DIY extension tube

Forget expensive macro accessories, you can make your own extension tube using items you may have lying around at home...

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How to manage your images

It is surprising just how quickly an image library can be built up to contain thousands of files, but here are a few things you can do to make your collection easier to manage...

How to Use Layers in Photoshop

Layers are useful for preserving the original image, working on specific areas, copying adjustments and creating advanced how to use layers in Photoshop

How to use your camera’s video mode

There are times when video may be a better choice than a still photo, and many cameras have a video mode for these occasions Almost all compact cameras, and an increasing number of digital SLRs, offer the ability to shoot…

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Advanced sharpening techniques

An understanding of sharpening is essential in order to get the most out of your digital images. We show you how applying some advanced techniques can take your sharpening to the next level...

Guide to Image Sharpening

Why is it necessary to sharpen digital files and how is it actually done? We explain all there is to know in our guide to image sharpening

DIY three-faced reflector

A little reflected light can make all the difference to your portraits. We show you how to make a three-faced reflector for bouncing light back onto your subject...


DIY flash grid

A flash grid can help make the light direction from a flashgun far more precise. We show you how you can make one using a few everyday items...

Incident and reflective metering

How to master exposure

Correct exposure is essential in digital photography, but it need not be a mystery. We show you how to get the best out of your DSLR’s metering, whatever the situation...

How to choose between Raw vs JPEG

With raw image conversion software becoming increasingly common and easier to use, should we all now be shooting raw files, or does the standard JPEG still have some advantages?