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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.

  • Thumbnail : Shooting stars - part two

    Shooting stars - part two

    Here's another way you can capture star trails.

    • 7 Apr 2010
  • Thumbnail : Simon Plant's light painting advice

    Simon Plant's light painting advice

    A technique growing in popularity is light painting and photographer Simon Plant has some advice for creating our very own light painted images.

    • 23 Oct 2009
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    Astrophotography without a telescope

    Joe Roberts says that wide field fixed tripod astrophotography is the simplest form of astrophotography. It's the ideal starting point, because it takes only basic equipment, and even first timers can get very nice results!

    • 10 Jan 2001
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    Taking photographs whatever the weather

    Mark Humpage is a stormchaser and elemental photographer. Here's his advice on capturing the weather.

    • 27 Mar 2009
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Foxes, Nellie Bell And The Honor 7 Smartphone
Stuart Fawcett went along to the launch party for the Honor 7 Smartphone. Here, he tells us all about the evening.
2 Sep 2015 1:17PM
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2 Sep 2015 10:58am
Panasonic GH4R Has Unlimited 4K Recording
Panasonic has announced an advanced version of the Lumix GH4 and a comprehensive update for existing GH4 users.
1 Sep 2015 3:01PM
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2 Sep 2015 10:12am
Tamron Announce Two Fast Fixed Focal Length Lens
Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm fixed focal length lenses feature new external lens appearance, branding, and f/1.8 aperture.
2 Sep 2015 10:04AM
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2 Sep 2015 9:23am
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens Review
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS ultra wide-angle lens with Nano Coating System.
14 May 2014 1:13PM
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2 Sep 2015 9:21am
Basic Butterfly Photography Advice
Here we have a few tips to aid you in your pursuit of the perfect butterfly image.
26 Aug 2015 12:10AM
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2 Sep 2015 5:31am
8 Reasons Why Flip Screens Are Useful Accessories On Cameras
Here are some reasons why having a tilt screen on your camera will be useful.
2 Sep 2015 12:10AM
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1 Sep 2015 9:43pm
Photographing Long Lines Of Trees
Photographing Long Lines Of Trees
Go for a short walk in search of symmetrical lines of trees.
8 Oct 2012 12:00AM
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1 Sep 2015 8:43pm
Mystery Monitor Revealed!
The mystery monitor that you had the chance to win is revealed as the BenQ SW2700PT.
1 Sep 2015 8:00AM
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30 Aug 2015 4:55pm
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Review
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Review
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens, the new superzoom macro lens from Sigma. Review based on a pre-production sample.
18 Jun 2012 1:23PM
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30 Aug 2015 9:48am
Photographing Canals
Spend an hour or two with your camera at the side of a canal and you'll soon have plenty of images.
27 Aug 2015 12:10AM