Sony World Photography Awards 2014: official shortlists revealed

    | News | 04/02/2014 15:54pm
    Zeybeks - Hasan Baglar, Cyprus

    The shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 has been announced by the World Photography Organisation, and below we have published a gallery of highlights from both the Professional and Open Competition shortlists.

    The Photography Show: our MAJOR new consumer event at Birmingham NEC!

    | Inspire | 26/06/2013 00:01am
    10 trade show photography tips for Focus on Imaging 2013

    Future Publishing, the specialist media group that publishes Digital Camera World, has unveiled The Photography Show, a major new consumer event that will take the place normally held by Focus on Imaging in 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham.

    Rooftopping: meet a photographer who scales skyscrapers for extreme portraits

    | News | 27/12/2013 00:01am
    Rooftopping: meet a photographer who scales skyscrapers for extreme wide angles

    Fancy climbing skyscrapers without safety gear and then taking photos? Neither do we. But for Russian photographer Ivan Kuznetsov, these unparalleled views of Moscow are his favourite subject to shoot. He explains his love for rooftopping photography and how he gets his extreme images.

    In-camera flash settings: exploring your built-in flash options

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 17/11/2012 13:00pm
    In-camera flash settings: change the flash mode

    Your digital camera’s built-in flash may do more than you think. Here is a quick look at some of the in-camera flash settings available to you and what they do.

    Dramatic landscape photography: the secret to adding impact with natural light

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 07/03/2014 00:01am
    Dramatic landscape photography: setting the right white balance

    Landscape photography is one of the most popular subjects for photographers. Even if you live in a big city, you don’t have to go too far to find nice countryside or coastal vistas, and scenic shoots are a great way to make the most of the capabilities of your DSLR. But serious landscape photography raises some questions.

    In this tutorial we’ll show you some of the best camera settings for dramatic landscape photography and how you can use the natural light more creatively.

    Photo of the day: 11 August

    | Inspire | 11/08/2012 07:00am
    Digital Camera World photo of the day |

    Click on the image to find out what we thought of our photo of the day

    How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Tutorials | 09/04/2014 00:01am
    Worst Lightroom mistakes: 6. Over saturating colours

    Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful image organisation and editing software package. Of course the downside to having such a powerful tool at your disposal is that it’s possible to make some pretty significant mistakes, especially when you’re first learning how to use it.

    To help out we’ve drawn up a list of the most common mistakes that photographers make when using Lightroom and have some advice about how to get things right from the outset.

    Calculating hyperfocal distance: get sharp photos from front to back

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 17/12/2012 16:16pm
    Calculate and set the hyperfocal distance for landscapes: step 1

    Do you want to take the sharpest landscape photos possible? Who doesn’t! Our tutorial below demystifies the hyperfocal distance technique and shows you how calculating hyperfocal distance can maximise depth of field in your landscapes to ensure images that are sharp all the way through the frame.

    Featured blog: My Cooking Hut

    | Photography Tips | 08/02/2012 09:41am

    Author of My Cooking Hut, Leemei, has combined her two passions – food, and photography – to create one of the most beautiful food blogs on the web. Focusing on Asian and French cooking, My Cooking Hut distinguishes itself through it’s beautiful photography; one of the reasons for its popularity. We caught up with Leemei to discuss her passion for photography.

    Winner announced for British Heart Foundation landscape photo competition

    | News | 09/04/2014 18:00pm

    See the winning images from the British Heart Foundation’s recent landscape photography competition.