Lighting gels: how to use an orange CTO gel to neutralise orange backgrounds

Lighting gels: how to use an orange CTO gel to neutralise orange backgrounds

Orange backgrounds can be a casualty of using flash at night. In this quick guide we’ll show you how lighting gels like an orange CTO gel can help neutralise the colour in your backgrounds.

A layman’s guide to memory cards

Our professional photographer's recommended gear: fast memory cards

There are a number of things you need to consider when purchasing a memory card, and in our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the common questions about speed, capacity and more.

XSories Weye Feye review: wirelessly control your DSLR from 80 metres away

XSories Weye Feye review: wirelessly control your DSLR from 80 metres away

The XSories Weye Feye wireless remote lets you control your DSLR from up to 80 metres away. But is it reliable? Find out how it performs in our XSories Weye Feye review.

Best ball head for heavy DSLRs: 6 top models tested and rated

Best ball head for tripods: 6 top models tested and rated

Time for a new ball head? We reveal some of the most tempting ball-and-socket designs for use with heavy DSLRs.

Nikon accessories: a complete guide to DSLR ports, sockets and connectors

Nikon accessories: a complete guide to your DSLR's ports, sockets and connectors

Nikon DSLRs come with a variety of connectors for a diverse range of Nikon accessories. In this complete guide to your camera’s sockets and connectors we’ll show you how and where to connect your Nikon accessories to your DSLR. And even if you’re loyal to another brand, we’re certain you’ll find this tutorial and cheat sheet useful!

2014 predictions: new camera technology we can expect in the new year

2014 predictions for photographers: new camera technology to expect in the new year

New camera technology is evolving quickly making it an exciting time for photographers. Our head of testing Angela Nicholson makes her bold 2014 predictions for photographers.

Lastolite Strobo Collapsible Snoot review

Lastolite Strobo Collapsible Snoot review

Focus your flashgun and transform harsh light with the space-saving Lastolite Strobo Collapsible Snoot. We recently put it to the test…

How to use a monopod correctly… and when you should actually use one

How to use a monopod correctly... and when you should actually use one

In this quick tutorial we demystify this specialist form of support for your camera and explain how to use a monopod correctly.

HP Portable Drive review: is this 1TB drive the perfect back-up for your photos?

HP Portable Drive review: is this 1TB drive the perfect back-up for your photos?

The 1TB HP Portable Drive is blazingly fast and priced under £100. Is this portable drive the perfect back-up for your photos and video? Find out in our review.

Transform your pictures for under £100: using ND, ND grad and polariser filters

Transform your pictures for under £100: using ND, ND grad and polariser filters

Often dismissed as either unnecessary or gimmicky, filters can be the most important and useful creative tools in your camera bag. But which types of filters are actually going to enhance your images, and how do you choose between the different filter systems? As we continue our Shoot Like A Pro series on the most… Continue reading