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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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    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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    Music festival photography

    If you're heading to a festival this year to take some pictures you're going to need much more than just your wellies and a tent.

    • 24 Jun 2009
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24 Jul 2016 12:04pm
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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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
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20 Jul 2016 1:33pm
Eschenbach Bird Of The Month - Bee-Eater
Find out more about Eschenbach's bird of the month - the bee-eater.
20 Jul 2016 1:10PM