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.

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.

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.