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Technique eGuides

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  • Tutorials packed with useful tips and information
  • Photography magazine-style articles
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These technique guides are an ideal way to learn new skills to help you improve your photography. Packed with useful information, these photography magazine-style tutorials are the perfect way to increase your knowledge on various subjects. Choose the subjects that suit you or try a new technique you haven’t tried before. All the guides are presented fully illustrated with examples of the techniques described. Download and read each PDF on your computer, iPhone or iPad or simply print off and read at your leisure.

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Shooting the Perfect Sunset

Are your sunset images washed out and colourless? Do they fail to live up to how the sky looked when you took them? If you need help on exposure, filters and the best subjects to shoot at sunset or sunrise, then this guide has it all. Try this sampler now!

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Lenses for Landscapes

What difference does focal length make to the way you shoot landscapes? What is the best focal length to have and are telephotos useful too? What’s the difference when using a lens on a full frame or crop sensor camera? All this and more are answered in this guide.

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All Day Landscapes

From dawn to dusk, there are photo opportunities to be had throughout the day for landscape photography. This guide takes you on a round the clock photographic tour from 5am to late into the night and shows you how to make the most of the day.

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On Reflection

Water is a useful feature to include in a  landscape image and a perfect reflection can transform a scene. This guide looks at how best to capture that reflection and also shows how Photoshop can rescue your mirror image that is less than ideal.

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Shooting Stunning Silhouettes

A surprisingly simple technique that can result in amazingly bold and graphic images. This guide has all you need to know about shooting contre jour, with essential tips and guidance on how to produce stunning silhouette images every time.

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Dull Day Blues

Even if it’s dull, dark and raining and you think your photography day won’t happen, you can still take great photos. It’s all about changing your subject to suit the conditions and this guide gives you great ideas of subjects to shoot                                 

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Planning a Location Shoot

The secret behind any great landscape photograph is the planning. This article gives vital hints and tips on how to pre-plan your shoot to get the best results. It looks at location planning, online help, what to look out for and making the most of a location.

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Metering Masterclass

The latest digital cameras come with all sorts of sophisticated metering modes. But just what is matrix? When do you need to switch to  partial or spot metering? This guide shows you how to use the cameras metering modes  to their  full potential.

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Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a great subject to photograph, but getting the results you want, can be frustrating. This simple guide teaches you all you need to know about getting stunning and creative images that you be proud of time after time.

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Ten Pictures

Discover the story behind ten of my favourite images. Find out why I chose the location, my approach in shooting and my vision behind the shot, as well as the techniques required to get a perfect image. Find out how a pro shoots landscapes with this guide.

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To B or not to B

The Bulb mode is an often neglected  feature that rarely gets used due to a lack of understanding of what it’s for. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry you are not alone. This guide reveals its creative potential and what it can do for your photography.

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10 stop ND Filters

One way to achieve creative images is to prolong the exposure with an ND filter. The 10-stop models have proved a hit with photographers, but are you getting the best out of them? Find out what the fuss is all about and how they can transform your images.

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Perfect Panoramics

Give your images a unique look by widening your horizons and shooting a panoramic. With digital its a breeze to do and produces images that capture the essence of a place in a single shot. This guide looks at technique, composition and post-processing.

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Black & White

Working in shades of grey demands a different approach compared to colour photography. It’s all about tone and shape and with the absence of colour, your pictures will reveal an inner beauty. Discover monochrome’s aesthetic appeal in this guide.

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Return to Perfection

To get the best from a location often involves either returning when the light conditions are better, at a different time of day or in a different season. This guide looks at 10 situations where a return visit improved on the original recce and explains why and how.

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Improve your Photography for Free

You don’t have to have the latest camera model or best lenses to take great images. There are many ways to improve your pictures and they don’t cost a penny (apart from cost of this guide!!). Discover ten great techniques that will give your images a boost.

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50 Photo Projects

To keep your photography fresh and exciting, it can be a good idea to set yourself a project. From capturing images on a theme to having a go at shooting some film, this guide is packed full of ideas to inspire you and help give your photography a boost.

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Top Photo Apps

Smartphones are the must have gadget and as a photo accessory, they open up a whole world of useful Applications. From those that enhance the built-in camera to the ones that you can use in conjunction with your digital SLR, this guide lists some of the best.

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Create an Impact

To make your images jump off the screen and really stand out, they need to have plenty of impact. Achieving this just takes an extra bit of creativity and there are many ways to achieve this. Check out this guide if you want to give your images the essential WOW factor.

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Is Light Important?

Just because the sun isn’t shining, does that mean you can’t take a good picture? This guide argues the case that there is no poor light, just different types of ‘good’ light. Adapt to a change when the light has ‘gone’ and you can continue to take superb images.

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Photographing Snow

Wrap up warm and head out into the cold to capture some of the white stuff with your camera. You don’t have to travel far though and your best shots are often close to home. Get advice on dealing with exposure, ideal locations and subjects to shoot.

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