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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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Peter Bargh explains how you can use the valuable Layer Mask option of Photoshop to make better colour changes and selections, in this step by step image editing technique.

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Venture into the insects world with a few helpful tips and tricks from our specialist wildlife photographer Peter Madeley

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Paul Charlton explains how we can tint photos that can be varied at a later date without affecting the original Using Curves Adjustment Layers.

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Whenever there's a major celebration our skies become explosive with fireworks. Learn how to capture these moments with your camera

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Here's a simple technique using your image editing program to turn a colour or back& white photograph into a silhouette.

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Use the gradient tool to enhance your dull landscapes

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Third in a short series of advanced darkroom printing techniques by Eddie Ephraums

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When you paste an object into another picture make sure it looks real with a natural shadow

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Your web browser can be used to help you view your photos in a new way by turning it into a useful cropping tool.

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Style guru Wayne Hemingway uses an Epson printer to make hats for special events. This simple seven step guide will help you make your own designer hat!

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As you take and scan more digital pictures you'll need to become more organised to keep track of your work.

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Use a small pocket torch to add interesting light effect to still life subjects

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