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

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.

9 Creative Photo Ideas for August

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.

Sports photography: tips for setting up your camera to shoot anything

Best camera settings for sports photography

When shooting sports photography and fast-moving action, you don’t have time to change many settings or worry about which mode you’re in. There are several basic settings, such as the autofocus, exposure and drive modes, that can be set up before you start shooting, but there are also other settings that can transform your hit rate.

10 burning questions even pro sports photographers still ask themselves

10 questions even pro sports photographers still ask themselves

With the Olympics set to kick off later this week, sports photography enthusiasts of all backgrounds and abilities will be descending on London. And that’s not to mention the legions of professional sports photographers who will be populating every venue with their mammoth lenses to capture all the action in staggering detail.

Though they make it look slick and easy, these professional sports photographers still have to work hard and think constantly about what they’re doing in order to achieve great shots. To help you along with your own sports photography, we’ve compiled the 10 questions even pro sports photographers still ask themselves.

The best lenses for sports photography (and ideal focal lengths to use)

The two most common questions about using sports photography lenses

With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, photographers of all abilities will be thinking about sports photography. We thought we would count down to Friday’s opening ceremony with a different tutorial each on how to take better sports photography. Today we’ll start with a look at some of the best lenses for sports photography – and which focal lengths are best for capturing some of the most common subjects. We’ll also answer what we believe are the two most common questions about using sports photography lenses.

Panning: how the pros capture motion (and the best shutter speeds to use)

Panning: how the pros capture motion blur (and the best shutter speeds to use)

Panning is a great way to capture a sense of movement in your action photography, by blurring the background, but keeping the subject sharp. Panning is often thought to be quite difficult, but in reality, with sound technique and some practice you can capture motion blur quite easily. Below we’ll show you how it is done and reveal the best shutter speeds to use for different common subjects.