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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    December Hotshots

    | Inspire | 08/12/2011 16:13pm
    Ghost Rider Chase by Aleksander Šmid

    Get inspired by the very best Digital Camera reader photography from around the world with the latest Hotshots photo gallery

    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…

    Black and white landscape photography: why rich color is the key to bold mono

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 23/07/2014 00:01am
    Black and white landscape photography: why bold colour is the key to dramatic mono

    Good black and white landscape photography requires more than just converting your dull, overcast scenes to monochrome. In this black and white landscape photography tutorial we explain why strong colours are the secret to dramatic monochrome images and offer our best shooting tips to guarantee images with impact.

    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