9 filter mistakes every photographer makes (and how to avoid them)

10 tips for using your 10-stop ND filter: everything you need to know to ensure sharp photos

In this tutorial our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the biggest mistakes photographers make when using filters, and explains how to avoid them.

Seascape photography: how to shoot smooth stormy seas

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Learn how to take dreamy seascape photography with our simple tutorial

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

Variable ND filters: how to capture cool motion-blur effects

Sports photography tips: how to capture motion blur

Recently we explained how to use an ND grad filter to rectify murky foregrounds or over-exposed skies. This week we thought we’d show how to use a variable ND filter, which you can use to capture amazing motion-blur effects.

Best circular polarizer filter: 5 top models tested and rated

Best circular polarizer filter: 5 top models tested and rated

A circular polarizer filter can help you boost the color and contrast in your images. In our latest group test we seek to find the best circular polarizer for your needs, testing out five of the top filters available.

Using ND grad filters: how to fix murky foregrounds and over-exposed skies

How to use an ND grad filter to preserve detail in your landscapes: step 4

ND grad filters are some of the most indispensable photo accessories for landscape photography. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to use a graduated neutral density filter to stave off over-exposed skies and dark foregrounds.

Polarizing filter effects: the easy way to boost color

Polarizing filter effects: the easy way to boost color

Fitting a polarizing filter will cut out glare and make the color in your images pop. Our quick guide explains how to use a polarizing filter in three simple steps.

Seascape Photography Tips: using your 10-stop ND filter for ultra long exposures

Seascape Photography Tips: using your 10-stop ND filter for ultra long exposures

As the sun re-emerges we all start thinking about hitting the beach. For photographers, however, this takes on a completely different meaning. In this tutorial we offer our best seascape photography tips for using your 10-stop ND filter to shoot long exposures that tame the waves and convey a sense of movement in the clouds.

Camera Filters: the only cheat sheet you’ll need for beautiful, balanced exposures

Camera Filters: the only cheat sheet you'll ever need to get beautifully balanced exposures

Camera filters can be a bit of an enigma for many photographers, both new and experienced. In our new cheat sheet we’ve produced a handy cheat sheet that takes you four of the most common problem areas for photographers when it comes to using camera filters.

Our flow chart shows you how to choose the best ND grad filter; how to get perfect exposures with a solid ND filter; the secret to using a circular polariser and troubleshooting the common problems with camera filters.

What is a polarizer filter? How to reduce reflections in pictures of water

What is a polarizer filter: how they work

What is a polarizer filter? Find out how you can use this filter to reduce reflections in pictures of water and achieve stronger colours.