Analogue in a digital world: Interview with the Holga Inspire team

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Holga produce low-spec analogue cameras that go against the grain of the digital age. Founded in 1981, they are still going strong in spite of the ever technologically evolving camera industry. We talk to Holga about their place in the world of photography today.

We interview Leap on their new photo app

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Leap is a new social photo sharing app that lets you create image-based challenges with your friends. We caught up with the Leap team to ask them about their thoughts behind the app, and discuss the new trend in social photo sharing.

Canon mashup: 100-year-old lens meets 5D Mark II

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Jason Bognacki combined his 1919 Picolette Contessa-Nettel camera with his Canon 5D Mark II. The results – as you can see for yourself – are pretty impressive.

Still life photography: Linus Lohoff’s ‘Constructed’ pictures

Still life photography: Linus Lohoff on his 'Constructed' pictures

The photo-sharing website Flickr is known for catapulting a number of photographers into internet stardom, and Linus Lohoff is one of the latest.

The German photographer has been inundated with emails and picture requests after a series of his images was recently featured on the Flickr blog. Lohoff’s series, dubbed “Das gebaute Bild” (The Constructed Picture), was part of a photography class project at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences where Linus studies graphics design.

Creative photography: 10 photographs of heart-shaped things

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Some creative photography ideas for Valentine’s Day. We do apologise for putting together a rather cliche post, however it was an excuse to find some more fantastic photography around the more obscure theme of ‘heart-shaped things’.

Things to try in December

01 Ruffle a few feathers by Mark Hamblin

Get into winter photography with our festive Things to try feature this month. Shoot birds and berries in snow and frost, capture the hustle and bustle of a Christmas market, take great family portraits and more…

Things to try in November

01 The Aurora Borealis by Bjørn Jørgensen

The days are getting colder, and the nights shorter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shoot great photos. Make the most of this unique time of year with our inspirational Things to try feature…

Photo ideas: miniature food landscape pictures

Photo ideas don’t come much more entertaining than this. The idea of placing model figures in amongst ingredients can transform a meal into a miniature landscape. Fry ups turn into meat safaris and soup bowls become steaming savoury jacuzzis. Of course there are many other everyday household objects that make excellent settings for macro scenarios, but food is ideal. It can be easily sculpted and is instantly recognisable. Here, that great British staple, bangers and mash, works a treat as the Smash instant mash mix could be easily manipulated into the shape of a mountain. But there are many other areas in our daily life where miniature adventures can take place – all you need is a little imagination. Here are some photo ideas to give you food for thought…