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.

    Lightroom Lens Correction: how to fix common lens and perspective problems

    | Tutorials | 03/04/2014 00:01am
    Lightroom Lens Correction: how to fix common lens and perspective problems

    The Lightroom Lens Correction controls offer a powerful, yet easy-to-use, tool to fix troublesome imperfections. In this Adobe Lightroom tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to use it.

    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.

    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’.

    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.

    How to make Photoshop X-ray effects

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/08/2012 16:37pm
    How to make a Photoshop X-ray effect: give your photos a creative twist with this fun and simple tutorial

    X-ray photography can be much more than a security measure or a way for doctors and dentists to see inside us. Some photographers and radiographers have used the equipment and film to make X-rays to create striking and vibrant studies of flowers and other similar subjects. While the results can be spectacular, most of us don’t have an X-ray machine tucked away in the back of the cupboard, so in this tutorial we’re going to take a look at creating a Photoshop X-ray effect.

    6 common camera lens problems – and how to fix them

    | Photography for Beginners | 13/05/2011 11:35am

    Some of the most common digital camera lens problems can be solved with a bit of know-how. Here’s a list of the best lens fixes, from chromatic aberration to vignetting

    Becoming a professional photographer: 6 tips for taking the plunge

    | Photography Tips | 28/04/2014 00:01am
    Becoming a professional photographer: 6 tips tips for taking the plunge

    In our ongoing Shoot Like A Pro series we teamed up with our sister title, the Nikon magazine N-Photo, to explore the many different ways you can sell photos online, in print, and elsewhere in ways you might not have considered before. In our latest instalment we speak to a pro who shares his top tips for making the leap.

    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…

    5 things photographers do that really bother me

    | News | 02/08/2014 12:00pm
    5 things photographers do that really bother me

    In the second instalment of his new column, The Harris effect, Geoff Harris sounds off on five current trends in photography that he finds troubling.