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.

Breaking bad habits: how to add variety to your landscape photography portfolio

Breaking bad habits: how to add variety to your landscape portfolio

Do you enjoy taking landscape images but find you mostly use similar settings for all of my shots? In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post we explain how to experiment and add variety to your landscape photography portfolio.

Photo Anatomy: the secrets behind one photographer’s perfect composition

Photo Anatomy: the secrets behind one photographer's perfect composition

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 dissect Alisdair Miller’s striking image of a stranded lifeboat in Dubai.

Using ND grad filters: how to fix murky foregrounds and over-exposed skies

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ND grad filters are some of the most indispensable photo accessories for landscape photography. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to use a graduated neutral density filter to stave off over-exposed skies and dark foregrounds.