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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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    Flash made easy

    Make the most of your camera's built-in flash to get the best results from your photos.

    • 2 Jan 2003
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    How To Create The Infrared Image Look

    Robin Whalley shows us how to create an infrared landscape in Photoshop.

    • 22 May 2012
  • Thumbnail : Create High Key images in Photoshop

    Create High Key images in Photoshop

    High Key images are popular and easy to re-create in Photoshop.

    • 12 Mar 2010
  • Thumbnail : Adding Realistic Film Grain In Photoshop

    Adding Realistic Film Grain In Photoshop

    Give images some drama in Photoshop by adding film grain.

    • 18 Jun 2012
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    Four Ways To Create A Vignette In Photoshop

    Vignettes are a simple yet subtle way to guide the eye through a shot and here are four ways to create one.

    • 17 Jan 2012
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    Post Processing HDR images

    Tone mapped HDR images are rarely perfect when the HDR program finishes with them. They can look flat, lack overall contrast, and can suffer from artifacts, ghosting and halos. Ferrell McCollough of www.beforethecoffee.com explains how to correct such problems.

    • 2 Oct 2007
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    Preparations for Iron-based printing

    Over the next three articles Dr Mike Ware describes three iron-based processes - new cyanotype, argyrotype and platino-palladiotype. They have the same working methods so, to avoid repetition, the equipment, materials and handling procedures you will need are described here first.

    • 9 Jan 2001
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    Creating an action figure in Photoshop

    Take one toy doll and add a photo of one of your family for this fun action figure collage using Photoshop.

    • 7 Jan 2001
  • Thumbnail : Create an online art gallery using Satori

    Create an online art gallery using Satori

    Mark Graham looks at a technique to help you scan A3 images on an A4 scanner and then stitch them together using Satori image editing software.

    • 4 Jan 2001
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    Still life photos by torchlight

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

    • 30 Nov -0001
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    Creating Digital Snow

    If you're dreaming of a White Christmas look no further. We show you how to create a snow scene using Photoshop

    • 30 Nov -0001
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    Using a Slide Duplicator

    As well as allowing you to copy un-replaceable images, a slide duplicator can also be used as a digital input deviceand much more

    • 3 Jan 2003
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2 Sep 2015 11:30pm
Canon EOS 5DS R Review
The Canon EOS 5DS R offers a 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor along with low-pass cancellation filter for improved resolution and detail in photos.
25 Aug 2015 8:41AM
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2 Sep 2015 10:30pm
Serif Affinity Photo Review
Serif Affinity Photo promises to be a Photoshop alternative for MAC users but can it deliver? We find out in our review.
27 Aug 2015 9:50AM
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2 Sep 2015 9:12pm
Fujifilm X-T10 Full Review
Read our full review of the new Fujifilm X-T10, the entry level mirrorless camera from Fujifilm with classic DSLR styling.
7 Jul 2015 10:15AM
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2 Sep 2015 9:00pm
Sony Alpha A7R Mark II Sample Photos
Sample JPEG and RAW images from the new Sony Alpha A7R Mark II, with a 42.4 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor.
28 Aug 2015 11:59AM
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2 Sep 2015 7:51pm
Corel PaintShop Pro X8 Review
We look at the latest version of Corel PaintShop Pro X8 with new tools and enhanced features.
19 Aug 2015 2:28PM
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2 Sep 2015 5:47pm
Why You Should Always Read Photo Contest Rules
The photographer who managed to win, and then lose the National Geographic photo contest in the blink of an eye.
26 Aug 2015 8:45AM
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2 Sep 2015 5:36pm
Leica S (Typ 007) Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new 37.5 megapixel Leica S (Type 007) and post a number of sample photos taken with the medium format DSLR.
25 Aug 2015 2:00PM
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2 Sep 2015 5:31pm
Tamron Announce Two Fast Fixed Focal Length Lens
Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm fixed focal length lenses feature new external lens appearance, branding, and f/1.8 aperture.
2 Sep 2015 10:04AM
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2 Sep 2015 4:56pm
Panasonic Lumix GX8 Vs GX7 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
We compare the new Panasonic Lumix GX8 to the GX7 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
16 Jul 2015 5:30AM
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2 Sep 2015 2:28pm
Foxes, Nellie Bell And The Honor 7 Smartphone
Stuart Fawcett went along to the launch party for the Honor 7 Smartphone. Here, he tells us all about the evening.
2 Sep 2015 1:17PM