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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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    8 Tips On Using Your Tripod Safely On Rugged Terrain

    Here are a few tips on using your tripod safely on rugged terrain when shooting landscapes.

    • 16 Sep 2014
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    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 9: A total respray

    In this article from our series using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to respray your Camper van. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your own car photos.

    • 1 Oct 2008
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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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    South African wildlife experience

    Daniel Locke Wheaton, captures South Africa's wildlife with the helpful of sponsors PhotoGlossy.com and Dunns Imaging.

    • 12 Jan 2002
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    Focal lengths in portraits

    Duncan Evans goes on a whirlwind tour of focal lengths when shooting portraits and explains what not to shoot.

    • 28 Jun 2007
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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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    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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    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 1: Wheel Arches

    In this series of articles using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to pimp up a Camper van and here we work on the wheel arches. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your car photos.

    • 30 Sep 2008
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    Bodyshop with Paint Shop Pro - Job 3: Widening Tires

    In this series of articles using Paint Shop Pro we show you how to pimp up a Camper van and here we work on widening the tires. Try following our technique and then using it to max up your own car photos.

    • 1 Oct 2008
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    Photographing Damselflies

    John Gravett of Lakeland Photographic Holidays goes on the hunt for Damselflies.

    • 3 May 2012
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    Taking Better Glamour Photos

    This article lists some simple tips you can use to make your photos stand out.

    • 17 Nov 2010
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    Using The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Lens For Macro Work

    David Clapp swaps people for plants as he puts the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 to the test as a macro lens.

    • 6 Jul 2011
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