Portrait photography is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Getting your portrait right in-camera is only half the battle. Knowing how to edit your portraits can be quite difficult when it comes to cropping a photo. Cropping in an awkward position on your subject can end up ruining a perfectly good shot.
In the latest of our photography cheat sheet series of free infographics, we’ve put together this easy guide for understanding some of the best places to crop a subject in a portrait, and some of the places where you should not. ‘Yes’ areas are marked in green, while ‘bad’ locations are marked in red.
Henri Cartier-Bresson famously coined the term ‘decisive moment’, but capturing them isn’t just restricted to street photographers like the Magnum legend. In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can make the most of decisive moments as they appear in nature to create images with more impact for the viewer.
Are you looking for interesting, new photo ideas to try out? Here’s one you can try in your local town centre.
Fine-art photographer Adam Magyar wanted to capture aerial shots of a city square from a great height, but the perfect location didn’t seem to exist. Without a city to help him, he decided to make a composite photo.
Are you frustrated by the quality of your bird photos, or are you looking to try bird photography for the first time? Look no further than this latest infographic in our photography cheat sheet series.
With spring in full swing, now is the perfect time to get out into your garden or local park and start taking pictures of birds. But for your bird photos to be successful you need to first decide what sort of shot you’re after.
In the photography cheat sheet below we’ve picked four of the most common situations in which you might take pictures of birds. Within each scenario we’ve crafted a handy little flow chart to get you from start to finish of your shoot, whether you’re camped out in a hide, visiting your local zoo or shooting from your living room window. Inside are charts illustrating how to get great shots of captive birds, static birds, flying birds and flocks of birds.
On paper, Serif’s photo editing software PhotoPlus matches Photoshop – but how easy is it to use? Find out in our Serif PhotoPlus X6 review.
Are you determined to make more of your DSLR, but remain baffled by some of the options? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And we’re here to help.
One of the most common queries we hear from photographers is, ‘What AF mode should I use?’ While there’s always nuance to a question like this depending on what you want your picture to look like, there are some general rules to follow when starting out.
In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to get creative with some common household items and build your own light painting kit for hours of long exposure fun.
Poor shadow detail can be a real problem when shooting in high-contrast scenes – especially if your subject is backlit and you’re exposing for the highlights. It’s possible to ‘bracket’ your exposures and combine multiple images taken with different settings in Photoshop to get the exposure spot on, but if your subject might move, even slightly, that’s not an option.
Fortunately, there’s more than one solution to the problem of poor shadow detail. Here are some of the best ways to add a little light into your images’ dark, shadow areas, and reveal hidden detail that will instantly illuminate even the trickiest of shots.
Canon has extended its range of accessories for use with both its professional and mid-range EOS cameras. The new releases follow the Canon announcement of the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame DSLR.
Sitting at the top of Canon’s range, the Speedlite 600EX-RT is Canon’s first flash unit to feature inbuilt wireless radio connectivity and replaces the advanced Speedlite 580EX II. Partnering with the new Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, this new model offers enhanced opportunities for photographers wishing to explore creative lighting techniques.
Pentax DSLRs receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings, according to a new survey of camera owners.
The survey, conducted by global market research firm JD Power and Associates, collected responses from DSLR owners who used an e-commerce site to make their purchase.