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Family life sorted with a bit of help from SELPHY and PIXMA printers.

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Would you like to learn the basic skills of photography, try a new creative technique, or improve your results? Then let our expert tips and guides give you the confidence and skills to excel, today.

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What type of printer is best? Which paper should I use? Your printer, ink and paper questions answered by Canon expert Suhaib Hussain.

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Reach for new heights with the Canon IVY REC

Paper crafter Aimee Graham reveals how to combine printing and painting to create beautiful butterfly art for your home.

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This autumn as the kids head back to school get your home ready to continue their learning with a Canon PIXMA TS5340 printer that will meet even the most demanding of family needs

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Most of the time it’s an advantage to have your camera to hand so you can react quickly to get the perfect shot, however there are also times when it is beneficial to put the camera on a tripod and use remote shooting.

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Photographing action is all about capturing split second moments. You’ll need to keep up with the game, follow your snowboarding friends or be poised to capture city surfers as they ride the waves. But you won’t need to move quite as fast if you’re prepared.

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We all want to capture our children’s sporting achievement, scoring a goal or crossing the finishing line, and for us photographers the pressure is on to get that winning shot.

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Undoubtedly you will have seen some stunning time-lapse videos of the Milky Way rising in the night sky or traffic rushing through a city scene. In this short video and guide you will learn how to get started with time-lapse photography.

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Film director and producer Sébastien Devaud is passionate about images. We caught up with him to get some tips on making the most of winter light in stills and video.

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From the rich colours to the soft golden sunlight and early morning mist, autumn is a beautiful season. Read our top tips for taking your autumnal photography to the next level.

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Knowing how to use light to your advantage can make a big difference to your photos – and you don’t need to buy new equipment to see the results.

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