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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to improve your macro flower photography with this simple tutorial on lighting and tips for keeping your camera steady.
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.
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.
In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, find out how to build a simple shield that attaches to your tripod to banish flare.
There isn’t much that beats capturing the majesty of a spectacular landscape during the magic hours around dawn and dusk, but shooting landscapes within these strict time constraints is a luxury many of us can’t indulge in too often. However, if you look around, you’ll discover that there are visual possibilities and cool photos just about everywhere, even in the local supermarket’s car park.
Watch almost any natural history program these days and you’re likely to see a time-lapse photography sequence. Whether it’s showing a cloud rolling quickly over a mountain range or flowers coming into bloom, the technique has become widespread.