Vignetting: quick fixes and how to avoid it entirely

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 24/10/2012 11:30am
    How to correct vignetting: step 2

    If the corners or edges of your images sometimes appear much darker than the rest of the frame, vignetting is probably the culprit. Vignetting is aberration that occurs when less light reaches the corners of the camera’s sensor, and in the resulting image these areas are more under-exposed (or darker) than the centre. In this post we show you some simple ways to banish it forever.

    25 free triptych photo frames for Photoshop

    | Uncategorized | 31/03/2010 09:36am
    Free triptych photo frames

    Download these 25 free triptych photo frames and give a creative finish to your photos in Photoshop and Elements.

    Three is the magic number, especially when it comes to photography. Using just three elements in a picture can help you create a balanced frame. Triptychs take this idea further, giving you the space to tell a story across three panels or simply showcase one photo in a very different way.

    Here we’ve created 25 free triptych photo frames, featuring a range of edge treatments and designs. Download them and try them out in Photoshop of Elements – they’re JPEGs so they will work in other imaging software too.

    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/07/2012 11:04am
    9 secrets to using a tripod like a pro

    To guarantee sharp shots of static subjects, using a tripod is essential, because it enables you to set any shutter speed you like and still get a shake-free shot. You’re then free to select the aperture you want to ensure maximum sharpness. To help you along we’ve compiled 9 practical tips you should know when using a tripod to ensure that you get the images you want.

    Water photography: make stunning pictures of water in any environment

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 26/11/2012 02:00am
    Water photography: make stunning pictures of water in any environment

    From dramatic coasts to serene lakes, our new Shoot Like A Pro series on improving your water photography will help you learn how to take stunning pictures of water from any photo location you might find yourself in. In our first installment we look at freezing water movement and suggest ways to capture the power and detail in crashing waves, waterfalls and other fast-flowing water.

    Jessops announces process for receiving outstanding print orders

    | News | 24/01/2013 11:03am
    Nikon working with Jessops administrator to settle outstanding repairs

    Jessops Photo website – which remains operational – has announced all outstanding print orders will be honoured and explains how to retrieve prints.

    Banish blurry photos: how to keep your foreground interest pin sharp

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/12/2012 11:30am
    Banish blurry photos: how to keep foreground interest pin sharp

    Don’t rely on centre-point autofocus for your landscape photography. Our tutorial below shows you how to avoid spoiling your excellent photo composition with blurry photos by keeping your foreground interest sharp.

    Photoshop Effects: using Layers to rescue exposure

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 06/03/2013 16:36pm
    Photoshop Effects: using Layers to rescue exposure

    Find out how to rescue bad exposures with subtle Photoshop effects by using Layers to process colours and tones in your photos.

    3 ways to affect depth of field: free cheat sheet

    | Photography Tips | 31/05/2012 15:00pm
    How to affect depth of field: free photography cheat sheet

    Depth of field, or ability to control which parts of your pictures are sharp, is one of the main advantages of owning an SLR camera. Look at a scene with your own eyes, and everything from your feet to the horizon is usually in focus. But your pictures do not need to look like this.

    Our latest photography cheat sheet examines three common ways you can affect depth of field. Our infographic looks at how aperture, focus distance and focal length will affect what appears sharp in your images.

    In pictures: 31 examples of the most electrifying lightning photography

    | Inspire | 03/05/2012 12:24pm
    Lennie Mahler, Sprite

    Lightning is one of the most difficult subjects to photograph. It is brief and unpredictable and often rain, wind and severe weather conditions go along with it, making it not only difficult to photograph but also dangerous. In order to get a decent shot an element of luck is involved! It is best to set your camera to Burst Mode for continuous high-speed shooting, which will increase your chances of capturing that elusive lightning bolt.

    Photoshop Effects: add autumn colour to your landscapes

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 27/09/2012 16:00pm
    Photoshop Effects: add autumn colour to your landscapes

    Fancy changing the seasons? Try one of our favourite Photoshop effects and learn how to add autumn colour to your summer landscapes.