10 classic posing mistakes every portrait photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/10/2013 00:01am
    3 stupidly simple lighting techniques that will transform your family portraits

    Continuing her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make across all genres, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the worst posing mistakes portrait photographers can make, and suggests how to avoid them.

    Old vs new cameras: which is better value?

    | Photography Tips | 13/10/2013 14:00pm
    The Canon EOS 700D price tag will be £629.99 / €799.99 body only

    Here’s a common scenario: you’re after a new DSLR to replace your long-out-of-date model, which you bought as a kit with an 18-55mm lens. You can afford to spend about £600, and some of the less recent cameras on the market look like really good value compared to some of the new cameras available.

    So what should you do? Should you buy a body on its own or upgrade your whole kit with a new lens as well?

    How to organize photos like a pro: the best way to make sense of your collection

    | Tutorials | 11/10/2013 00:01am
    How to organize photos like a pro: the best way to make sense of your collection

    Is your hard drive heaving with uncatalogued images? Discover the best way to organize photos and stay on top of your growing archive! In this tutorial we’ll show you how to organize photos like the pros by adding copyright information, metadata templates, keywords and much more.

    Best 50mm lens for your camera: 8 ‘Nifty Fifty’ lenses tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 03/10/2013 00:01am
    Best 50mm lens for your camera: 8 'Nifty Fifty' lenses tested and rated

    What is the best 50mm lens for your camera? We put eight of the top ‘Nifty Fifty’ lenses currently available to the test to see which offers the best combination of image quality and value for money.

    Nik Collection review: is Google’s photo editing plug-in bundle the best of its kind?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 09/09/2013 12:36pm
    Nik Collection review: we put Google's new photo editing plug-in bundle to the test

    Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2, Silver Efex Pro 2, Sharpener Pro 3, Color Efex Pro 4, Viveza 2 and Define 2 plug-ins are being sold together for the first time as the Nik Collection. But is the sum greater than its parts? Find out in our Nik Collection review.

    Breaking bad photo habits: 10 classic blunders and easy ways to improve

    | Photography Tips | 12/08/2013 00:01am
    How to set up your camera to shoot pictures of buildings both old and new

    It’s easy to fall into bad habits, and by definition they are annoying. She may not be able to help you stop biting your nails, tailgating or knuckle cracking, but Angela Nicholson, our head of testing continues her ongoing series on avoiding classic photo mistakes by offering some advice about breaking bad photo habits to help you create more interesting images. So kick the spoilers out of your portfolio and use these tips to start boosting your hit rate!

    8 common mistakes photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

    | Photography Tips, Travel | 08/08/2013 00:01am
    8 common mistakes all photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

    Many photographers have to fit their hobby around a full-time job, so their annual vacation is the perfect opportunity to spend some time taking photographs.

    In the seventh part of her ongoing series about how to avoid making classic photographic mistakes our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the problems photographers encounter on holiday and offers some expert advice about how to avoid them.

    10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and how to get better)

    | Photography Tips, Weddings | 31/07/2013 00:01am
    Learn Photography: classic tips, tricks and tutorials for shooting popular subjects

    Shooting a wedding is one of the toughest assignments that a photographer can take on, there are lots of potential issues and the stakes are incredibly high. To help out, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common wedding photography mistakes that photographers make when starting out shooting weddings, along with some advice on how to avoid them.

    10 landscape photography mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 10/07/2013 00:01am
    Learn how to use natural light in your landscape photography

    Landscape photography is one of the most popular photographic subjects and there are superb images everywhere to inspire us. But there are a few pitfalls that can trouble even experienced photographers.

    Don’t despair, though; our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has put together a list of the most common landscape photography mistakes every photographer is guilty of at one point or another, and has some great advice to help you avoid any landscape errors in the future.

    10 common wildlife photography mistakes we’re all guilty of (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 03/07/2013 00:01am
    How to set up a hide for wildlife photography: step 6

    Wildlife photography is one of the most demanding subjects to photograph. The subjects are elusive, and the techniques require precision. But it’s not impossible.

    In her latest post our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the most common mistakes that photographers make when shooting wildlife photography and gives some advice on how to overcome them.

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