Analogue in a digital world: Interview with the Holga Inspire team

    | Photo Ideas | 09/04/2012 08:30am

    Holga produce low-spec analogue cameras that go against the grain of the digital age. Founded in 1981, they are still going strong in spite of the ever technologically evolving camera industry. We talk to Holga about their place in the world of photography today.

    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/12/2013 00:01am
    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    Personalised calendars make a nice change from the typical commercial fare, and they make great gifts too – so why not create your own calendar, using portraits of family or friends, for 2014? In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use a simple lighting setup and backdrop to create your own home studio.

    Water photography: make stunning pictures of water in any environment

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 26/11/2012 02:00am
    Water photography: make stunning pictures of water in any environment

    From dramatic coasts to serene lakes, our new Shoot Like A Pro series on improving your water photography will help you learn how to take stunning pictures of water from any photo location you might find yourself in. In our first installment we look at freezing water movement and suggest ways to capture the power and detail in crashing waves, waterfalls and other fast-flowing water.

    Vignetting: quick fixes and how to avoid it entirely

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 24/10/2012 11:30am
    How to correct vignetting: step 2

    If the corners or edges of your images sometimes appear much darker than the rest of the frame, vignetting is probably the culprit. Vignetting is aberration that occurs when less light reaches the corners of the camera’s sensor, and in the resulting image these areas are more under-exposed (or darker) than the centre. In this post we show you some simple ways to banish it forever.

    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/07/2012 11:04am
    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

    To guarantee sharp shots of static subjects, using a tripod is essential, because it enables you to set any shutter speed you like and still get a shake-free shot. You’re then free to select the aperture you want to ensure maximum sharpness. To help you along we’ve compiled 9 practical tips you should know when using a tripod to ensure that you get the images you want.

    Epson Expression Photo XP-950 review: the A3 printer in an A4 printer’s body

    | Accessories, Reviews | 09/11/2013 13:00pm
    Epson Expression Photo XP-950 review: the A3 printer in an A4 printer's body

    The Epson Expression Photo XP-950 is proof that A3 printers don’t have to dominate your desk. Find out how it fares in our Epson Expression XP-950 review.

    Camera position: how to use perspective to improve your images

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 11/05/2014 00:01am

    Different camera positions can completely change your shots. Our tutorial shows you how to get down low to get the best out of your subject.

    25 free triptych photo frames for Photoshop

    | Uncategorized | 31/03/2010 09:36am
    Free triptych photo frames

    Download these 25 free triptych photo frames and give a creative finish to your photos in Photoshop and Elements.

    Three is the magic number, especially when it comes to photography. Using just three elements in a picture can help you create a balanced frame. Triptychs take this idea further, giving you the space to tell a story across three panels or simply showcase one photo in a very different way.

    Here we’ve created 25 free triptych photo frames, featuring a range of edge treatments and designs. Download them and try them out in Photoshop of Elements – they’re JPEGs so they will work in other imaging software too.

    Jessops announces process for receiving outstanding print orders

    | News | 24/01/2013 11:03am
    Nikon working with Jessops administrator to settle outstanding repairs

    Jessops Photo website – which remains operational – has announced all outstanding print orders will be honoured and explains how to retrieve prints.

    Banish blurry photos: how to keep your foreground interest pin sharp

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/12/2012 11:30am
    Banish blurry photos: how to keep foreground interest pin sharp

    Don’t rely on centre-point autofocus for your landscape photography. Our tutorial below shows you how to avoid spoiling your excellent photo composition with blurry photos by keeping your foreground interest sharp.