Off-camera flash is a great way to create a backlight effect that can boost your still life photography. It’s an easy technique to master, and can add real depth and character to still lifes.
The trick is to create a lovely light rim around your subject, which will show off its shape and edge detail – the prickles of our thistle look great when they’re lit from behind.
In this guide to your camera’s Program Mode – or P Mode – we’ll answer many of the common questions about what it is and how it works, as well as show you how to get more creative results by shifting the aperture and shutter speed.
‘Bokeh’ is taken from the Japense word meaning ‘blur’ or ‘haze’. It refers to the aesthetic quality of a blur in photographs and has become a popular and desirable effect. We’ve hand-picked 26 great examples of bokeh photography to inspire you.
While it’s easy to learn the basics, putting the rules of photo composition into practice is another challenge altogether. However, the great thing about landscape photography is that there isn’t usually a rush to grab a shot. You can take your time finding the perfect view, frame it precisely with the help of a tripod [...]
What’s the best way to carry a tripod when out on a long shoot? Here we show you three of the best techniques every professional photographer uses.
Cities offer huge image potential for photographers with a creative eye, and shooting building photography is a great way to extend your portfolio. You don’t need lots of specialist (and pricey) equipment to for top-notch pictures of buildings; you can get started with just a camera and a few basic lenses.
Our latest guide to improving photo composition shows you how to create balanced pictures. Find out how to use colours, shapes, light and many other factors to create harmonious compositions.
Click on the image to see this fantastic water drop photograph in full size.
You don’t need a movie mode function on your digital camera to make a motion picture. In fact, you don’t even need additional movie-editing software, such as Adobe Premiere. For this simple photography project we’ll show you how to use nothing more than your digital camera and Photoshop CS to put together a simple stop-motion animation sequence, then save it as a QuickTime movie. And seeing as today is Easter, we thought what better subject than to melt a chocolate Easter Bunny!
Using the basic principles of animation, we’ll take a series of images using our DSLR’s Interval Timer set to take a shot automatically every seven seconds,
while the chocolate bunny is slowly melted by a hair dryer.
Back in the heyday of film photography, film naturally needed to be kept in the dark – apart from when you were actually taking