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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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    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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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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28 Feb 2017 12:14pm
Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review
John Riley reviews the new Irix 15mm f/2/4 wide-angle lens for full-frame cameras.
25 Oct 2016 11:32AM
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28 Feb 2017 11:17am
Cat Portrait Awarded POTW Accolade
A cute portrait of a cat has been awarded the POTW accolade this week.
27 Feb 2017 11:57AM
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28 Feb 2017 12:50am
Take A Look At The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist
The shortlisted entries for the world's biggest photography competition have been announced and we have the superb images to share with you.
28 Feb 2017 12:00AM
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27 Feb 2017 10:43pm
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review
John Riley reviews the new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens for full-frame Nikon and Canon DSLRs.
27 Feb 2017 2:43PM
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27 Feb 2017 6:31pm
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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24 Feb 2017 9:44pm
Pentax Lens Roadmap Reveals New 50mm & 85mm Lenses
A new Pentax K-Mount lens roadmap has been published and on it are two new lenses.
24 Feb 2017 1:06PM
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24 Feb 2017 9:57am
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Expert Review
We review the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with 60fps continuous shooting at 20mp, 18fps C-AF raw shooting, CINE 4K video, 5-axis IS and more.
6 Jan 2017 2:55PM
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24 Feb 2017 9:20am
Panasonic Lumix FZ82 Sample Photos
We have a hands-on look at the new Panasonic Lumix FZ82, with 4K video recording, and have posted full-size sample photos.
24 Feb 2017 8:27AM
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24 Feb 2017 6:15am
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII
A super wide-angle zoom aimed primarily at landscape and architecture photographers with a more affordable price and a slightly wider range than the camera makers' own models...is there a catch? We aim to find out.
3 Aug 2009 11:34AM
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24 Feb 2017 3:46am
10 Quick Tips On Photographing Garden Birds
Here are 10 basic but essential tips on photographing garden birds.
13 Jan 2017 12:10AM