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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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    Setting up a darkroom

    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.

    • 2 Jan 2002
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    Add motion blur

    Motion blur is a great way to add some energy to your images. It's also good for creating slow sync flash effects as the Chris Robinson, design editor of UKs leading Digital Photo magazine, reveals here.

    • 2 Jan 2002
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    Starting out with Weddings

    A light hearted look at wedding photography with some advice to consider if you're thinking of shooting one soon.

    • 2 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : Creating a seascape with Adobe Elements

    Creating a seascape with Adobe Elements

    In this month's Photoshop Elements tutorial Peter Bargh shows you how to use one photograph of a sky to make a seascape style landscape.

    • 2 Jan 2002
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    Uneven Development - darkoom guide

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

    • 2 Jan 2002
  • Thumbnail : The Art of the Shoot - creative portraits with Michael Grecco

    The Art of the Shoot - creative portraits with Michael Grecco

    Michael Greccos explains some ideas to help you think more creatively when shooting portaits.

    • 2 Jan 2002
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    Adding a picture frame in Paint Shop Pro 7

    Will Smith shows us how to add a frame around your photo, using Paint Shop Pro 7, to give the photo a more three-dimensional look

    • 1 Jan 2002
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    Creative still life lighting

    When winter arrives you may prefer to stay indoors and try some still life photography. Peter Bargh suggest a project that will deliver vividly colourful images

  • 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
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    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
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23 Feb 2017 4:21pm
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens Review
John Riley reviews the ultra-bright Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO prime lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
22 Feb 2017 10:24AM
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23 Feb 2017 2:37pm
5 Grey Day Photography Projects To Try
If the weather's not playing ball here are a few photography ideas to keep you busy.
23 Feb 2017 12:10AM
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23 Feb 2017 11:03am
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Sample Photos
Sample photos from the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 E-Mount lens - an affordable prime lens for Sony cameras.
16 Feb 2017 8:00AM
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23 Feb 2017 10:11am
Leica Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Review
John Riley reviews the new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens.
15 Feb 2017 8:30AM
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22 Feb 2017 6:02pm
Sony Launch SD Card With Write Speeds Up To 299MB/s
Sony has introduced a new SD card to its memory line-up that offers quicker read and write speeds and is available in 3 sizes.
22 Feb 2017 10:15AM
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22 Feb 2017 4:21pm
Tips On Shooting HDR Images
Learn how to shoot HDR images manually and with a built-in HDR mode.
21 Feb 2017 12:10AM
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22 Feb 2017 1:01pm
Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF G Master OSS Sample Photos
We go hands-on with the new Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF G Master OSS lens and post full-size sample photos.
16 Feb 2017 8:00AM
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22 Feb 2017 9:49am
Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 Lens Review
Yongnuo are a Chinese camera accessory manufacturer who are now creating lenses and Gary Wolstenholme has put their 50mm f/1.8 Canon fit lens to the test in his latest review.
31 Mar 2015 12:00AM
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21 Feb 2017 3:26pm
Top 12 Best Sony E FE Mount Lenses 2017
Take a look at the 12 best E-Mount and FE-Mount lenses for your Sony mirrorless camera.
21 Feb 2017 8:00AM
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21 Feb 2017 2:29pm
Top 16 Best Canon EOS Lenses 2017
Here are 16 of the best top-scoring Canon EOS EF and EF-S lenses ePHOTOzine's put to the test.
20 Feb 2017 1:00PM