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Seeing Ceilings
While it might require less brainpower to take most of our shots at eye level, if we only gaze skywards once in a while, there are fascinating textures and compositions to be found. Vadim Sherbakov has dedicated a whole ongoing project, Look Up, to t
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Focal Length Problems
It’s easy for branches, lampposts and other unwanted guests to sneak into the edge of a wide-angle picture while you frame up. Try running your eye around the viewfinder before you take the shot. Zooming out slightly can help you spot visual intruder
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In Focus
“The world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera” is unveiled Sigma has been teasing its new full-frame mirrorless camera for a while, but the official announcement is a bolt from the blue. The Sigma fp will feature a 24.6-megapixel se
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Long-exposure Water Streaks
Seascape photography is one of the most enjoyable sub-genres within landscape photography. Photographing the ocean is dynamic and exciting as we dodge the breaking waves, shield our cameras from sea spray and chase the ever shifting tide. Coastal pho
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Wild At Heart: From Bedfordshire To Brazil With Olympus Gear
Professional photographers don’t always start shooting their specialist subjects from the moment they pick up a camera – and they don’t always take to their future specialisms like fish to water. “I started wildlife photography rather late in life, a
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KitZone
With Panasonic joining the likes of Sony, Nikon, Canon and Leica in offering full-frame mirrorless cameras, your choice of models in this attractive category has never been wider. Panasonic and Nikon’s flagship cameras, the Z 7 and the S1R, offer som
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Capture Crowds
If you love documenting people and places, summer festivals are a great place to do just this! Not only do you have excellent light available, from the natural ambient environment to stage lights, but you also have thousands of people at your fingert
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Olympus OM-D E-M1X: 5 Key Features For Wildlife
Greg Coyne says: “Olympus cameras and lenses have changed the way I work in one big way: I now enjoy my photography even more. I no longer dread the thought of having to carry 14 kg on my back, with a heavy tripod in one hand and a supplementary bag
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HEADTOHEAD Nikon Z 7 vs Panasonic S1R
£2,799/£2,999 (body only) www.nikon.co.uk VS £3,399/$3,699 (body only) www.panasonic.co.uk In the battle of full-frame mirrorless heavyweights, this is like an armoured car taking on a tank Perhaps the key selling point of mirrorless cameras is that
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Moon Landscape
With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing (20th July 1969) having just taken place, we thought it would be fitting to share some top tips on how to shoot the moon in a landscape setting. Alex Nail took this shot of a full moon at Great Staple Tor
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Shot Of The Month
The idea for this image first came to me while listening to Dead Can Dance’s 2012 album Anastasis. The track ‘Return of the She-King’ (which I named this piece after) evoked a vision of a goddess gliding across an ethereal plane, and has stuck with m
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Stargazing Lenses
Light is arguably the most important raw material for photography, so things get a bit tricky when there’s not much to play with. Naturally, shooting outdoors in the middle of the night is particularly challenging, even when the subject in question i
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Create Stunning Star Trails The Easy Way
As the Earth spins on its axis, the stars in the night sky appear to rotate above us. Even though we’re spinning at a speed up to 1,000 miles per hour (depending on our latitude), the movement is still too slow to register on our eyes without additio
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Olympus Tough TG-6
Sensor: 12MP BSI CMOS Image processor: TruePic VIII Lens: Olympus 4x optical zoom f/2 Video: 4K at 30p, Full HD at 120p LCD: 3-inch 1,040k-dot Weight: 253g (with battery and memory card) Size: 113 x 66 x 32mm £449/$449 The everything-proof outdoor ca
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Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW backpack
✓ Get a SlingShot 102 AW bag A stylish, compact shoulder bag that will fit a DSLR and standard zoom, plus other lenses and kit ✓ Great savings Subscribe from only £26 and get your issues delivered to your door, plus this Lowepro camera bag worth £100
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Learning Curves
Of all the tonal tools available to you in Photoshop, Curves is without doubt the most powerful. In fact, it can do most of the things that the other tonal tools do: it can lighten, darken, alter colours, set whites and blacks, boost contrast, correc
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Hard Cases
£189/$237 www.wexphotovideo.com Calumet’s hard case range includes numerous size options, but the WT1905’s 55x 35x 25cm exterior dimensions are ideal for sticking within most airline carry-on limits. At 6.5kg with an untouched cubed foam interior, it
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How To Expose Summer Scenes Through The Day
Although summer days are lighter for longer, this doesn’t mean that the whole day is pefect for taking pictures. During the middle of the day, when the sun is highest in the sky, there’s typically (in bright sun as opposed to overcast conditions) a g
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Making Light Leaks
Often it can be the unintentional event that really makes a photo – the happy accident, as it were. Back in the heyday of film, avoiding light leaking into the camera was a huge deal. Film, clearly being light-sensitive, could be ruined by any stray
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Flashgun Modifier Kits
£99 www.wexphotovideo.com Calumet’s kit consists of a diffuser for softening light, a snoot for focusing it, and a compact beauty dish for flattering portraiture. The elliptical diffusion dome is a rigid plastic design that’s bulky compared to flat-p
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Use Filters To Balance And Enhance Your Landscapes
Most landscape pros carry a range of filters in their bag, so that they can adapt to any lighting situation. It’s always better to get exposures right in-camera, not only to save you time at the editing stage, but to record the scene in front of you
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Set Your Golden Hour Shots Alight
Around sunrise and sunset are the most common times of the day where you’ll find landscape photographers braving the elements in pursuit of the perfect light. These times are widely known as ‘the golden hour’. On many occasions, seemingly more often
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Help Me Buy A… Telephoto Lens
Telephoto lenses magnify distant subjects so that you can still fill the frame when you can’t get close enough with your camera’s kit lens. They’re essential for sports and wildlife photographers, for example. Telephoto lenses come in many different
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Explore The Great Outdoors
Summer is a true paradise for nature lovers. The longer days mean not only more time spent outside, but also the opportunity to capture wildlife big and small, as well as flora and foliage. Insect life is most abundant in late July and August, when y
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Ruud van Empel
The images (or perhaps we should call them works) of Dutch visual artist Ruud van Empel are instantly recognisable, and like no other photographer. We say this, but then the photographer himself tells us he chose photography because “it does not have
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Capture Eerie Shots With An Infrared Filter
Summer photography isn’t a distinct genre in itself, and it can be overwhelming to think about the array of possible techniques and subjects available to you at this time of year. That being said, infrared photography is a technique superbly well sui
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Warrior 1 Sean McCormack
The fresh breeze is clearly blowing in this shot. You can practically smell the salt from the sea, with the clouds moving quickly, creating little pockets of light on the land. The shot is really well-exposed, but it’s definitely lacking in both cont
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