Food photography is perhaps the fastest-growing genre of photography, thanks to the rise blogging, smartphones and television shows like the Great British Bake Off and Masterchef. But getting the right look in your pictures of food is no easy task. There’s more to food photography than simply snapping your plate, and below we’ve rounded up 10 essential food photography tips to help your images look more professional.
Blurring people is an excellent way to convey movement in your photographs, but it’s not always so easily done.
In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve provided a handy tip card listing some of the best camera settings to use to blur people as they walk or ride past you.
Learning photography isn’t a journey you should have to take alone. Below we’ve gathered some of our best photography tips, tricks and tutorials to help you learn photography fundamentals in all of the popular genres.
There are a number of typical DSLR focusing features that can make all the difference between a pin-sharp image and a blurry mess. In this cheat sheet we illustrate where to find these focusing features on your DSLR – and what they do.
Sometimes it’s the little ideas that set you apart. An imaginative mind can make up for a small start-up budget, and thinking outside the box can give you opportunities that even the most successful competitor would never have thought about. In their latest guest blog post, the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure present five simple money-making ideas to get you started.
Ever wondered what image noise really is and how you can prevent it? In this tutorial we show you three simple ways to keep distortion at bay.
On some DSLRs your pop-up flash can control another flashgun. In this tutorial we show you how to make this simple Strobist portrait setup to selectively light your pictures.
Using your flash and split-second timing to shoot high-speed photography of water balloons exploding can create spectacular results. In this tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to do it.
Continuing her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make across all genres, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the worst posing mistakes portrait photographers can make, and suggests how to avoid them.
Here’s a common scenario: you’re after a new DSLR to replace your long-out-of-date model, which you bought as a kit with an 18-55mm lens. You can afford to spend about £600, and some of the less recent cameras on the market look like really good value compared to some of the new cameras available.
So what should you do? Should you buy a body on its own or upgrade your whole kit with a new lens as well?