Mixing art and photography: how to make a simple abstract sequence

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Create an arty abstract masterpiece with a tub of black paint, as we show you how to mix photography techniques with traditional art. Abstract art and photography have a close relationship. Since cameras were invented, painters and photographers have combined both media to create stunning results. If you’re not much of a painter, don’t worry: you don’t… Continue reading

How to take photos with an underwater camera housing


Find out how to shoot in the water and keep your costly camera and lens safe with a simple, inexpensive underwater camera housing. Water and cameras don’t usually mix. However, there are a wealth of options available to help you take pictures underwater without wrecking your camera. At the top end, you can get hard… Continue reading

Zoom burst tutorial: how to create dramatic effects with your zoom lens


Want to create attention-grabbing shots with ease? Try using this simple zoom burst technique. Zoom bursts are achieved by twisting the zoom ring during a long exposure. The change in focal length creates streaks of colour and light that seem to burst from the centre of the frame. It’s an effect normally associated with sports… Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z5: introducing the next-generation smartphone camera (Sponsored)

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When you don’t have your camera gear with you, or you just want to travel light and take photos unobtrusively, a smartphone camera makes the perfect choice. But this can mean you have to compromise in terms of performance or image quality as a result. Or do you? The Sony Xperia Z5 promises to shake… Continue reading