Movement photography: camera panning techniques to convey a sense of speed

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 26/04/2013 14:02pm
    Movement photography: camera panning techniques to convey a sense of speed

    Camera panning techniques look and sound complicated. In reality, though, anyone with a manual mode and the patience to practice can learn how to pan a camera. In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use slower shutter speeds to add a greater sense of drama to your movement photography.

    Sabre Switch TriggerSmart review: is this the ultimate tool for high-speed photos?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 22/04/2013 12:03pm
    Sabre Switch TriggerSmart review: is this the ultimate tool for high-speed photos?

    The Sabre Switch TriggerSmart is a motion, light and sound detection system that allows photographers to capture incredible high-speed photos. But is it worth its price tag? Find out in our Sabre Switch TriggerSmart review.

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: ski photography tips for dramatic action

    | Photography Tips | 22/03/2013 00:01am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: ski photography tips for dramatic action shots

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our professional photographer takes our apprentice to the slopes in Switzerland for an Alpine adventure in ski photography.

    Continuous shooting mode: why more is better!

    | Photography Tips | 04/03/2013 11:30am
    Continuous shooting mode: why more is better!

    Find out how to use your digital camera’s continuous shooting mode to boost your chances of getting the perfect photo.

    Flash photography made easy: how to use rear curtain flash for cool motion effects

    | Photography Tips | 14/01/2013 02:00am
    Flash photography made easy: how to use rear curtain flash for cool motion effects

    In our latest instalment of our Shoot Like a Pro series on flash photography learn how to master the art of rear curtain flash photography and improve your action photography in an instant.

    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze and pan with confidence

    | Photography Tips | 03/12/2012 11:30am
    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool: freeze, pan and smooth with confidence

    Understanding shutter speed as a creative tool is essential if you want to produce images that are about movement – whether you’re freezing action, smoothing out running water or panning the camera to add motion blur.

    The shutter speed often seems to take second place to more obvious creative controls such as aperture and depth of field, so we’re going to show you how important understanding shutter speed is to your creative repertoire; we’ll show you how to take control of your shutter speeds and how to turn what would have been a good shot into a great shot.

    How to shoot (and edit) pictures of planes in flight

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 26/09/2012 02:00am
    How to shoot (and edit) pictures of planes in flight

    Aircraft photography is a genre in its own right, and while single aircraft – whether on the ground or in flight – can make great subjects, airshow displays featuring formations of colourful planes twisting and swooping through the sky present some of the best opportunities for capturing truly spectacular pictures of planes.

    Water drop photography: make a splash with high-speed flash

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/09/2012 11:00am
    How to shoot water drop photography with high speed flash: step 6

    Shooting water drop photography is a fun and simple way to get creative effects, particularly when you use food colouring to make a range of cool colours. By using high-speed flash you’re sure to freeze the action and get impressive results – and it’s so easy to do! In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to make your own home water drop photography setup, and demonstrate how to capture the drops in a split second.

    Usain Bolt grabs photographer’s camera, takes better photos than most of us

    | News | 10/08/2012 11:00am
    Usain Bolt grabs photographer's camera, takes better photos than most of us

    Sprinting legend Usain Bolt grabs a Nikon D4 from sports photographer Jimmy Wixtrom and snaps photos as he celebrates his victory in the men’s 200m.

    9 Creative Photo Ideas for August

    | Inspire | 01/08/2012 02:00am
    9 Creative Photo Ideas for August: seasonal, fun and short photography projects you can try to inspire your work and build new skills

    Every month we offer 9 seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire you and build your skills as a photographer. In August, unsurprisingly many of our photo ideas take inspiration from the ongoing Olympics in London. But we’ll also have you snapping your holidays, weddings, bugs in your back yard and more.

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