7 times you should ignore your camera’s light meter

Music photography tips from a professional photographer: managing with just three songs

Your camera’s light meter usually does a good job of assessing brightness and recommending sensible exposure settings, but there are some times when it will get it wrong. Understanding when this is likely to happen will help you get perfect exposures in all lighting conditions every time. In their latest guest post the team at Photoventure suggest seven situations when you need to take care.

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and flashgun to create dramatic lighting for spooky gothic portraits. The great thing is this lighting technique is great for other types of portraiture if period costumes aren’t your thing!

Mountain biking photography tips: simple ways to get striking images

Mountain biking cycling photography tips: composition ideas 2

Mountain biking is a seriously photogenic sport. The sweat, the mud, the speed… it’s a great way to hone your cycling photography skills and to try out creative camera techniques like zoom-bursts and slow-sync flash. Best of all, unlike many sports, you can get in close with your camera. You don’t need big, heavy telephoto… Continue reading