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The Colour Wheel - Understand it and your shots will improve instantly.

An understanding of the colour wheel has always been fundamental to photography. It's not surprising, given that colour is a crucial part of our world.

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Camera Focus - Controlling the Lens to your Advantage

Focus of the Lens - How to take advantage of the lens' shape for better photographs with Depth of Field.

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Photography Exposure - What it means and why it is so important to get it right

Do your photographs always turn out just right or are they sometimes too light or too dark? Discover what photography exposure means and why it is so important to get it right.

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Photography Lighting - A Critical Element, though often forgotten

Photography Lighting - If there is one element that can make or break a photograph it is lighting and yet, it is often the least considered element, even if it is thought of at all.

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Photo Composition - What is in the picture and where it is

With photo composition, deciding what to include and where to place it can turn a snap shot into a better photograph.

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Photography Technique - How to take better photographs.

Learning and understanding the basics of how to set up the camera yourself actually takes you a long way towards improving your photography technique and therefore taking better photographs.

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Places to Photograph - Some of the Best

Most photographers are looking for great places to photograph. This section covers some of the best that we have visited.

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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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Photographing a Painting - Easy when you know how.

Photographing a painting can prove disappointing but there are some straightforward techniques that improve results.

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White Balance - Getting the colours right.

You need to set the correct white balance for the camera to see what you see.

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Blurred Photos - Getting the Camera settings right.

You need to set the camera correctly to avoid blurred photos.

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Cleaning a Camera - Essential for Better Photographs.

Cleaning a Camera is esential preventive maintenance if you want to achieve better photographs.

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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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Choosing a New Camera - Which is the Best for You.

When choosing a New Camera, it's the glass that matters most.

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Digital Landscape Photography - A guide to improve your landscape photography.

20 Tips and Tricks to Achieve Professional Results with your Digital Landscape Photography.

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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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Images in Email - How to make them a suitable size.

Images in Email often need to be reduced in size so as not to slow transmission down.

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Combine Pictures - Two Alternatives.

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

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Monitor Calibration - It pays to get it right.

Correct Monitor Calibration is essential to get consistent results.

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