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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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    Portraits: What's in a Face?

    “You have 15 minutes to shoot the CEO. Get ready.” How would you photograph the CEO of a large corporation for a magazine? Creative director Clive Branson shared his secrets of portrait photography.

    • 27 Mar 2008
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    Winter portraits

    With the days getting colder and the nights drawing in, Michael Alan Bielat takes us indoors to shoot some portraits.

    • 12 Nov 2009
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    Tips On Turning Coloured Portraits Black & White

    Ben Boswell shows us how he converts his coloured portraits to interesting black & whites.

    • 30 Sep 2012
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    Urban Portrait Shoot Photography Tips

    Learn how to capture urban-inspired portraits that can even be given a festive twist at this time of year.

    • 24 Dec 2016
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    Picture perfect portraiture - Part one

    Anyone can take a picture of a person but to take a really great picture of someone takes practice, patience and a little bit of know how. We spoke to three professional portrait photographers to see what tips they have for taking better portraits. Here's part one.

    • 6 Jan 2009
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    Tips For Powerful Black And White Portraiture

    Peter Finnie shares his top tips for great black and white portraiture.

    • 22 Nov 2013
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    A Basic Introduction To Making Light Work Outdoors

    Light's an important tool for photographers and it's important to know how to make the most of it when working outdoors.

    • 28 Jan 2017
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    Shooting Candids

    Get out on the street and shoot some candids with these tips.

    • 27 May 2013
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    10 Ways to Take Better Photos of your Child

    Jeff Cable, Director of Marketing for Lexar Media shares his child photography tips.

    • 21 Jun 2010
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    Olympus Art Filters

    Here's a round up of the different art filters on the E-M10 and what they are useful for.

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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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    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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1 Mar 2017 3:28pm
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review
John Riley reviews the new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens for full-frame Nikon and Canon DSLRs.
27 Feb 2017 2:43PM
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1 Mar 2017 2:54pm
Behind The Lens With Nigel A Ball, Astrophotographer
Find out more about Nigel A Ball and his amazing astrophotography with Nikon lenses.
1 Mar 2017 12:00AM
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1 Mar 2017 2:52pm
Sony Alpha A6500 Review
We review the Sony Alpha A6500 - Sony's latest APS-C mirrorless camera with 5-axis image stabilisation built-in to the camera.....
24 Feb 2017 1:18PM
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1 Mar 2017 11:57am
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Review
John Riley reviews the new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens for Nikon and Canon APS-C DSLR cameras.
28 Feb 2017 3:38PM
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1 Mar 2017 9:29am
Win Vanguard Tripods And Bags!
Win Vanguard tripods and bags by showing us your best 'Slow Shutter Speed' images.
1 Mar 2017 8:34AM
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28 Feb 2017 12:14pm
Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review
John Riley reviews the new Irix 15mm f/2/4 wide-angle lens for full-frame cameras.
25 Oct 2016 11:32AM
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28 Feb 2017 11:17am
Cat Portrait Awarded POTW Accolade
A cute portrait of a cat has been awarded the POTW accolade this week.
27 Feb 2017 11:57AM
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28 Feb 2017 12:50am
Take A Look At The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist
The shortlisted entries for the world's biggest photography competition have been announced and we have the superb images to share with you.
28 Feb 2017 12:00AM
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27 Feb 2017 6:31pm
Leica Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Review
John Riley reviews the new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens.
15 Feb 2017 8:30AM
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24 Feb 2017 9:44pm
Pentax Lens Roadmap Reveals New 50mm & 85mm Lenses
A new Pentax K-Mount lens roadmap has been published and on it are two new lenses.
24 Feb 2017 1:06PM