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Jesus Coll shows how learning to master exposure times and dodging and burning will help you produce fine art prints.

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Dr Mike Ware's comprehensive guide to Cyanotype printing

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Using variable contrast papers will save you loads of money while you're learning to print and can also improve your creativity as you become more experienced.

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The complete guide to Argyrotype with our host, Dr Mike Ware

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