Forget shooting raw? How to use JPEGs to save time and space

    | Photography Tips | 01/07/2012 13:00pm
    Home photo studio photography: shoot raw files

    Forget shooting raw. Yes, you heard us. Just for a minute, at least. Find out how you can save space and time by shooting JPEGs.

    Epson Expression Photo XP-950 review: the A3 printer in an A4 printer’s body

    | Accessories, Reviews | 09/11/2013 13:00pm
    Epson Expression Photo XP-950 review: the A3 printer in an A4 printer's body

    The Epson Expression Photo XP-950 is proof that A3 printers don’t have to dominate your desk. Find out how it fares in our Epson Expression XP-950 review.

    3 ways to smooth over water in photos without using Photoshop

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 03/08/2014 00:01am
    3 simple ways to give water a smoothed in your photos

    Frustrated by unattractive water in your landscape photography? Try these simple in-camera tricks for smoothing out ripples in water.

    Tripod Tips: using a tripod to shoot from unusual camera angles

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 29/03/2013 12:00pm
    Tripod Tips: using a tripod to shoot from unusual camera angles

    Want to take more creative photography? Shooting from unusual camera angles is a tried and tested way of adding drama to your shots.

    But doing so requires knowing how to use a tripod like an expert. Follow these tripod tips to find out how to set up your camera to shoot from every angle possible.

    Best backup software: 11 free downloads that can protect your images

    | Accessories, Reviews | 14/08/2014 00:01am
    Best backup software: 01 AOMEI Backupper

    As photographers, we’re pretty precious about our files. Whether a software bug or hardware failure strikes, losing all of our images can be devastating. That’s why it’s crucial to back up your data on a regular basis.

    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.

    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/12/2013 00:01am
    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    Personalised calendars make a nice change from the typical commercial fare, and they make great gifts too – so why not create your own calendar, using portraits of family or friends, for 2014? In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use a simple lighting setup and backdrop to create your own home studio.

    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.

    Camera position: how to use perspective to improve your images

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 11/05/2014 00:01am

    Different camera positions can completely change your shots. Our tutorial shows you how to get down low to get the best out of your subject.

    Stay balanced: master using flash with manual shooting mode

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/08/2012 15:00pm
    Master using flash with manual shooting mode to balance with ambient light

    Using manual shooting mode and manual flash power gives you greater control over a scene. Find out how to balance the two in this quick and easy guide.