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Light Painting - Creating your own Supernatural.

Light Painting is a creative, active, experimental sort of photography. And a lot of fun.

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Restore Old Photos - Sticky Tape Problems.

Problem trying to restore old photos.

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Slideshow Maker - A professional video from your photos.

Try this slideshow maker to turn your photos into a professional video set to music.

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Airplane Pictures - Avoiding the Haze.

How to take great airplane pictures without haze.

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Swarovski Spotting Scope - An Outstanding Alternative for Photographers.

Swarovski Spotting Scope Review - Why this scope is a viable long lens alternative for wildlife photographers.

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Photography Workflow - How to prevent Overflow.

A disciplined photography workflow is essential if you want to spend more time behind the camera than in front of the computer.

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Street Photography - A Beginners Guide.

A step by step guide to starting and improving your Street Photography.

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Using a New Camera - Preparing your Thoughts.

Having chosen it you are possibly about to experience one of photography's more frustrating times; having to wait before using a new camera - well until it's delivered or you receive it, maybe as a Christmas gift, anyway. NOW is the best time to prepare for getting the most out of it ...

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Image of the Month - June


"Image of the Month"

June's Image was taken by Peter Thwaites whilst attending a workshop in Cornwall.

"Porthcothan Bay"





See more of Peter's work at http://ophphoto.photoswarm.com

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Understanding Histograms - Getting perfect exposure on your shots.

One of the advantages of digital cameras is that you can check the exposure of the photos you have just taken. This is easily done using the camera's histograms.

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Colour Calibration - When is white WHITE?

When it comes to colour calibration can we ever achieve a perfect world?

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Calibrating the Camera Screen - how to get the most from it.

Assessing exposure correctly using the LCD camera screen will reduce wasted shots and time spent on the computer.

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Combine Pictures - Two Alternatives.

You can combine pictures side by side or by overlaying them.

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Travel Photography Masterclass - How to take pictures that inspire the viewer.

Of the few photographers who could present a credible travel photography masterclass, Julian Comrie has a lifetime of experience in taking stunning pictures which is acknowledged at the highest level.

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Intimate Landscape Photography - Look for Detail within the Wider View.

With so many excellent photographs on display, an intimate landscape will often catch the viewer's eye ... and the judge's!

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Long Exposures - Creating Surreal Effects.

How to achieve long exposures to create surreal effects.

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Building Photography - How and When?

What is the best way to improve your building photography?

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Panorama Photography - The All Around View.

Panorama Photography enables you to capture the total grandeur of the scene that a single wide angle lens setting simply misses.

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Landscape Photography - Thoughts from the Master on how to take the best images.

Landscape Photography through the eyes of Charlie Waite - now widely revered internationally as the doyen of English landscape photographers.

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Learn Landscape Photography - Better Landscape Photography (Part 2).

This 'Learn Landscape Photography' masterclass assumes you have read what I covered in 'Better Landscape Photography' about the importance of light, particularly around dawn and sunrise, and takes it further.

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