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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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    Down the woods

    Take a walk to your local woods and you'll find plenty to photograph.

    • 23 Apr 2010
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    Shoot the flag

    Celebrate St George's Day with a spot of flag photography.

    • 23 Apr 2010
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    Shooting into the sun

    Add some mystery to your shot and shoot silhouettes.

    • 22 Apr 2010
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    Desirable dereliction

    Today we are photographing forgotten and abandoned buildings.

    • 21 Apr 2010
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    Urban landscapes

    If you don't live near the coast or countryside don't worry! You can still shoot landscapes.

    • 15 Apr 2010
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    Using multiple exposures in the landscape

    John Gravett returns with more exposure advice this time we're looking at multiple exposures.

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    Long Exposures

    Long exposure landscapes don't just have to be of the sea as Karl Taylor explains.

    • 14 Apr 2010
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    Industrial landscapes

    Landscapes don't just have to be about trees and hills.

    • 12 Apr 2010
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    Warming up the sun

    Use Photoshop to add that extra bit of warmth to your sunset and sunrises.

    • 10 Apr 2010
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    Shooting stars - part two

    Here's another way you can capture star trails.

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    Shoot mono

    Easter's over and you are back at work, but take your camera with you and try shooting in shades of grey. Or if you're lucky enough to still be on holiday try shooting the coast too.

    • 6 Apr 2010
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    Warm light photography

    The sea's a fantastic subject but sometimes it needs a little warming.

    • 3 Apr 2010
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26 May 2017 11:43am
Top 11 Best Travel Zoom Lenses For Micro Four Thirds Cameras 2017
We round-up the best Micro Four Thirds zoom lenses that are currently available and perfect for travel.
25 May 2017 1:00PM
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26 May 2017 1:12am
Build Your Own Transparent Camera With This DIY Camera Kit
You can now assemble your own compact camera that's see-through and captures 5MP images.
22 May 2017 2:40PM
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25 May 2017 8:36pm
Still life photography
Still life photography
Gary Hickin Shows you how to set up and shoot a still life.
5 Dec 2010 12:01AM
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25 May 2017 2:15pm
Third May Photo Month Winner Revealed
It's time to announce the third May Photo Month winner who gets a year's Plus membership.
25 May 2017 1:28PM
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24 May 2017 9:48pm
Soligor 400mm f/6.3 T2 Lens Review
John Riley has a look at this classic telephoto lens, the Soligor 400mm f/6.3 T2.
16 May 2017 9:00AM
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24 May 2017 3:50am
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 Asph Review
John Riley reviews the new wide-angle zoom from Panasonic, the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 Asph for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
26 Apr 2017 11:32AM
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24 May 2017 3:43am
Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario Lens Review
Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the ultra-wide Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario Micro Four Thirds lens.
8 Mar 2012 8:09AM
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24 May 2017 3:39am
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Review
John Riley reviews the new Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF G Master OSS portrait lens for Sony E mount cameras.
16 May 2017 1:53PM
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19 May 2017 6:54am
7 Essential Zoo Photography Tips
Take your camera along to the zoo for some close-up animal photography.
19 May 2017 12:10AM
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18 May 2017 5:31pm
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Review
John Riley reviews the new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens for Nikon and Canon APS-C DSLR cameras.
28 Feb 2017 3:38PM