How to read a histogram: what you can learn from your camera’s exposure graph

    | Photography Tips | 18/04/2012 07:00am
    How to read a histogram: what you can learn from your camera's exposure graph

    Most photographers know that you can check the exposure of the shots you’ve taken simply by reviewing them on your camera’s LCD screen. But looking at the picture alone can be misleading. Knowing how to read your camera’s histogram is the most important thing you can do to ensure a good exposure.

    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/08/2013 12:01pm
    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    In our latest outdoor portrait photography tutorial we show you how to use clever framing of the sun give your people pictures a golden halo effect. Read on to find out how to make your own atmospheric backlit portraits!

    How to set up a camera for the first time: 11 things you need to do first

    | Photography for Beginners | 25/12/2013 00:01am
    How to set up a camera for the first time: 11 settings to get you started right

    If you’re new to photography and are lucky enough to have been given a camera for Christmas, or perhaps you’ve bought one in the sales, you may need a few tips on how to set up a camera for the first time. Our head of testing Angela Nicholson is on hand with all the information you need.

    Photo Anatomy: shooting underwater photography in a freezing Alpine lake

    | Photography Tips | 19/05/2013 02:00am
    Photo Anatomy: shooting underwater photography in a freezing Alpine lake

    In our Photo Anatomy series we select pictures by famous photographers and explain why they work. Here, underwater photographer Franco Banfi reveals how he captured this stunning image in the freezing waters of a Swiss alpine lake.

    Cities at night: how to photograph urban areas mixing natural and artificial light

    | Night, Photography Tips | 15/08/2013 11:50am
    Cities at night: how to photograph natural and artificial light

    Photographing cities at night can prove challenging for many photographers who struggle to get an accurate exposure. In this urban night photography tutorial we explain how to mix artificial and natural light for a more balanced shot.

    Photoshop art from Glyn Dewis

    | Inspire | 10/04/2012 08:00am
    By Glyn Dewis

    Glyn Dewis is a Photoshop guru and artist and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He has recently taught alongside Scott Kelby at the worlds’ largest Photoshop event, Photoshop World in Washington DC. He talks to us about his career using Photoshop, what inspires his work, and his favourite Photoshop tools.

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: ski photography tips for dramatic action

    | Photography Tips | 22/03/2013 00:01am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: ski photography tips for dramatic action shots

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our professional photographer takes our apprentice to the slopes in Switzerland for an Alpine adventure in ski photography.

    CSC production increases

    | News | 14/02/2013 15:51pm
    Compact system cameras

    The total number of interchangeable lens cameras being produced has jumped by around 34 percent, all in the midst of a marked was has shrunk by 15 percent overall…

    Miss Aniela: my top tips for creative portrait photography

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 05/10/2012 11:00am
    Miss Aniela: my top tips for creative portrait photography

    Photographer-artist Miss Aniela shot to fame with her series of stylised images. Here are her top tips for creative portrait photography.

    DSLR video: a beginner’s guide to shooting HD

    | Photography for Beginners | 29/06/2011 11:21am

    Shooting HD video with a DSLR? Don’t know where to begin? Here, we answer all your questions – from choosing resolution to editing software options

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