So you’ve just started out in photography? 16 universal truths

There’s so much to take in when you start out in photography: rules for composition, exposure, digital workflow, image editing tricks and more. But there are some less-obvious photographic truths that aren’t generally covered by photography technique guides. Much of this stuff you only really appreciate with the benefit of hindsight – so here are… Continue reading

Natural light photography: how to find the right angle for your shot

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Know how to work the angles and you can turn a difficult lighting situation to your advantage. We explain how the world can be your studio in this natural light photography tutorial.

7 questions every true Nikon user should be able to answer

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Are you an expert behind the lens of your Nikon? If so, you should be able to answer these 7 quick questions that only true, dedicated Nikon photographers will know…

Macro photography tips: how to set up eye-catching close-ups

Macro photography tips: how to set up eye-catching close-ups

In this tutorial we share our best macro photography tips on how to choose a focal point and set up your camera for striking close-up pictures of nature.

Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

If you’re looking for an upgrade to your ‘budget’ telephoto but can’t stretch to a fully professional lens, there are some smart mid-range options to be had. We test 8 top optics to find out which is the best telephoto lens for your money.

Who owns a photo once it’s put online: free cheat sheet to understanding copyright

Who owns a photo once it's put online: free cheat sheet to understanding copyright

Who actually owns a photo once you upload it to the internet? This fantastic photography cheat sheet compiled by Clifton Cameras answers some of the key questions about copyright for photographers. From cases like David Slater’s famed monkey self-portrait to social media ownership to how to protect your photos online, this handy infographic should set… Continue reading

Taking your first photos this Christmas: 4 ideas to shoot and how to shoot them

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If you’re new to photography or if you’ve just upgraded to a new camera – perhaps you’ve bought yourself one in the sales – and taking your first pictures with a camera that gives you more control, you’re probably feeling conflicting emotions. On one hand you’re probably itching to get shooting some of the many picture opportunities that abound at Christmas, but on the other feeling a bit daunted and unsure about what to photograph.

This Week in Photography – news from 8-14 December

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Welcome to our weekly photography news section, with the stories that matter to serious photographers from the week of 8-14 December 2014.

How to use continuous mode to shoot static subjects

How to use continuous mode to shoot static subjects: step 3

In this tutorial we show you how to enjoy a burst of speed and use your camera’s continuous shooting mode to shoot static subjects.

How to improve your photography in 60 seconds

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The art of ‘seeing’ is something that a lot of photographers talk about. It can be a really tough thing to develop, and it sounds a bit ‘deep’, but it really can make a difference. Here’s how it’s done…