5 street photography projects every first-timer should try

Street photography: 5 projects every first-timer should try

Getting your camera out in public might seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before, but these five street photography projects will get you started right. Armed with our expert street photography tips, you’ll soon have the confidence to shoot everything from motion-blur abstracts to candid portraits of strangers.

EU ‘camera tax’ to hit photographers

21 Street photography tips from the pros

Crazy new EU plans could see every amateur photographer in the country hit with a punitive annual licence fee simply for owning a decent camera.

Tutorial file downloads for Photoshop School in Digital Camera 150

Get start files for the Spring 2014 issue’s Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials In Digital Camera 150, on sale on Friday 28 March, our Photoshop School section shows you how you can add light trails to low-light images in Photoshop Elements; combine shots with different shutter speeds in Photoshop (pictured above); and use the Histogram in… Continue reading

Tutorial file downloads for Photoshop School in Digital Camera 149

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Get start files for the April 2014 issue’s Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials

Electrify your portraits using Photoshop Elements

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Give your portrait a shot of electricity by creating glowing lines in Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop effects: how to make high-key portraits and film noir-style photos

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Using just one image, we’ll show you how you can create two different portraits that are the polar opposite in style.

Advanced sharpening tips for Photoshop: the perfect workflow for feathers and fur

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Sharpening and noise reduction are vital skills that come in handy for almost every image. In particular, images of feathers or fur like our bird here will benefit from extra crispness. In this tutorial, we’ll show you more advanced stages of a sharpening workflow.

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.