6 white balance mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

6 white balance mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

A camera’s white balance is designed to help you produce images that have colours that match those you saw at the time of the shoot. Get it wrong and your images will look flat and lifeless, or even worse have a horrible colourcast, get it right and you’re a happy bunny.

Let’s take a look at some of the mistakes that photographers make regularly with white balance.

Free wedding poses cheat sheet: 9 classic pictures of the bride and groom

Free wedding poses cheat sheet: 9 classic pictures of the bride and groom

Shooting wedding portraits of the bride and groom is one of the most challenging tasks of any wedding photographer, whether you’re a seasoned hand or its your first time. In this free photography cheat sheet we illustrate 9 classic wedding poses and explain how to capture them.

3 ways to photograph a spiral staircase more creatively

How to photograph a spiral staircase: the spinorama

Spiral staircases have long been a staple of architectural photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you three quick and easy techniques to photograph them more creatively.

Photos from Digital Camera’s Extreme Exposure road trip

Photo by Ben Brain. Nikon D810 with 24mm f/1.4 lens; 30 sec at f/13, ISO 64, +0.33 EV

In Digital Camera 166, on sale from 19th June 2015, Ben Brain and James Paterson go on a photo adventure to the epic landscapes of Iceland. In their stories in the issue, you’ll learn about long-exposure techniques and the affordable gear you need; and about how to plan your very own photo trip, with tips… Continue reading

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Creative portrait ideas: how to launch powder paint for colourful portraits

Creative portraiture: how to launch powder paint for colourful portraits

In this creative portrait photography tutorial we’ll show you how to launch powder paint at your subjects to create bold, colourful portraits with plenty of punch.

Pentax K-S2 review

Pentax K-S2 review

Pentax K-S2 review: Pentax’s new DSLR offers some impressive specs, but is it enough to catch Canon and Nikon?

What is aspect ratio in photography? A beginner’s guide

Aspect ratio explained: 16:9

What is aspect ration in photographic terms? If image format is something that you tend to decide when processing files then perhaps it’s time you started using your camera’s aspect ratio settings. Angela Nicholson explains.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm 1:1.8 Fisheye PRO lens review

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm 1:1.8 Fisheye PRO lens review

It’s all about the width, with Olympus’s ‘world-first’ Micro Four Thirds fisheye lens. Get the verdict in our Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm 1:1.8 Fisheye PRO lens review.

Samsung NX500 review

Samsung NX500 review

In her Samsung NX500 review video, Angela Nicholson runs through the key specs, features and gives her verdict on the image quality.

When to use white balance presets: 3 situations where AWB will fail you

When to use white balance presets: 3 situations where AWB will fail you

Master the white balance settings on your camera with this quick guide to knowing when to use one of its white balance presets…