Mixing art and photography: how to make a simple abstract sequence

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Create an arty abstract masterpiece with a tub of black paint, as we show you how to mix photography techniques with traditional art. Abstract art and photography have a close relationship. Since cameras were invented, painters and photographers have combined both media to create stunning results. If you’re not much of a painter, don’t worry: you don’t… Continue reading

How to take photos with an underwater camera housing

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Find out how to shoot in the water and keep your costly camera and lens safe with a simple, inexpensive underwater camera housing. Water and cameras don’t usually mix. However, there are a wealth of options available to help you take pictures underwater without wrecking your camera. At the top end, you can get hard… Continue reading

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

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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)

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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.