3 photos made easier by a tripod and remote release

3 photos made easier by a tripod and remote release

A sturdy tripod helps you stay steady. Coupled with a remote release, your shots will be as sharp as possible. Here are three types of common photographic subjects that are easier captured with a tripod and a remote release.

Best camera settings for long-exposure landscapes

Best camera settings for long-exposure landscapes

If you’re planning to capture the sunrise or sunset, you don’t want to waste any of your time on location messing around with camera settings. In the latest post in our series of pre-shoot checklists we suggest some of the best camera settings for long-exposure landscapes.

How to photograph fireworks: 7 pro tips for 4th of July

How to photograph fireworks: 7 pro tips for 4th of July

Want to learn how to photograph fireworks this 4th of July, but don’t know where to start? Betsy Hern, professional photographer at the agency Dreamstime.com shares her best tips for striking images.

How to create optical illusions in your photography

How to create optical illusions in your photography

How’d you like them apples? In this quick tutorial we show you how to create a fun optical illusion in your photography using fruit for a mind-bending still life scene.

Transcend unveils new CFast 2.0 memory cards for 4K UHD video recording

Transcend unveils new CFast 2.0 memory cards for 4K UHD video recording

Transcend has announced the launch of its CFast 2.0 CFX650 memory cards, which it claims offer the fastest transfer speeds on the market.

Best wireless flash trigger: 6 top options tested and rated

Best wireless flash trigger: 02 Calumet Quad Plus

There’s only so much you can do to spice up your lighting when your flashgun is mounted to your camera. Freeing it has traditionally been the job of the good old off-camera flash cord, but with a range usually limited to about three metres, it’s not an ideal solution. Going wireless is a much better… Continue reading

Best camera settings for hand-held landscapes

Best camera settings for hand-held landscapes

Setting up your camera before you start shooting can save you time, effort and maybe even using the wrong camera settings. In the first of a new series, we’ll be running through our essential guide to setting up your camera for 10 of the most common photographic subjects and situations.

Time stack photography: how to shoot a sunrise sequence and composite the frames (download our free Photoshop action!)

Time stack photography: how to shoot a sunrise sequence and composite the frames

In this photo editing tutorial we’ll introduce you to time stack photography and show you how to shoot a sunrise sequence, then combine all the frames in Photoshop with an action to create heavenly skies!

Leica M Monochrom: 5 things you need to know

Leica M Monochrom: 5 things you need to know

In this video, Angela Nicholson takes a quick look at what the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) has to offer photographers, and includes sample images from her tests.

Sigma unveils 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM full-frame wide-angle zoom

Sigma unveils 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM full-frame wide-angle zoom

Sigma has announced what it says is the world’s first large-aperture full-frame wide-angle zoom lens offering f/2 brightness throughout the zoom range.

The Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM full-frame lens will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts, with its price tag yet to be confirmed.