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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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    Adding a low key vignette

    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.

    • 2 Jan 2002
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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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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.
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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