Radial blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/10/2012 11:45am
    Radial Blur: fake a zoom burst effect from your fixed focal length lens

    Learn how to recreate a zoom burst effect in Photoshop using the radial blur filter to add extra drama to your pictures.

    Lens distortion: everything every photographer must know

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 12/10/2012 11:30am
    Lens distortion: everything every photographer must know

    However good your lens may be, you need to know how to spot (and correct) lens distortion. In this post we will explain everything photographers need to know to get the best results from their lenses. We’ll start by answering some of the most common questions about lens distortion, then look at several examples of lens distortion and, finally, try to cut through some of the technical jargon and put some of these concepts into layman’s terms.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a foam flash diffuser to soften portraits

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/10/2012 12:13pm
    DIY Photography Hacks - make a foam flash diffuser: Step 4

    In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, find out how to build a simple diffuser from a piece foam to attach to your flashgun to soften portraits.

    Leading Lines: photography’s most underrated composition device

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/10/2012 16:42pm
    Leading Lines: photography's most underrated composition device

    Never underestimate the impact that leading lines have on your photo compositions. Even if you don’t plan on making lines a major feature of your picture, you can’t get rid of them. So you have to work around them.

    DSLR Video Recording: HD movies and what you absolutely have to know

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/10/2012 15:28pm
    HD Movies: essential DSLR video techniques

    We take it for granted that new DSLRs – and in fact most digital cameras – these days come with the capability of recording HD movies. In this tutorial we’ll start by answering some of the common questions about DSLR video, then explore some of the finer points of making HD movies, such as how to pace your film, understanding frame rates and what direct controls on your camera can make the DSLR video process easier for you.

    Landscape photo ideas: clever ways to shoot flat, lowland terrain

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/10/2012 02:00am
    Landscape Photo Ideas

    As our Shoot Like A Pro series continues, we move on from our month of outdoor portrait photography tips to a new month of looking at some of exciting, new landscape photo ideas for taking pictures in a range of different settings. This week we take a look at how to get creative with lowland terrain.

    Exposure bracketing: how to set up your camera to shoot high-contrast scenes

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 07/10/2012 15:00pm
    Exposure bracketing: how to set up your camera to shoot high-contrast scenes

    Getting exposure right is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face when shooting landscapes. Often, you’ll find that the ideal exposure times for the sky and foreground will differ by two to three stops. You can use a graduated ND filter to balance the exposure, but this means having to haul around filters and holders. Your camera’s exposure bracketing function offers a nice compromise that lets you capture all the detail in your high-contrast scenes.

    Macro flower photography: a simple setup for perfect pictures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 07/10/2012 07:00am
    Macro flower photography: a simple tutorial for perfect pictures

    Learn how to improve your macro flower photography with this simple tutorial on lighting and tips for keeping your camera steady.

    Battery Grip Anatomy: what’s inside and what does it do?

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/10/2012 02:00am
    Battery Grip Anatomy: what's inside and what does it do?

    In our latest photography cheat sheet, we take a closer look at battery grips and explain what they do and how they can double your power, letting you shoot for longer.

    How to fix converging verticals in-camera

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/10/2012 16:01pm
    How to fix converging verticals in-camera: step 1

    Using extreme angles and viewpoints can produce striking pictures of buildings. But if you tilt the camera it can look like the building is about to topple over backwards. This effect is called converging verticals. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to easily straighten your pictures of builds using your in-camera editing features.