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    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze and pan with confidence

    | Photography Tips | 03/12/2012 11:30am
    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze, pan and smooth with confidence

    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool is essential if you want to produce images that are about movement – whether you’re freezing action, smoothing out running water or panning the camera to add motion blur.

    The shutter speed often seems to take second place to more obvious creative controls such as aperture and depth of field, so we’re going to show you how important understanding shutter speed is to your creative repertoire; we’ll show you how to take control of your shutter speeds and how to turn what would have been a good shot into a great shot.

    Our 15 most popular photo editing tutorials of 2012

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 29/12/2012 13:00pm
    Photoshop Effects: how to mimic studio lighting for stylish portraits

    It can be hard keeping up with anything on a daily basis, let alone a photography blog, when you have all of your daily responsibilities to take care of first. We know you don’t have time to read everyday, so to bring you up to speed on what you may have missed over the past year, we’ve rounded up our 15 most popular photo editing tutorials of 2012.

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: animal photography tips for any species

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 08/03/2013 01:00am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: animal photography tips for any species

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our professional photographer shows our apprentice some simple animal photography tips that are relevant for any type of species you want to shoot, whether in the wild or in your local safari park.

    13 photo editing mistakes every photographer makes (and how to stop!)

    | Photography Tips | 20/07/2013 00:01am
    What is highlight alert?

    With just a few clicks you can correct exposure and white balance problems, tweak contrast, remove unwanted objects and add better backgrounds. But with that power comes the ability to make mistakes, bad mistakes.

    To make life easier during those early days when you’re just getting to grips with your photo editing software, our friends at Photoventure have for their latest guest blog post compiled a list of the most common photo editing mistakes that photographers make at one point or another, and offer some advice about how to avoid making them.

    Nikon D4s: price, release date and official specs confirmed

    | News | 25/02/2014 08:42am
    Nikon D4s: price, release date and official specs confirmed

    Nikon has officially announced the Nikon D4s, its new flagship FX-format DSLR. The Nikon D4s price tag will be £5,199.99 / €6,199.00 with a release date of 6 March 2014.

    5 Christmas picture ideas that will impress your friends and family

    | Photography Tips | 09/12/2013 00:01am
    5 Christmas picture ideas that will impress your friends and family

    Christmas is a time for getting together with friends and family… making it the perfect opportunity to show them just how great a photographer you’ve become over the past year! In this quick guide we show you 5 killer Christmas picture ideas, along with tips on how to shoot them from the experts.

    Choosing the best ND filter: remember these 4 tips (and save this cheat sheet!)

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 03/08/2012 11:00am
    How to choose the best ND filter for your camera: 4 tips for deciding which one is right for you

    ND filters are sold in different strengths, and different scales are used to measure this. Some use an NDxx number, others refer to optical density, and some refer to the light reduction in EV or ‘stops’. Below we’ve served up four of our best tips for choosing the best ND filter for your DSLR.

    The Photography Show: our MAJOR new consumer event at Birmingham NEC!

    | Inspire | 26/06/2013 00:01am
    10 trade show photography tips for Focus on Imaging 2013

    Future Publishing, the specialist media group that publishes Digital Camera World, has unveiled The Photography Show, a major new consumer event that will take the place normally held by Focus on Imaging in 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham.

    33 myths of the professional photographer

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 07/06/2012 04:00am
    33 myths of the professional photographer

    The professional photographer is often associated with a glamorous lifestyle and lots of money. However, sadly this stereotype is not the reality.

    Professional female portrait photographer Kelly Weech debunks 33 of the most common myths of the professional photographer and reveals what life is really like for those who get paid to take pictures.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in February

    | News | 01/02/2014 00:01am
    Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

    Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in February.

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