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.

    Still Life Photography: how to light your crafting photos

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/03/2012 12:47pm
    Still life photography: how to light your crafting photos

    Can you use some help with your still life photography? Like many of us, your hobbies probably extend beyond photography. Craftworks, in particular, is one of the many favourite pastimes of those of us here at Digital Camera World, but taking pictures of your creations sometimes can be tricky. From lighting to composition, there are all sorts of factors to consider when taking still life photography. Our tutorial below will show you how to master all these elements without having to splash out on additional kit or expensive lights, so you can start taking better still life photography today.

    While it’s common to think that you need a full studio set-up to take control of the lighting of still life photography subjects at home, it’s amazing what you can achieve with just a few simple accessories and techniques. The trick is to take control of the lighting that you have available, so that you can achieve more predictable results. Your equipment needn’t be expensive, and with a little ingenuity it’s possible to get pro results without spending anything at all.

    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 03/04/2013 01:00am
    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home

    If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the most classic portrait lighting effects.

    Apertures: when to go small and when to go wide

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/05/2012 11:36am
    Photography Cheat Sheet: apertures explained

    One of the most common questions we hear from readers and new photographers is when to use wide apertures and when to use small apertures.

    Inside, the latest infographic in our photography cheat sheet series takes a closer look at why you would use small apertures and why you would use wide apertures. We show an example of each, and also illustrate how your apertures look at each f-stop to give you a better idea of how much light you are letting into your camera.

    Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

    | Photography Tips | 26/03/2012 17:05pm
    Panasonic Lumix G: tips for using your digital camera

    So you think you know how to use your digital camera? Like many of us, you may have a DSLR or compact system camera but tend to use only a handful of your its features.

    In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ digital cameras, we want to help you better harness the creative potential of your Panasonic Lumix G camera.

    Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite digital camera. The 5 tips below come from experts at Panasonic who have developed and use Panasonic Lumix G cameras and know this range inside and out, but the rest we’d like to come from you.

    Photo ideas: long exposure landscape photography

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/08/2011 16:28pm
    Photo Ideas: long exposure landscapes

    Tired of textbook landscape photos? Want photo ideas that offer you something a little more impressionistic? Then go slow and get moving. By using slow shutter speeds and moving the camera smoothly during the exposure, you can create striking abstract landscapes. Shoot handheld for unpredictable results or – as we explain here – use a tripod and move the camera in one direction for more defined scenic ‘streaks’.

    How to photograph flocks of birds: 5 ideas for creative images

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 12/05/2014 00:01am
    How to photograph flocks of birds: 5 ideas for creative images

    You don’t need a ridiculously long lens to get beautiful pictures of birds. Wildlife photography expert Mark Hamblin explains how to photograph flocks of birds in five ridiculously creative ways.

    Digital camera effects from A-Z

    | Photography Tips | 20/02/2012 11:19am
    Digital camera effects from A-Z

    26 digital camera tricks and techniques to help you get more creative with your DSLR. From abstracts to zoom bursts, there’s sure to be an in-camera effect you’ll want to try.

    Photoshop is great for enhancing and adding effects to your images, but nothing beats capturing it all in-camera in the first place. With that in mind, here’s our A-Z of 26 fantastic effects and tricks you can try with your digital camera.

    The landscape’s greatest challenges: a free photography cheat sheet

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 24/05/2012 02:00am
    Free photography cheat sheet: master every aspect of landscape photography

    Now that the cold and rain have finally gone, we can stop looking for things to photograph around the house and pick up where we left off with our landscape photography.

    For the latest infographic in our ongoing photography cheat sheet series, we decided to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of shooting landscape photography. We’ve chosen four key challenges – composition, exposing for the land, exposing for the sky and capturing moving water.

    Download 5 free issues of our magazines!

    | Inspire | 07/04/2014 14:30pm
    Issue 149 of Digital Camera magazine now on sale!

    For a very limited time we’re giving readers the opportunity to download five of our digital photo magazines for free!