Stop wasting landscapes: 3 ways to avoid sloping horizons in your images

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Never let your landscape shots be thwarted by wonky horizons again! Here’s how…

Creative photography ideas: create light trails with sparklers

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If you’re looking for a great New Year’s Eve photo idea or simply struggling to find creative photography ideas to keep you busy on dark nights, we’ve got the perfect thing for you. Sparklers allow you to create golden light trails and shapes, and they’re cheap to buy and easy to use.

Abstract self-portrait photography: get creative with your camera’s focus ring

Abstract self-portrait photography: get creative with your camera's focus ring

Taking an intentionally blurry photo? It may sound sacrilege, but sometimes it can be fun to break the rules of photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take an abstract self-portrait that will make you look like a genius. Which you are.

Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

Personalised calendars make a nice change from the typical commercial fare, and they make great gifts too – so why not create your own calendar, using portraits of family or friends, for 2014? In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use a simple lighting setup and backdrop to create your own home studio.

How to make a pinhole camera from your DSLR

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In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a pinhole camera using a really simple method involving nothing more than a spare body cap for you DSLR.

Lightroom vs Photoshop: why Lightroom has all the photo editing tools you need

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In this tutorial we’ll show you several reasons why Lightroom can be as effective a tool as Photoshop, and – for those who need to make swift, useful changes to their raw images – much more accessible.

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 key differences you need know about

Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200: 13 key differences you should know about

The new Nikon D5300 and D5100 and D5200 are all now intriguing options in Nikon’s DX DSLR range, but which is best for your needs? Our extensive Nikon D5300 vs D5100 vs D5200 comparison looks at what each camera can offer.

Nikon D610 vs D600: what’s new and what isn’t in Nikon’s new full-frame DSLR

Nikon D610 vs D600: what's new and what isn't in Nikon's new full-frame DSLR

The Nikon D610 is, or will be, Nikon’s cheapest full-frame DSLR. It’s aimed at enthusiasts ready to take their first step into the larger format, though it boasts performance and features which could attract many professionals too. But it arrives just a year after the launch of the D600, and brings only a handful of minor improvements. In this Nikon D610 vs D600 comparison we examine what’s improved, what has changed and what remains the same in Nikon’s new full-frame DSLR.

10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

If you’ve found yourself grinding your teeth listening to photography snobs droning on at length, then this article is for you. We’ve put together 10 ways to drive them crazy.

Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it

Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it

Using different viewpoints and lenses can dramatically alter the look of your photographs. In this tutorial we’ll share some of our best in-camera composition tips and show you how to take one subject and shoot it six different ways for varying effects.