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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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Thumbnail : The digital stocking filter - Photoshop guide

    The digital stocking filter - Photoshop guide

    An old Hollywood film trick to smooth skin tones was to film through a soft filter. Photographers of the stars have used the same trick. Here's how it's done digitally.

    • 12 Jan 2001
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    Create a paint effect in Elements

    Peter Bargh uses Photoshop's Blend mode to create a more realistic paint effect.

    • 11 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Printing with variable-grade paper - darkoom guide

    Printing with variable-grade paper - darkoom guide

    Using variable contrast papers will save you loads of money while you're learning to print and can also improve your creativity as you become more experienced.

    • 11 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Portrait photography with ease

    Portrait photography with ease

    You can create great studio portraits with limited facilities and a little thought.

    • 11 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Cyanotype printing with Dr Mike Ware

    Cyanotype printing with Dr Mike Ware

    Dr Mike Ware's comprehensive guide to Cyanotype printing

  • Thumbnail : Digital sepia toning

    Digital sepia toning

    Recreate those olde-worlde sepia photographs using image editing software. Peter Bargh is your guide.

    • 11 Jan 2001
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    Astrophotography

    Following on from last month's article on beginners astrophotography Michael A. Covington now goes one stage further and explain about telescopes and how to use them to view stars and planets.

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24 Aug 2016 6:25am
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark III Review
We review the third version of the Sony Cyber-shot RX10, the Mark III, with a new telephoto zoom lens.
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23 Aug 2016 6:32pm
Tamron Blog: 5 Reasons For Choosing The 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens
We're starting our blog with the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens and here are 5 reasons why we're kicking things off with this popular super zoom.
22 Aug 2016 12:00AM
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23 Aug 2016 2:46pm
39% Of Brits Hate Selfie Sticks
Brits are the most annoyed nation when it comes to selfie sticks, a recent survey has revealed.
23 Aug 2016 1:46PM
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23 Aug 2016 9:46am
Serene Highland Image Awarded Photo Of The Week
A stunningly serene image of the Scottish Highlands is awarded the Photo of the Week accolade.
22 Aug 2016 10:26AM
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22 Aug 2016 3:26pm
Take Part In The Final Monday Night Challenge
Enter tonight's fun photo contest to be crowned the final Monday Night Challenge winner.
22 Aug 2016 7:00AM
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22 Aug 2016 12:40pm
Chillblast Fusion Core i7 Custom Video / Photo Editing PC
Find out more about Chillblast's photo editing PC, designed to run Photoshop and more effortlessly.
22 Aug 2016 9:08AM
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20 Aug 2016 11:07am
Record Video With The Sunglasses Camera
A video camera that's handily built into sunglasses is now available from Gearbest.
19 Aug 2016 8:56AM
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19 Aug 2016 1:12am
Think More Creatively With A One Colour Photo Challenge
Want a challenge? Well pick just one colour, pick up your zoom lens and create a photography project.
19 Aug 2016 12:10AM
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18 Aug 2016 2:38pm
Take A Look At These 10 Behind-The-Scenes Shots From Fashion Shows To Be Remembered
Lights, camera, strike a pose. We take a look at 10 behind-the-scenes photos captured at some of the World's most famous catwalks.
18 Aug 2016 12:00AM
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18 Aug 2016 10:47am
New Nikon Super Zooms Feature AF-P Stepping Motor
Nikon updates its portfolio of DX NIKKOR lenses with two lightweight super-telephoto zooms.
17 Aug 2016 9:51AM