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Birds in Flight.

Birds in Flight in Low Light.

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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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The Sky - Taken for granted but offering limitless photo opportunities.

The Sky can function as the main subject of the shot, play a supportive role to a dominant foreground or act as an effective counterpart element.

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Black and White Photographs - Taking them can make you a Better Photographer.

Black and white photographs can convey a timeless, 'classic' look that simply isn't possible with colour.

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Photography Composition - Understanding the basics can revolutionise your shots.

It’s a truism that, however good your camera is, your shots will stand or fall by your understanding of good photography composition.

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Fairground Photographs - Simple tricks on how to get stunning shots.

Bright lights and thrilling action are ideal for creating great Fairground Photographs and family memories.

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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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Photography Tutorials - Video Tutorials for All Photographers.

Learn how to take better photos with these photography tutorials.

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Super Macro Photography - Up Close with Greater Depth.

A Super Macro Photography technique enabling you to achieve greater depth of field when using a wide aperture.

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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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Close up Photography - Sometimes flash is the only option.

Using flash for close up photography of insects, other invertebrates and flowers in the field.

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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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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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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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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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Better Landscape Photography - The importance of light.

Better Landscape Photography is wholly dependent on light. Here's how to make the best of a landscape in different light conditions.

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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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BBC Wildlife Photography Tips

Easy to use Wildlife Photography Tips from BBC Wildlife Photographers.

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Digital Home Photography - How to start a home photography studio.

Two key questions to consider before starting a digital home photography studio.

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High Contrast - We can cope but our camera needs help.

Our eyes can cope with high contrast but a camera's sensor or film has a limited range so some of the light and dark parts of an image may be lost.

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