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    This Week in Photography – news from 18-24 August

    | News | 24/08/2014 12:00pm
    New Leica M-P rangefinder revealed

    Welcome to our weekly photography news, with all the latest stories that matter to serious photographers from the week of 18-24 August.

    How to enhance a sky to mimic a graduated neutral density filter

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 24/08/2014 00:01am
    How to enhance a sky to mimic a graduated neutral density filter

    In this advanced photo editing tutorial we’ll show you how to use an adjustment layer and the Gradient tool to mimic the effect of a graduated neutral density filter.

    Behind the Image: Dan Ballard on great light and the importance of timing

    | Inspire | 23/08/2014 12:01pm
    Behind the Image: Dan Ballard on great light and the importance of timing

    To celebrate the lead up to PhotoLive 2014, we’ll be featuring a different image from each photographer speaking at the event.

    This week we go behind the image with Dan Ballard who is appearing at PhotoLive Leeds today (Saturday 23 August).

    8 ways to tell if you are growing as a photographer

    | Photography Tips | 23/08/2014 00:01am
    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    It can be hard to judge how far you have come as a photographer, as often you are too close to your work to make objective decisions. It’s easy to be hard on yourself, and beat yourself up for not progressing enough, when actually you have come a long way. With this in mind, our guest bloggers at Photoventure offer eight pointers to help you tell if you’re really progressing…

    Get a FREE copy of Photography Week, now available on any device!

    | Inspire | 22/08/2014 12:31pm
    Get a FREE copy of Photography Week, now available on any device!

    Photography Week, the world’s best-selling digital photography magazine, has been given a makeover, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free issue!

    Using ISO in macro photography: how to increase sensitivity for pin-sharp images

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 22/08/2014 00:01am
    Using ISO in macro photography: how to increase sensitivity for pin-sharp close-ups

    In this tutorial we share our best macro photography tips for learning how to use ISO for close-up subjects. We’ll show you how increasing the ISO will enable you to use a faster shutter speed to avoid camera shake.

    Best free video editing software: download these DSLR movie editors today

    | Accessories, Reviews | 21/08/2014 00:01am
    HD Movies: essential DSLR video techniques

    If you’re a DSLR video enthusiast, chances are you’ll want to edit your clips. Here we’ve rounded up some of the best free video editing software for photographers with links to download each program.

    Best ring flash for photographers: 5 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 20/08/2014 00:01am
    Best ring flash for photographers: 5 top models tested and rated

    We put five of the best ring flash options for photographers to the test. Find out which offered the best results…

    Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 19/08/2014 00:01am
    Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

    Knowing how to calculate hyperfocal distance isn’t actually as complex as its technical name implies, but mastering this important photography technique can make all the difference to your photography. Here we answer all of the common questions photographers have about hyperfocal focusing.

    How to spot meter: an easy guide to measuring precise exposures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/08/2014 00:01am
    A step-by-step guide to accurate spot metering: step 3

    Knowing when to switch to spot metering can give you a big advantage when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to spot meter in these situations to achieve the most precise exposures possible.

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