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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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    When To Use Digital Filters

    Here is a guide to the digital filters on the K-500 and what kind of photos they are ideal for.

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    Daffodils and Photoshop

    Learn how to create a ragged frame that can be added to any image.

    • 1 Mar 2010
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    Photoshop tutorial: Colouring smoke

    You've taken the pictures now add a little bit of colour to your incense smoke images in Photoshop.

    • 3 Mar 2010
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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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    How To Create The Infrared Image Look

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

    • 22 May 2012
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    Making a Panorama in Panorama Factory

    Panoramas are easier than you think! You don't even need a special tripod head.

    • 25 Mar 2010
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    How to turn a coloured landscape mono

    Robin Whalley shows you how to convert your boring landscapes into monochrome masterpieces.

    • 17 Feb 2011
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    Wildlife photography on safari in Africa

    Good equipment and technical knowledge are both important to taking strong wildlife photographs, but there are also a great many ways of improving your results that have less to do with cutting edge technology than with how you look through your lens, explains wildlife expert, Ariadne Van Zandbergen.

    • 5 Jan 2001
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    Long Exposures

    Long exposure landscapes don't just have to be of the sea as Karl Taylor explains.

    • 14 Apr 2010
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    Digital Zoom: A Beginner's Guide

    Here's some things you should know about digital zoom before choosing a digital or advanced compact.

    • 21 Jan 2014
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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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    Heat and Dust - top travel tips

    Take your camera into a hot climate and you're bound to encounter problems. This collection of invaluable tips from Jack Jackson will help you avoid potential disasters whether in a dust storm in a Mediterranean holiday resort or on an African Safari.

    • 9 Jan 2001
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24 Jul 2016 8:40pm
Mini Competition - Win Eschenbach Arena D+ 8x42 Binoculars!
You could win a pair of Eschenbach's Arena D+ 8x42 binoculars by answering a simple question.
23 Jul 2016 12:00AM
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24 Jul 2016 2:23pm
Pentax SMC DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 SDM Lens Review
Pentax SMC DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 SDM Lens Review
Gary Wolstenhome reviews the Pentax SMC DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 SDM lens.
7 Feb 2013 10:09AM
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23 Jul 2016 9:35pm
Win A Panasonic Lumix GX80 Kit!
This month, you have the chance to win a Panasonic Lumix GX80 kit in the 'Life on the Move' competition.
22 Jul 2016 9:30AM
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23 Jul 2016 11:15am
Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Review
John Riley reviews the new Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 for Sony FE cameras, the AF 50mm f/1.4 is Samyang's first auto-focus lens.
21 Jul 2016 9:33AM
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22 Jul 2016 4:02pm
Panasonic Lumix FZ330 Review
We review the new Panasonic Lumix FZ330, an ultra zoom bridge camera with a constant f/2.8 zoom lens, plus 4K video recording.
18 Aug 2015 11:19AM
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22 Jul 2016 12:12pm
Top 10 Quickest SD Memory Cards Tested
We test the latest SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards to find out which are the quickest. Updated July 2016.
19 Jul 2016 2:30PM
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21 Jul 2016 2:32pm
DJI Phantom 4 Review
We review the DJI Phantom 4 - the top of the range consumer drone from DJI with a 12mp camera, 4K video recording, and a 3-axis gimbal for stable shooting.
15 Jul 2016 2:24PM
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21 Jul 2016 11:30am
DZOptics Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 Lens Review
John Riley reviews the new Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 manual focus lens for full-frame cameras.
4 Jul 2016 3:59PM
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20 Jul 2016 11:45pm
Panasonic Lumix GX80 Review
We review the brand new Panasonic Lumix GX80, the latest Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera has 5-axis Image Stabilisation, 4K video and improved image quality.
5 Apr 2016 5:30AM
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20 Jul 2016 3:12pm
Nottinghamshire Police Say Taking Photos Of Women Without Consent Could Be A Hate Crime
Nottinghamshire Police has said that taking photographs of women without consent could be considered a potential hate crime.
18 Jul 2016 11:47AM