Creative portrait ideas: how to use EL-wire for coloured flame effects

Creative portrait ideas: how to use EL-wire for coloured flame effects

One of our favourite creative portrait ideas is also cheap and easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create spooky sci-fi portraits by using EL-wire for coloured flame effects

How to shoot a digital infrared image

How to shoot a digital infrared image

Once you’ve converted your camera, here are the steps you need to take to shoot your first digital infrared image.

Creative photo ideas: how to blow your highlights for striking abstract effects

Creative photo ideas: how to blow your highlights for striking abstract effects

In this creative photography tutorial we show you how to use a slow shutter speed to let the light flood in and get beautiful blown highlights for abstract flower photography.

9 creative photo ideas to try in September

Creative photo ideas for September: 04 Shoot boat photography

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in September!

9 creative photo ideas to try in August

Creative photo ideas for August: 04 Shoot your pets in creative ways

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in August!

Creative photography ideas: how to make a rainbow for colourful abstracts

Creative photography ideas: how to make a rainbow for colourful abstracts

Sunny day outside? Why not try one of our favourite creative photography ideas and make your own rainbow with a spray of water from a garden hose. Using this technique it is very easy to create beautifully colourful abstracts right at home!

Creative Photoshop ideas: how to merge portraits with graphics for fantastic effects

Creative Photoshop ideas: how to combine portraits with graphics for fantastic effects

In our latest Photoshop Elements tutorial we show you how to merge portraits with some of the free graphics that come with the software to make creative, surrealist images.

The REAL definition of bad photography

5 things photographers do that really bother me

Former editor of our print magazine, Geoff Harris, paints pictures with words, waxes lyrical and intermittently blows his top in his new column. In his debut he ponders the true definition of ‘bad’ photography.

9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2014

Creative photo ideas for July: 05 Shoot a bike meet

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in July!

6 ways to take more creative photos that will cost you absolutely nothing

6 ways to take more creative photos that will cost you absolutely nothing

Imagine your camera and gear is like a car and creativity is the fuel that drives it. While we don’t wait to beat this metaphor to death, even the most expensive kit in the world won’t get you very far if your photography lacks creativity and flair – that elusive wow factor that makes a good photograph a great one.