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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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    Still life photography

    Gary Hickin Shows you how to set up and shoot a still life.

    • 5 Dec 2010
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    All about exposure

    Light is the basic substance that your camera captures or records. This article explains the primary elements that govern how much light reaches your camera and makes an image too light, too dark, or exposed correctly.

    • 19 Nov 2010
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    Making a submission to a magazine

    Ever wondered how other people get their images published? Well there really isn’t any secret as Cheryl Surry explains.

    • 30 Nov -0001
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    A shot in the dark - guide to cave photography

    A fascinating underground world awaits your discovery. Find out what you need and how to shoot in the dark from a leading cave photographer.

    • 8 Jan 2001
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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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    Close encounters - macro photography explained

    One of the most fascinating and rewarding areas of photography is shooting close-up and macro studies. Small may be beautiful, but Steve Bavister shows you how to make it big. using photos by Peter Bargh.

    • 6 Jan 2001
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    Obtain incredible magnification from your digital camera

    Learn how to fill the frame with a small bird that's just a dot to the naked eye. It's all done with a digital camera attached to a spotting scope.

    • 9 Jan 2002
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    Make light work - outdoor photography guide

    Light has many moods and if you want to take better pictures Steve Bavister suggests you need to learn how to make the most if it.

    • 11 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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    Depth-of-field explained

    Once you grasp the basic principles of focusing your photographs will take on a whole new depth.

    • 6 Jan 2002
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    Argyrotype processing

    The complete guide to Argyrotype with our host, Dr Mike Ware

    • 10 Jan 2001
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    Explore The Wonderful World Of Winter Photography

    It's easy to hide inside with your camera kit during winter but by wrapping up warm and heading out with your camera gear when most don't, you can achieve some rewarding results.

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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