The 3 most common flash photography problems (and how to avoid them)

    | Photography Tips | 10/01/2014 00:01am
    The 3 most common flash photography problems (and how to avoid them)

    Photographers run into all sorts of problems when they take out their flashgun. In this quick tutorial we highlight the three most common flash photography problems and what you can do to avoid them.

    Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

    | Photography Tips | 26/02/2014 11:21am
    Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

    Is your still life photography suffering from poor exposure or dodgy colour casts? Our tip card offers some of the best camera settings for indoor still life photography. Use these as a starting point and then let your creativity take over!

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: animal photography tips for any species

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 08/03/2013 01:00am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: animal photography tips for any species

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our professional photographer shows our apprentice some simple animal photography tips that are relevant for any type of species you want to shoot, whether in the wild or in your local safari park.

    Featured blog: My Cooking Hut

    | Photography Tips | 08/02/2012 09:41am
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    Author of My Cooking Hut, Leemei, has combined her two passions – food, and photography – to create one of the most beautiful food blogs on the web. Focusing on Asian and French cooking, My Cooking Hut distinguishes itself through it’s beautiful photography; one of the reasons for its popularity. We caught up with Leemei to discuss her passion for photography.

    Muted Colors: the perfect desaturation technique for Adobe Camera Raw

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/02/2013 02:00am
    Muted Colors: the perfect desaturation technique for Adobe Camera Raw

    Find out how to make ‘on trend’ portraits with muted colors. In our latest photo editing tutorial we show you how to use Adobe Camera Raw to get creative with desaturation to make portraits with a touch of class.

    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze and pan with confidence

    | Photography Tips | 03/12/2012 11:30am
    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze, pan and smooth with confidence

    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool is essential if you want to produce images that are about movement – whether you’re freezing action, smoothing out running water or panning the camera to add motion blur.

    The shutter speed often seems to take second place to more obvious creative controls such as aperture and depth of field, so we’re going to show you how important understanding shutter speed is to your creative repertoire; we’ll show you how to take control of your shutter speeds and how to turn what would have been a good shot into a great shot.

    Panoramic photography: tips for making high-res images from multiple pictures

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 16/09/2013 11:12am
    Panoramic photography: tips for making high-resolution panoramas from multiple images

    There’s nothing new about panoramic photography: it’s just that it’s now easier than ever before. In this tutorial we’ll run through the basics of panoramic photography, offer some tips on how to shoot your scene and then show you an easy way to stitch them together.

    Photo to cartoon effect: how to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 22/01/2014 12:21pm
    Photo to cartoon effect: how to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings or paintings

    The photo-to-cartoon effect is one of our favourite Photoshop effects, and it’s surprisingly easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to turn photos to cartoons using an assortment of filters and simple brushwork.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in February

    | News | 01/02/2014 00:01am
    Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

    Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in February.

    Panasonic Lumix FT1 Review

    | Reviews | 22/07/2009 12:45pm

    At first sight, Panasonic’s FT1 looks the nearest rival to Olympus’ mighty Mju 8000. It’s a similar size, weight and shape and is also waterproof, shockproof and operable down to -10 degrees.

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