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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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    Portrait photography - a practical guide

    It's not just about light and exposure, Alex Lee suggests gaining a rapport with your subject is essential if you want to take natural and relaxed portraits.

    • 7 Jan 2001
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    Black and White Photography: The Nude

    The latest book in Terry Hope's Black and White Photography series deals with the perennial subject of the nude. In this extract, a selection of photographers talk about the techniques they have employed to produce their pictures.

    • 1 Jan 2001
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    Wide-angle photography technique

    Having mastered the basic camera controls, you may want to become more creative with your camera. One easy way of doing this is by using different focal length lenses.

    • 4 Jan 2002
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    How to shoot candids at weddings

    Some of the most successful wedding photos are taken when the bride, groom or guest are not aware.

    • 8 Jan 2002
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    Early rise landscapes

    Getting up early can make all the difference if you want good landscape photos

    • 2 Jan 2003
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    Advanced printing techniques part 3

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

    • 30 Nov -0001
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    Backyard Safari Pt 4

    In part four of our beginners guide to nature photography Ian Andrews looks at what can be achieved using specialist lenses.

    • 30 Nov -0001
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    Summer portraits

    Should summer deign to show its rosy cheeks again you might be tempted to rush out, camera in hand, to capture that warmth in your portraits but, as Duncan Evans explains, bright sunshine brings specific problems.

    • 18 Jul 2007
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    How the professionals photograph cars

    A car is something most of us now use everyday but have you ever thought about using it as an object for photography? Well three photographers who specialise in car photography have some advice and pointers about this type of work.

    • 3 Oct 2008
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    The making of Eiffel Leaves by Simon Plant

    Simon Plant went to Paris and like any visitor he took plenty of photographs. Here he takes one of the images to show us how it can be edited in Photoshop.

    • 13 Oct 2008
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    Throw the winning punch with your boxing photography

    Have you ever wondered how photographers capture that crucial knock-out in the boxing ring? Well boxing photographer Steve Merry has the answers.

    • 2 Mar 2009
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    Product photography perfection

    David Cantwell shares some of his tips and tricks for great product photography.

    • 1 May 2009
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Here are 10 creative captures of urban wildlife entered into the recent Photocrowd photography competition.
29 Sep 2016 2:16PM
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29 Sep 2016 1:53pm
Posersnap Line Of Mobile Accessories
Posersnap has announced a complete line of mobile phone accessories.
29 Sep 2016 12:59PM
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29 Sep 2016 9:44am
What's Black, Red & Hipster All Over?
The answer is Impossible's new Black & Red film for 600 type instant cameras.
22 Sep 2016 1:25PM
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28 Sep 2016 8:39pm
DJI Mavic Pro Foldable Drone Announced
DJI has announced the new Mavic Pro foldable drone with 4K video and automatic follow flying built-in.
28 Sep 2016 11:23AM
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28 Sep 2016 4:49pm
Win Manfrotto & Lastolite By Manfrotto Photography Accessories
Enter September's Photo Month competition for the chance to win 1 of 4 photo accessories from Manfrotto and Lastolite By Manfrotto.
1 Sep 2016 6:00AM
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28 Sep 2016 2:53pm
Samyang 85mm f/1.2 14mm f/2.4 Premium Lenses
We have a look at the new Samyang 85mm f/1.2 and 14mm f/2.4 Premium lenses for Full-frame cameras.
22 Sep 2016 1:20PM
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28 Sep 2016 2:32pm
Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new Canon EOS M5, the new mirrorless camera from Canon with mini-DSLR styling and advanced shooting performance.
15 Sep 2016 8:44AM
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27 Sep 2016 5:45pm
Sony Alpha A99-II Hands-On Preview
We go hands-on with the new Sony Alpha A99-II, with a new 42.4mp BSI CMOS sensor, updated menus, and high speed shooting.
23 Sep 2016 11:54AM
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27 Sep 2016 5:36pm
Panasonic Lumix G80 Review
We review the Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85, which has just been announced, and is Panasonic's weather-sealed DSLR-styled mirrorless camera with 4K video and 5-axis image stabilisation.
19 Sep 2016 12:15PM
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26 Sep 2016 8:52pm
September Photo Month Winner Week 3 Announced
The third winner of a Manfrotto prize in September's Photo Month has been announced.
26 Sep 2016 3:36PM