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.

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby’s killer one-light portrait setup

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby's killer one-light portrait setup

In his new series in Digital Camera magazine and Digital Camera World, the legendary Scott Kelby reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of his favourite images. This month Scott explains how to get a pro-level look to your portraiture without resorting to complex lighting, using just a simple one-light portrait setup.

Free wedding poses cheat sheet: 9 classic pictures of the bride and groom

Free wedding poses cheat sheet: 9 classic pictures of the bride and groom

Shooting wedding portraits of the bride and groom is one of the most challenging tasks of any wedding photographer, whether you’re a seasoned hand or its your first time. In this free photography cheat sheet we illustrate 9 classic wedding poses and explain how to capture them.

3 ways to photograph a spiral staircase more creatively

How to photograph a spiral staircase: the spinorama

Spiral staircases have long been a staple of architectural photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you three quick and easy techniques to photograph them more creatively.

Creative portrait ideas: how to launch powder paint for colourful portraits

Creative portraiture: how to launch powder paint for colourful portraits

In this creative portrait photography tutorial we’ll show you how to launch powder paint at your subjects to create bold, colourful portraits with plenty of punch.

Baby footprints: how to photograph a memento of your newborn

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In this tutorial we show you how to photograph baby footprints, then process the image to make a quirky memento of your child.

Creative moon photography: how to shoot portraits at night with a celestial twist

Creative moon photography: how to shoot portraits at night with a celestial twist

Creative moon photography doesn’t necessarily need to be a landscape shot. In this tutorial we show you how to use the moon to capture a fun portrait with a creative twist – all it takes is a bit of careful preparation beforehand

9 creative photo ideas to try in June

Creative photo ideas for June: 06 Create images with vision

Looking for some photo inspiration this month? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in June!

150 photography tips for planning, composing, focusing and exposing images

150 photography tips for planning, composing, exposing and focusing images

To help you get the most from your photography time, we’ve come up with our list of the top 150 photography tips and techniques to help you get better images. You’ll find all you need to know here, from the basics of setting up your camera and planning your shoot, to how to achieve well-exposed and sharp shots with the minimum of fuss.

How to bounce flash indoors: try this simple technique for portraits at parties

How to bounce flash indoors: try this simple technique for portraits at parties

Harsh flash can kill the atmosphere at a party, but twisting a flashgun and using its bounce card can give a more natural look. In this bounce flash tutorial we explain everything you need to know to turn harsh flash into soft illumination…