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Using extension tubes

When it comes to gadgets and gizmos, one of the things that makes a huge difference - but is often overlooked - is the humble extension tube, writes Jon Adams. If you’re not familiar with these contraptions, they are hollow tubes with a lens mount on one end and a camera mount on the other, and they...

Behind the scenes in the Arctic

The dust (or should that be snow?) has settled on this year’s epic trip to the Arctic onboard the Kinfish, and I’m sure, like me, many of those on the trip are only just beginning to look at all the amazing images they took. I’m sure we’ll come to those in due course, perhaps on a zoom so that we ca...

FM judging: Magic Moments + Fresh & Fruity

It was a full-on hour of judging as HQ took on two rounds of Foto Mission entries in an FM-double header zoom session. As always there were some great entries and some dubious judging from Andrew and Jon. Tune into to watch the chat and discover the winners. 

First look at Lightroom’s new Denoise

The latest release of both Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raws has introduced a new Denoise Ai function to help with noise removal on high ISO images. In this 10 minute video AJ takes a first look at its capabilities and draws a conclusion on whether it's worth using.

How ‘real’ is your photography?

Unless you’ve been under a rock (or bobbing about in the Arctic) for the last week, you probably noticed that a controversial debate has been reignited in the photo community about the relationship between photography and reality, writes Jon Adams.

Adding subjects to new scenes

A little while back, we looked at how simple composite images can be created in Photoshop by adding a new foreground to an image, writes Jon Adams. In this video, we take things a step further by cutting out a specific subject from one shot and adding it to an entirely different scene. With so many ...

White Balance for city night scenes

When you are photographing the urban environment at night, which is very often the most atmospheric time to capture it, your camera is going to be dealing with lots of technical hurdles, writes Andrew James.