DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

If you’ve ever watched time lapse movies of setting suns and blooming flowers but thought it was something you could only do on a budget like the BBC’s, well think again. Our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he built his own DIY version of a motorised slider to shoot amazing time lapse movies on a budget.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.

Photo Anatomy: photographing the aurora borealis in stunning detail

Photo Anatomy: photographing the aurora borealis in stunning detail

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment we look at how Norwegian photographer Ole Salomonsen captured this dramatic picture of the aurora borealis.

Photographing the moon: how to set up your camera for the best results

Photographing the moon: how to set up your camera for the best results

Photographing the moon is always tempting for photographers, but getting sharp images with your telephoto lens and mid-range DSLR isn’t always easy. In this quick guide our technique editor explains how to photograph the moon and get the best results with what you have.

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for landscape photography. While you’ll often have time to experiment with camera settings when shooting landscapes, it’s still good to have a starting point. In this week’s guide we’ll show you how to set up your camera to achieve maximum depth of field, shoot a sunrise or sunset and add motion blur to subjects like moving water.

UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: 9 myths debunked for good

UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: 9 myths debunked for good

In the latest guest post from our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure, they take a closer look at the UK’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The controversial bill has sparked debate – and even outrage – among photographers online, so much so it can be difficult separating fact from exaggeration.

Here we debunk 9 of the popular myths about the bill and explain some of the simple ways you can keep your work safe.

Headshots: how to shoot passport photos social media profiles and other informal portraits

Headshots: how to shoot passport photos, social media avatars and other informal portraits

In this ultimate guide to taking headshots, we explain how to shoot passport photos, profile pictures for social media and other types of informal portrait photography.

Photo Anatomy: why Dan Chung used a tilt-shift lens to capture Usain Bolt

Photo Anatomy: why Dan Chung used a tilt-shift lens to capture Usain Bolt's 100m win

In our latest Photo Anatomy series installment, award-winning press photographer Dan Chung reveals how he captured Usain Bolt’s 100m final victory at the Beijing Olympics using innovative tilt-shift lens effects.

Movement photography: camera panning techniques to convey a sense of speed

Movement photography: camera panning techniques to convey a sense of speed

Camera panning techniques look and sound complicated. In reality, though, anyone with a manual mode and the patience to practice can learn how to pan a camera. In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use slower shutter speeds to add a greater sense of drama to your movement photography.

Photo Anatomy: black and white wildlife photography with instant impact

Photo Anatomy: black and white wildlife photography with instant impact

In our new Sunday series on Digital Camera World, we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment award-winning wildlife photographer Richard Peters reveals the techniques behind this striking black and white image of an owl.