We recently asked our readers on Facebook to tell us which was the lens they used most often and which they plan to buy next. It made for interesting reading with a rich and diverse mix of focal lengths and apertures, but almost exclusively included Canon- and Nikon-mount optics. Here are the top six lenses you told us you use most often, and six more that are on your wishlist!
Getting everything ready before you head out will save you trying to change settings in near-darkness. Our series of pre-shot checklists continues with a look at the best camera settings for night cityscapes and traffic trails.
Bring an uninspiring scene spring to life – we show you how to remove casts, boost colours, then apply instant processing effects to your images. One of the most effective ways to improve images straight out of the camera is to enhance the colour and tones. This might be because the colours recorded by your camera… Continue reading
Strutting singers, pounding axe-men and dancing revellers all present an alluring spectacle for the aspiring music photographer, but how do you approach your first live music event? In this tutorial on festival photography we’ll show you in-depth how to photograph live music and get stunning results.
In this quick video guide we show you how to start thinking about colour in photography at the composition stage. We’ll explain complementary and clashing colours, how to make the most impact and how to fine-tune your compositions.
You’ve probably noticed the rise of the selfie stick if you’ve visited any kind of tourist attraction in the past few months. These increasingly ubiquitous apparatus are loved and hated in almost equal measure, but it’s hard to deny the usefulness of the selfie stick for capturing the ultimate self-portrait. Here we test four of the best ones available.
Wacom is set to inspire photographers and photo artists around the world through its new ‘Create more’ campaign. The team behind the innovative Intuos Pro range of pen tablets is launching a dedicated website as well as running a generous special offer designed to help enthusiasts create even more with their imagery. Sign up for… Continue reading
In this quick video guide, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes the Panasonic G7 into the photo studio to take a look at the new options available, and tests the new Panasonic camera’s 4K burst (start/stop) mode.
In the latest instalment of his ongoing series, Scott Kelby explains how careful attention to detail made all the difference to this boxing photo, which he shot on location with two lights. Below he explains how he created atmosphere in an ordinary gym setting.
Should you use autofocus or manual focus? The truth is, there are times when one or the other is more advantageous. In this quick guide we explain when to use manual focus, and when to avoid it.