How to spot meter: an easy guide to measuring precise exposures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/08/2014 00:01am
    A step-by-step guide to accurate spot metering: step 3

    Knowing when to switch to spot metering can give you a big advantage when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to spot meter in these situations to achieve the most precise exposures possible.

    This Week in Photography: news from 11-17 August

    | News | 17/08/2014 11:00am
    Nikon sales tumble

Welcome to our weekly photography news, with all the latest stories that matter to serious photographers from the week of 11-17 August.

    Abstract landscape photography: how to ‘paint’ by panning

    | Uncategorized | 17/08/2014 00:01am
    Abstract landscape photography: how to 'paint' by panning

    Camera panning is a quick and easy way to create modern, abstract landscape image. You simply move your DLSR from side to side during a long exposure. Here’s how…

    Behind the Image: Steve Davey on why familiarity breeds contempt

    | Inspire | 16/08/2014 12:00pm
    Behind the Image: Steve Davey

    Sometimes a spectacular image happens when you least expect it. In his guest blog post, PhotoLive speaker Steve Davey explains his secret to always striving to come up with a unique way of seeing your subject.

    10 ways to get the sharpest landscapes of your life

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 16/08/2014 00:01am
    Learn how to use natural light in your landscape photography

    Try these landscape photography tips and techniques for getting razor-sharp images straight from your camera.

    Digitise your archive with SilverFast Archive Suite 8 software! (Sponsored)

    | Inspire | 15/08/2014 10:30am
    Digitise your archive with LaserSoft's SilverFast Archive Suite 8 software! (Sponsored)

    If your passion for photography pre-dates the digital era, you’re likely sitting on an archive of hundreds, if not thousands, of slides and photographic prints.

    Creating a digital archive of these analog image originals is the best way to preserve your life’s work and cherished memories from damage or loss, and the latest version of LaserSoft Imaging’s archiving software is just the tool you need to protect your collection.

    Debunking the myth that focal length affects perspective + how to actually do it

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 15/08/2014 00:01am
    Understanding perspective in photography: how different viewpoints can dramatically alter images

    In this tutorial we show you how to take charge of perspective by using different viewpoints and camera angles to radically alter the look and feel of your images.

    Best backup software: 11 free downloads that can protect your images

    | Accessories, Reviews | 14/08/2014 00:01am
    Best backup software: 01 AOMEI Backupper

    As photographers, we’re pretty precious about our files. Whether a software bug or hardware failure strikes, losing all of our images can be devastating. That’s why it’s crucial to back up your data on a regular basis.

    Blur moving clouds with an ND filter: how to calculate exposures in 4 easy steps

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 13/08/2014 00:01am
    How to blur moving clouds: 01 Choose a filter

    Using long exposures to blur moving water is a classic technique, but a similar technique can also be used to great effect to blur scudding clouds. In this tutorial we show you how to calculate exposures with your ND filter to blur moving clouds, giving more impact to your landscape photography.

    Memory cards: how to choose and use the right storage device for your camera

    | Photography Tips | 12/08/2014 00:01am
    Memory cards for cameras: how to choose and use the right storage device

    In this jargon-free guide we’ll explain everything you need to know about choosing and using all the different types of memory cards for cameras.