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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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When you take infrared photographs with a digital camera in the normal colour shooting mode they are processed with a red colour cast. Here's how you remove the cast using Gimp.

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Zoom blur is a striking form of blur that is relatively easy to achieve at the time you take the picture, provided you have the correct equipment. Here Michael Bates shows you how to add the effect later, digitally using the free editing program Gimp.

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Although fog can serve a purpose in photography, there are also times when it detracts from the quality of the image instead of enhancing it. Michael bates looks at a way to clean up your digital fog shots using Gimp.

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If you’ve ever wondered how they make cars look as good as they do in magazine adverts, then here we will learn how to get a good deal of the way towards creating a professional-looking advert for a car of your choice.

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If you want to create a shallow depth of field in your photographs but have not got the necessary equipment at the time, you can always recreate this effect later on using image manipulation software such as Gimp.

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Adding a vignette is a process that used to be done in the darkroom. Here we show you a simple digital way using the free image editing software, Gimp.

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Gimp has a wide variety of tools at your disposal for colouring an area. Here Michael Bates shows you how to use the gradient tool to selectively colour the iris of an eye.

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Michael Bates shows us how to turn a person into stone and create a statue effect using the free image editing software, Gimp

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Andy Warhol’s work features one of the most recognisable styles of print in the art world and his silk screen prints of stars as famous as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are iconic. Here Michael Bates recreates the effect for using the free image editing program, Gimp.

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If you have a scene with a sky that doesn't look interesting, have a go at swapping it for a better one. Michael Bates shows you how, using the free program Gimp.

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This tutorial will show you how to fix the lighting in an outdoor photograph using GIMP's colour and sharpening tools while maintaining a natural end result.

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