Car photography: how to create awesome speed without leaving first gear

How to add dramatic background blur to your car photography: step 6

Giving your car photography a sense of speed doesn’t have to be difficult or dangerous. In this easy-to-follow car photography tutorial we show you how to use a ‘bolt-on’ technique get dramatic photos with blurred backgrounds.

Shooting raw format photos: 8 questions every beginner wants answered

Shooting raw format photos: 8 questions every beginner wants answered

Shooting raw format photos means fewer pictures on your card and more time spent editing your images. So why do nearly all pros do it? Below find answers to 8 common questions every beginner has about shooting raw format.

The best way to use a ball head tripod mount

How to use a ball head tripod mount: step 4

If you’ve considered buying a ball head mount to replace your three-way lead, you may be wondering how best to use them. In this tutorial we explain the best way to use a ball head tripod mount to ensure the sharpest pictures possible.

Variable ND filters: how to capture cool motion-blur effects

Sports photography tips: how to capture motion blur

Recently we explained how to use an ND grad filter to rectify murky foregrounds or over-exposed skies. This week we thought we’d show how to use a variable ND filter, which you can use to capture amazing motion-blur effects.

Raw Processing: can you avoid the computer entirely?

Raw Processing: can you avoid the computer entirely?

You can! Many DSLRs now have their own raw converters built in via their in-camera editing menu. You can even adjust raw parameters before saving a JPEG conversion. Here’s what you need to know…

Trompe l’oeil in photography: how to play with perspective and deceive the eye

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Trompe l’oeil, or trick of the eye, is a popular compositional technique that can add some fun to your photography. There are endless ways to do it, and it’s easy to do, but it does take time to find the right subjects and angles for really convincing shots. Here’s how it’s done.

Raw vs JPEG: how many pictures can you actually take?

Raw vs JPEG: how many shots can you take?

In our latest Raw Tuesday post we turn our attention to file sizes and how shooting raw vs JPEG can make a big difference in how many images you can store on a memory card.

Lens distortion correction: improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

Lens distortion correction: how to improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

Not all of us can afford expensive lenses, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with poor quality images. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to make simple in-camera adjustments to fine-tune your lens’ performance and help eliminate imperfections like colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

If you’re struggling to get close enough to your wildlife subjects to create images with any real impact, why not try digiscoping? In this quick guide we’ll show you how to use a spotting scope with your camera to nearly double your magnification.

Movement photography: camera panning techniques to convey a sense of speed

Movement photography: camera panning techniques to convey a sense of speed

Camera panning techniques look and sound complicated. In reality, though, anyone with a manual mode and the patience to practice can learn how to pan a camera. In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use slower shutter speeds to add a greater sense of drama to your movement photography.