A-Z of camera effects: 26 photographic effects every photographer should know

A-Z of camera effects: 26 photographic effects every photographer should know
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There are hundreds of great camera effects that you can explore as a photographer. Many of them are well-known, but others are more obscure and less-commonly used. In this feature we have put together 26 of our favorites, to provide a fun A-Z of photo effects that you might want to try with your own camera.

If you have a favorite of your own, or want to share with us some of your pictures using one or more of these tricks and techniques, then do feel free to share them with us on the Digital Camera World Forums.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.