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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How to use Photoshop to create a studio style canvas background

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We explain how to use fill-in flash

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Make the most of your camera's built-in flash to get the best results from your photos.

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Light is not always what it seems. Peter explains about colour temperature.

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Chris Burfoot continues his excellent guide to getting the best results from studio lighting.

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Chris Burfoot AMPA shows us how to set up studio lighting.

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Despite what some experts say, you don't have to own five studio flash heads to produce high-key lighting.

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When winter arrives you may prefer to stay indoors and try some still life photography. Peter Bargh suggest a project that will deliver vividly colourful images

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Add a halo shadow effect around your still life subject to make it more three dimensional and appear to leap off the background. It's just like using a ring flash.

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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.

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Edwin Devey shows how to make and use a light painting device.

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Use a small pocket torch to add interesting light effect to still life subjects

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