6 ways to take more creative photos that will cost you absolutely nothing

    | Photography Tips | 28/06/2014 00:01am
    6 ways to take more creative photos that will cost you absolutely nothing

    Imagine your camera and gear is like a car and creativity is the fuel that drives it. While we don’t wait to beat this metaphor to death, even the most expensive kit in the world won’t get you very far if your photography lacks creativity and flair – that elusive wow factor that makes a good photograph a great one.

    Active D-Lighting: how to make your Nikon capture more detail in shadows and highlights

    | Photography Tips | 26/06/2014 00:01am
    Active D-Lighting: how to make your Nikon capture more detail in shadows and highlights

    There is no shortage of Nikon-specific tips and tricks out there, but one of the most useful tools you’ll find on your Nikon DSLR is its Active D-Lighting feature.

    Our sister publication, the Nikon magazine N-Photo, recently put together this simple guide on how to use Active D-Lighting to capture more detail in the shadows and highlights of your scenes.

    6 things you didn’t know about using apertures, but probably should

    | Photography Tips | 21/06/2014 00:01am
    6 things you didn't know about aperture, but probably should

    One of the first things we learn when we start taking photography seriously is that ‘aperture’ controls depth of field… but there’s more to it than that.

    14 cliche-busting tips and tricks for more creative travel photography

    | Photography Tips, Travel | 20/06/2014 00:01am
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    In one of our most popular posts of last year we shared eight of the most common travel photography mistakes photographers make and suggested some simple ways to make every shot count when you’re travelling with your camera.

    Today we’re going to get ahead of the curve and try to stop these mistakes before they happen by exploring 14 things you can do on holiday to give your travel photos a greater sense of creativity and originality.

    Urban photography: 5 clever ways to shoot creative cityscapes

    | Photography Tips | 17/06/2014 00:01am
    Urban photography: 5 clever ways to shoot creative cityscapes

    A city’s souvenir shops are invariably awash with clichéd postcards of local landmarks, but by thinking creatively it’s possible to capture something much more striking and original. Here are five fun urban photography ideas to get you started…

    How to shoot portraits that tell a story about your subject

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/06/2014 00:01am
    How to shoot portraits that tell a story about your subject

    Discover how to shoot and enhance a portrait that ‘tells the story’ of your subject at work or at play.

    6 exposure tricks for coping with awkward subjects

    | Photography Tips | 11/06/2014 00:01am
    6 exposure tricks for coping with awkward subjects

    There’s no one ‘right’ way to use your camera’s exposure system, but here are some strategies we like to use when working with challenging subjects and conditions.

    Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 10/06/2014 00:01am
    Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

    You don’t need a photo studio to take great portrait pictures. You can get beautiful portrait shots using natural light from a window. In this window light photography tutorial we’ll show you six ways to get striking – and very different – results with your subject.

    Best camera settings for shooting handheld

    | Night, Photography Tips | 08/06/2014 00:01am
    Best camera settings for shooting handheld (free cheat sheet)

    In our new cheat sheet we suggest some of the best camera settings for to use to give yourself the best advantage shooting handheld. Remember, these are just a starting point. Master these and from there you can exploring your creativity!

    How to compose bold images: what (and what not) to include in your photos

    | Photography Tips | 02/06/2014 00:01am
    How to compose for maximum impact: what (and what not) to include in your images

    There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot.

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