How to take long exposure shots of the sea

Black and white landscape photography: how to make moody minimalist effects

Timing is key to shooting great seascapes. You need to be there at the right time of day, but just as important is the timing of the exposure. For a raging, stormy sea, a fast shutter speed can be appropriate, but with calmer waters, the best approach is to take it slow. Very slow. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take control of your camera to take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of.

10 quick landscape photography tips

5 accessories every landscape photographer must own

Improve your photos with our expert help. Here are 10 quick landscape photography tips to help you give your pictures a breath of fresh air…

7 best colour controls in Photoshop (and how to use them)

7 best colour controls in Photoshop (and how to use them)

Whether you want to supercharge your colours or change them completely, find out how with our guide to the best colour controls in Photoshop.

Best camera settings for moving landscapes (free photography cheat sheet)

Best camera settings for moving landscapes (free cheat sheet)

When you first start out in landscape photography, observing a few of the classic conventions can really make a difference to the kind of results you get. Just knowing how to adjust aperture so you get maximum depth of field in an image is a big help, as is understanding some of the classic theories… Continue reading

How to copyright photos in Lightroom: protect your images in 6 easy steps

How to copyright photos in Lightroom: protect your images in 6 easy steps

In this Adobe Lightroom tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to copyright photos by adding your contact details to every photo’s metadata.

Compact system cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Compact system cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

A single lens reflex (SLR) camera used to be the go-to camera for serious photographers, but there’s a now alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular – a compact system camera (CSC). But what is a compact system camera and how does a CSC differ from a DSLR? Our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, explains all.

How to take creative control over focus with any subject

Creative Focus: camera tips for static to spontaneous subjects

In today’s world of responsive technology, shooting successful imagery has never been easier. It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, a jostling Fleet Street photographer would have had no choice but to focus camera manually in the photo scrum, as would sports photographers. Can you imagine tracking a fast-moving tennis pro without lightning-quick… Continue reading

10 things portrait photographers should know about their craft

5 quick tips for using fast lenses: portrait power

People are one of the most popular subjects for photography, so let’s take a look at some of the most important things photographers should consider when shooting a portrait.

A layman’s guide to reflectors

A layman's guide to reflectors

What is a reflector and why is it an important tool for photographers? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to use a reflector. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

Sony World Photography Awards 2015 winners gallery

Sony World Photography Awards 2015 winners gallery

American photographer John Moore, of Getty Images, has won the overall L’Iris d’Or / Professional Photographer of the Year award at the Sony World Photography Awards 2015. Chosen from the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards’ 13 professional categories, Moore’s winning project “Ebola Crisis Overwhelms Liberian Capital” capture the scale of the ebola epidemic… Continue reading