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    Get more from Nikon raw files using Capture NX2

    | Tutorials | 25/06/2012 15:21pm
    Get more from Nikon raw files using Capture NX2 software

    If you are a Nikon loyalist and shoot in RAW, you can make tweaks to your Nikon raw files and experiment with different looks using Nikon’s Capture NX2 software. Capture NX 2 is also designed to read all the extra information in a NEF file, so you can make edits and try out various White Balance settings. It’s as though you’re still on location with your DSLR in hand!

    In addition to these handy features, when you open a RAW file in Capture NX 2, you gain access to an extra Camera Settings panel that enables you to get more from your shots. Let’s see how it works…

    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/01/2014 11:55am
    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    A home studio setup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In this cheat sheet we’ll show you six essential items every photographer should have in their home studio setup.

    Wildlife photography in any environment: free photography cheat sheet

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 19/10/2012 02:00am
    Zoo photography: a fool-proof method for capturing animals through glass

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve put together handy flowcharts to take you through shooting four of the most common environments in which you’ll shoot wildlife photography: wildlife parks, wild mammals up close in their habitat, wild birds in sunlight and shade, and garden wildlife.

    Spot metering: how to find the right area within a scene

    | Photography Tips | 09/07/2012 11:05am
    Spot Metering: how to find the right area within a scene

    Spot metering mode is great for precise exposure readings, and can be a godsend when you’re shooting in tricky light. But the skill lies in deciding which part of the scene to take the reading from in the first place. Practice makes perfect, so try this exercise and see how you do…

    5 essential photography filters (and why you can’t live without them!)

    | Photography Tips | 24/07/2014 00:01am
    5 essential photography filters (and why you can't live without them!)

    Even though you can achieve many effects in Photoshop, here are five photography filters that no photographer should be without…

    Add impact to autumn portraits, part 2 of 2

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 23/10/2009 16:45pm

    An excellent time to shoot romantic portraits is in the autumn – follow part 2 of our tutorial to find out how to tweak those autumn portraits to perfection on Photoshop. To complement the sun’s golden glow, falling leaves in oranges and reds also add extra detail and a dreamy feel to autumn portraits. In [...]

    December Hotshots

    | Inspire | 08/12/2011 16:13pm
    Ghost Rider Chase by Aleksander Šmid

    Get inspired by the very best Digital Camera reader photography from around the world with the latest Hotshots photo gallery

    Live View Explained: what you need to know about your alternative viewfinder

    | Photography Tips | 09/10/2013 11:42am
    Live View Explained: what you need to know about your alternative viewfinder

    Your camera’s Live View feature is an invaluable alternative to the viewfinder, especially when focusing manually or using strange camera angles. In this tutorial we explain what goes on within your camera to make Live View work, the benefits of using it – and when to use it maximise its advantages.

    11 clever baby poses from birth to age 2

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 18/05/2012 02:00am
    11 clever baby poses from birth to age 2

    Photographing babies can be a very rewarding experience. Yes, they can be unpredictable but capturing their innocence, personality and testing your patience is all part of the fun. However, knowing the right baby poses can be difficult.

    Cheltenham wedding and portrait photographer Kelly Weech discusses some of the best baby poses to use during the first two years of a child’s life. This time is marked by constant developments, and she suggests which baby poses will best capture a child’s personality at different ages.

    How to create Lightroom presets and save time on the computer

    | Tutorials | 27/08/2014 00:01am
    How to create Lightroom presets and save time on the computer

    Everyone wants to save time on their photo editing, and in this tutorial we’ll show you how to use Lightroom presets to help speed up your time on the computer.