Zoom burst tutorial: how to create dramatic effects with your zoom lens


Want to create attention-grabbing shots with ease? Try using this simple zoom burst technique. Zoom bursts are achieved by twisting the zoom ring during a long exposure. The change in focal length creates streaks of colour and light that seem to burst from the centre of the frame. It’s an effect normally associated with sports… Continue reading

10 Photoshop mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

Retouching photos in raw: soften the skin

Thanks to the change to a subscription system that costs £8.57/$9.99 per month, more photographers than ever before have access to one of the most powerful image editing software packages available, Adobe Photoshop. However, all that power brings the ability to get things wrong. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most common mistakes made by photographers when using Photoshop.

How to create abstract images by dragging your camera


The term ‘camera drag’ may not sound like a particularly good idea, but don’t worry, we guarantee that your camera will come to no harm. Camera drag is actually a technique that adds motion blur to your images by moving the camera during an exposure to render the scene as an abstract palette of colours…. Continue reading