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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.

  • Thumbnail : Controlling local density using a torch

    Controlling local density using a torch

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

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Creative hand colouring in Photoshop

    Creative hand colouring in Photoshop

    Traditional printing guru Max Ferguson turns his hand to Photoshop Photoshop layers to handcolour a black & white image.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Creative shadows using Adobe Elements

    Creative shadows using Adobe Elements

    Add a halo shadow effect around your still life subject to make it more three dimensional and appear to leap off the background. It's just like using a ring flash.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Out on The Seas With Colin Speedie.

    Out on The Seas With Colin Speedie.

    Colin Speedie, photographer and professional yachtsman, talks about the Shark Trust project and how the Canon EOS 1V helps him to achieve spectacular results.

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Using two bath developers - advanced darkroom guide

    Using two bath developers - advanced darkroom guide

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

    • 1 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Making a Lith negative - traditional darkroom ideas

    Making a Lith negative - traditional darkroom ideas

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

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Making a splash with high speed photography

    Making a splash with high speed photography

    High-speed photography is really no different from other types of still-life photography. Simon Butcher's recipe for success is to control all the elements of the shot so that it is consistent and repeatable.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Use your enlarger to make selective crops - darkroom guide

    Use your enlarger to make selective crops - darkroom guide

    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.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Photographing trees - a how to guide

    Photographing trees - a how to guide

    Most photographers have one or more favourite themes, a particular type of subject which attracts their eye. If you look through my filing cabinets it's not hard to identify mine, one in particular crops up time and time again - trees.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : The Platino-Palladiotype Process

    The Platino-Palladiotype Process

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

  • Thumbnail : Changing aspect ratios in Photoshop Elements

    Changing aspect ratios in Photoshop Elements

    You don't have to keep the same aspect ratio when saving and printing pictures. Sometimes an unusal format can enhance a photo. Peter Bargh prepares to stretch the format.

    • 12 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Cut out effect in Paint Shop Pro

    Cut out effect in Paint Shop Pro

    Creating cut outs in textured images is easy with an image editing program that has layers. Here Peter Bargh shows you how it's done using Paint Shop Pro.

    • 12 Jan 2001
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Ben Andrews reviews the 23 megapixel Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone.
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Canon celebrates 50 years of SLR cameras
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How To Create A Fruity Pear Lightbulb With Photoshop
Photographer Markus Pettersson is back with more fruity themed photography but this time, his in-depth tutorial walks you through the set-up for creating an eye-catching fruit shot with a twist.
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10 Feb 2016 6:20pm
Serif Affinity Photo Review
Serif Affinity Photo promises to be a Photoshop alternative for MAC users but can it deliver? We find out in our review.
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10 Feb 2016 3:07pm
February Photo Month Winner Week 1
The winner of February's Photo Month competition week 1 has been announced.
10 Feb 2016 3:04PM
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10 Feb 2016 2:13pm
Top Locations In The UK You Must Visit With Your Camera
Here are some of the best places for photographers to visit in the UK with their camera gear.
9 Feb 2016 10:02AM
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How To Capture Movement In Your Landscape Shots
Do landscape shots always have to be static? If you think about it you'll realise that they're often not.
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10 Feb 2016 11:13am
Happy New Year from Park Cameras
Happy New Year from Park Cameras
You can now get the new Canon EOS 5D Mk II from Park Cameras as well as sign up to one of their photographic courses.
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