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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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    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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    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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    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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8 Feb 2016 5:03am
Olympus PEN-F Hands-On Preview
We got the chance to get hands-on with the new, retro-inspired PEN-F to see if its stats impress as much as the way it looks. Updated sample photos added.
27 Jan 2016 3:23PM
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8 Feb 2016 2:42am
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens for full-frame Digital SLRs.
25 Sep 2014 11:48AM
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7 Feb 2016 10:30am
How To Find The Rare Bittern Bird
The rare Bittern is a rather photogenic bird but as it lives in dense reeds found in lonely waters, they've mastered a few tricks to avoid detection so here's a few tips to help you spot this elusive creature.
5 Feb 2016 10:05AM
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6 Feb 2016 7:02pm
Nikon Coolpix S33 Review
Ben Andrews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S33 - a budget waterproof camera that is easy to use.
1 Apr 2015 3:32PM
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6 Feb 2016 6:17pm
Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Review
John Riley reviews the Zhongyi Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 bright prime lens.
5 Nov 2015 3:50PM
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6 Feb 2016 1:09pm
Create a golden Autumn in Photoshop
Create a golden Autumn in Photoshop
David Clapp shares an alternative technique for creating Autumn shades in Photoshop.
27 Oct 2010 12:01AM
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6 Feb 2016 8:04am
Fujifilm X-A2 Review
Fujifilm's entry level mirrorless camera has been updated to join the "Selfie" generation, with a new tilting screen and additional upgrades, but how does the X-A2 perform?
9 Apr 2015 2:09PM
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4 Feb 2016 1:24pm
Use Aurora HDR To Give Travel Shots More Punch
How to use Macphun Aurora HDR software to give your travel shots more punch.
4 Feb 2016 10:47AM
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4 Feb 2016 1:15pm
Network Rail Reverses Position On Photo Removal
Network Rail has reversed its position on demanding photo removal from Alamy.
4 Feb 2016 11:27AM
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3 Feb 2016 3:32pm
Fujifilm X-Pro 2 First Impressions Review
Read our first impressions review of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2, the latest professional X series camera from Fujifilm.
20 Jan 2016 2:45PM