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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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Restore Old Photos - Sticky Tape Problems.

Problem trying to restore old photos.

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Choosing a Camera Lens - how to decide which lens to get next.

Some hints and tips on choosing a camera lens once you have your camera and its first lens.

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Land of Giants

If, like me, you love wildlife and photography then you might be interested in this book. Having seen his work, I'm sure Will's photos will be spectacular ...

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Moire - How to overcome it.

Moire can easily be overcome with a little knowledge.

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Sharp Picture - Things to check before returning the camera.

If you don't have a sharp picture, there are several things to check before blaming the camera.

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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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