Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 05/05/2014 00:01am
    Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

    From environmental portraits to frame-filling close-ups, we show you five different ways to compose the same subject to create striking wildlife pictures and add variety to your portfolio.

    Focus tracking: 4 ways to ensure pin-sharp action photos

    | Photography Tips | 04/05/2014 00:01am
    How to use focus tracking: 03 Be ready and steady

    Learn how to track fast-moving subjects using so-called ‘focus tracking’ for pin-sharp action shots.

    15 ways to improve your photography without buying new gear

    | Photography Tips | 03/05/2014 00:01am
    15 ways to improve your photography without buying new gear

    New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are 15 suggestions to help improve your photography without splashing out on new gear.

    Spring flowers: how to choose the best subjects and make your best-ever images

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 02/05/2014 00:01am
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    Spring is here, bringing with it an explosion of life and colour. Learn how to shoot pictures of spring flowers with our simple guide.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in May

    | Photography Tips | 01/05/2014 00:01am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in May

    Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in May!

    Camera cleaning: 5 ways to healthcheck your camera with confidence

    | Photography Tips | 30/04/2014 00:01am
    Camera cleaning: 5 ways to healthcheck your camera with confidence

    Dust, dirt and moisture can all take their toll on your expensive kit, so it pays to keep it all in tip-top condition. Here’s a five-item camera cleaning checklist that every photographer should read…

    8 tripod mistakes every photographer makes (and how to get it right)

    | Photography Tips | 29/04/2014 00:01am
    4 tips for sharper shots when using a tripod

    A tripod is one of the most essential accessories available to a photographer, but it’s also one of the most misused. Our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, looks at some of the most common mistakes that photographers make with their tripod and explains how to avoid them.

    Becoming a professional photographer: 6 tips for taking the plunge

    | Photography Tips | 28/04/2014 00:01am
    Becoming a professional photographer: 6 tips tips for taking the plunge

    In our ongoing Shoot Like A Pro series we teamed up with our sister title, the Nikon magazine N-Photo, to explore the many different ways you can sell photos online, in print, and elsewhere in ways you might not have considered before. In our latest instalment we speak to a pro who shares his top tips for making the leap.

    8 unbelievable ways to beat camera shake

    | Photography Tips | 26/04/2014 00:01am
    8 unbelievable ways to beat camera shake

    Although tripods and monopods are the usual tools of choice for supporting a camera and keeping it still, they’re not the only solution. Take a look at a few of these ideas that can help with capturing shake-free images.

    Minimum shutter speeds for handheld shooting: ‘safe’ speeds to use (and when to seek support)

    | Photography Tips | 25/04/2014 00:01am
    Minimum shutter speed for handheld shooting: try these 'safe' speeds at common focal lengths

    When is it safe hand hold a camera? Camera movement is a major cause of blur in images. Our friends at the Nikon magazine N-Photo put together this wonderful cheat sheet explaining the relationship between camera shake and focal length.

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