9 filter mistakes every photographer makes (and how to avoid them)

    | Photography Tips | 20/05/2014 00:01am
    10 tips for using your 10-stop ND filter: everything you need to know to ensure sharp photos

    In this tutorial our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the biggest mistakes photographers make when using filters, and explains how to avoid them.

    Black and white landscape photography: why rich color is the key to bold mono

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 23/07/2014 00:01am
    Black and white landscape photography: why bold colour is the key to dramatic mono

    Good black and white landscape photography requires more than just converting your dull, overcast scenes to monochrome. In this black and white landscape photography tutorial we explain why strong colours are the secret to dramatic monochrome images and offer our best shooting tips to guarantee images with impact.

    Download 5 free issues of our magazines!

    | Inspire | 07/04/2014 14:30pm
    Issue 149 of Digital Camera magazine now on sale!

    For a very limited time we’re giving readers the opportunity to download five of our digital photo magazines for free!

    Epson Expression Photo XP-950 review: the A3 printer in an A4 printer’s body

    | Accessories, Reviews | 09/11/2013 13:00pm
    Epson Expression Photo XP-950 review: the A3 printer in an A4 printer's body

    The Epson Expression Photo XP-950 is proof that A3 printers don’t have to dominate your desk. Find out how it fares in our Epson Expression XP-950 review.

    25 free triptych photo frames for Photoshop

    | Uncategorized | 31/03/2010 09:36am
    Free triptych photo frames

    Download these 25 free triptych photo frames and give a creative finish to your photos in Photoshop and Elements.

    Three is the magic number, especially when it comes to photography. Using just three elements in a picture can help you create a balanced frame. Triptychs take this idea further, giving you the space to tell a story across three panels or simply showcase one photo in a very different way.

    Here we’ve created 25 free triptych photo frames, featuring a range of edge treatments and designs. Download them and try them out in Photoshop of Elements – they’re JPEGs so they will work in other imaging software too.

    Still Life Photography: how to light your crafting photos

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/03/2012 12:47pm
    Still life photography: how to light your crafting photos

    Can you use some help with your still life photography? Like many of us, your hobbies probably extend beyond photography. Craftworks, in particular, is one of the many favourite pastimes of those of us here at Digital Camera World, but taking pictures of your creations sometimes can be tricky. From lighting to composition, there are all sorts of factors to consider when taking still life photography. Our tutorial below will show you how to master all these elements without having to splash out on additional kit or expensive lights, so you can start taking better still life photography today.

    While it’s common to think that you need a full studio set-up to take control of the lighting of still life photography subjects at home, it’s amazing what you can achieve with just a few simple accessories and techniques. The trick is to take control of the lighting that you have available, so that you can achieve more predictable results. Your equipment needn’t be expensive, and with a little ingenuity it’s possible to get pro results without spending anything at all.

    Camera position: how to use perspective to improve your images

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 11/05/2014 00:01am

    Different camera positions can completely change your shots. Our tutorial shows you how to get down low to get the best out of your subject.

    Apertures: when to go small and when to go wide

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/05/2012 11:36am
    Photography Cheat Sheet: apertures explained

    One of the most common questions we hear from readers and new photographers is when to use wide apertures and when to use small apertures.

    Inside, the latest infographic in our photography cheat sheet series takes a closer look at why you would use small apertures and why you would use wide apertures. We show an example of each, and also illustrate how your apertures look at each f-stop to give you a better idea of how much light you are letting into your camera.

    Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

    | Photography Tips | 26/03/2012 17:05pm
    Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

    So you think you know how to use your digital camera? Like many of us, you may have a DSLR or compact system camera but tend to use only a handful of your its features.

    In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ digital cameras, we want to help you better harness the creative potential of your Panasonic Lumix G camera.

    Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite digital camera. The 5 tips below come from experts at Panasonic who have developed and use Panasonic Lumix G cameras and know this range inside and out, but the rest we’d like to come from you.

    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 03/04/2013 01:00am
    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home

    If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the most classic portrait lighting effects.