Best budget prime lens: 8 top portraiture optics tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 04/06/2014 00:01am
    Best budget prime lens: 8 top optics tested and rated

    A standard kit zoom lens can work reasonably well for portraiture, but a budget prime lens gives you greater versatility. We tested eight of the top options to see how they performed.

    5 creative photo editing tricks for Adobe Camera Raw

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/11/2012 02:00am
    5 creative photo editing tricks for Adobe Camera Raw

    In the latest post of our ongoing Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format images we show you five simple ways to add a variety of creative Photoshop effects and cool photo editing tricks using only the tools in Adobe Camera Raw.

    Tripod Tips: using a tripod to shoot from unusual camera angles

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 29/03/2013 12:00pm
    Tripod Tips: using a tripod to shoot from unusual camera angles

    Want to take more creative photography? Shooting from unusual camera angles is a tried and tested way of adding drama to your shots.

    But doing so requires knowing how to use a tripod like an expert. Follow these tripod tips to find out how to set up your camera to shoot from every angle possible.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Photoshop Effects: recreate the look of a medium format portrait

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 15/06/2012 12:29pm
    Photoshop Effects: how to recreate a medium format portrait

    Colour, or the absence of it, plays a crucial role in portraiture. By manipulating colour and tone to create diferent Photoshop effects you can create striking portraits that really stand out from the crowd. Here, we’ll show you how to give your portraits an edgy, stylish, ultra-detailed finish often seen in modern portrait photography. We’ll use subtle variations in saturation, brightness and contrast to achieve similar results.

    Your tilt-shift lens: more than just a miniature effect maker

    | Photography Tips | 21/09/2012 02:00am
    How your tilt-shift lens can solve the most annoying photography mistakes: free photography cheat sheet

    Everyone has probably heard of tilt-shift lenses. A tilt-shift lens is named as such because it has a ‘tilt’ mechanism that changes the angle of the lens relative to the body, tilting it to the left or right, or up or down. It also has a ‘shift’ mechanism that shifts the lens up or down or from side to side.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet below we’ve illustrated how a tilt-shift lens can be used to correct some of the common photography problems that plague many photographers.

    Featured blog: My Cooking Hut

    | Photography Tips | 08/02/2012 09:41am

    Author of My Cooking Hut, Leemei, has combined her two passions – food, and photography – to create one of the most beautiful food blogs on the web. Focusing on Asian and French cooking, My Cooking Hut distinguishes itself through it’s beautiful photography; one of the reasons for its popularity. We caught up with Leemei to discuss her passion for photography.

    Forget shooting raw? How to use JPEGs to save time and space

    | Photography Tips | 01/07/2012 13:00pm
    Home photo studio photography: shoot raw files

    Forget shooting raw. Yes, you heard us. Just for a minute, at least. Find out how you can save space and time by shooting JPEGs.