31 impressive photographs of star trails

    | Inspire | 07/06/2012 14:04pm
    Forsaken Lincoln Harrison

    Photographing star trails involves one of the trickiest photography techniques to master. If you want to give it a go, we have just the tutorial you need to get you started with your star trail photography! In the meantime, take a look at these incredible captures of star trails.

    Control depth of field to isolate subjects

    | Photography Tips | 25/03/2013 11:00am
    Control depth of field to isolate subjects

    Using depth of field creatively can make your focal point really stand out. In this quick tutorial we show you how to control depth of field to isolate subjects.

    Your tilt-shift lens: more than just a miniature effect maker

    | Photography Tips | 21/09/2012 02:00am
    How your tilt-shift lens can solve the most annoying photography mistakes: free photography cheat sheet

    Everyone has probably heard of tilt-shift lenses. A tilt-shift lens is named as such because it has a ‘tilt’ mechanism that changes the angle of the lens relative to the body, tilting it to the left or right, or up or down. It also has a ‘shift’ mechanism that shifts the lens up or down or from side to side.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet below we’ve illustrated how a tilt-shift lens can be used to correct some of the common photography problems that plague many photographers.

    Essential accessories

    | Photography for Beginners | 06/12/2011 16:19pm
    Chris Rutter using a tripod

    Upgrading from a compact to an SLR camera opens up a world of photographic possibilities, here’s our guide to the accessories – from bags to flashguns and filters – that can help you take your photography to the next level

    Emotional Images: how to add feeling with muted tones and harmonious color

    | Photography Tips | 28/03/2013 03:00am
    Using harmonious color schemes

    Find out how to convey mood and make emotional images by using muted tones and harmonious color schemes. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to shoot on-trend emotional images without any fancy software.

    Lens Review: Nikon 55-200mm F/4-5.6G AF-S VR DX IF-ED

    | Reviews | 22/01/2010 14:31pm

    Also, like the Canon, this Nikon lens lacks a focus distance scale. On this lens the manual focus ring looks almost like an afterthought tacked on to the front end of the lens.

    Lens distortion correction: improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/07/2013 11:00am
    Lens distortion correction: how to improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

    Not all of us can afford expensive lenses, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with poor quality images. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to make simple in-camera adjustments to fine-tune your lens’ performance and help eliminate imperfections like colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.

    Nik Collection review: is Google’s photo editing plug-in bundle the best of its kind?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 09/09/2013 12:36pm
    Nik Collection review: we put Google's new photo editing plug-in bundle to the test

    Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2, Silver Efex Pro 2, Sharpener Pro 3, Color Efex Pro 4, Viveza 2 and Define 2 plug-ins are being sold together for the first time as the Nik Collection. But is the sum greater than its parts? Find out in our Nik Collection review.

    Black and white minimalist photography guide

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 02/08/2011 11:10am

    Follow these photography tips to create fine art minimalist landscapes and seascapes. Just add a Neutral Density filter and your favourite black and white sofware…

    8 common mistakes photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

    | Photography Tips, Travel | 08/08/2013 00:01am
    8 common mistakes all photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

    Many photographers have to fit their hobby around a full-time job, so their annual vacation is the perfect opportunity to spend some time taking photographs.

    In the seventh part of her ongoing series about how to avoid making classic photographic mistakes our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the problems photographers encounter on holiday and offers some expert advice about how to avoid them.