Living in an age of sophisticated digital technology it’s easy to forget the extraordinary origins of the photographic process. In this tutorial we’re going to combine elements of digital photography with one of the medium’s oldest techniques, the Cyanotype process. We’ll capture an image using a DSLR and then make a cyanotype print in the beautiful hues of Prussian blue.
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in January 2013.
Find out how to make stunning abstract photos at home by mixing oil and water with a simple, colourful backdrop.
In our easy-to-follow cinema graph tutorial we show you how to make animated photos for the web using Photoshop CS6′s latest video tools.
Lo-Fi photography is enjoying a huge revival at the moment. Using old cameras has become seriously trendy, and there’s now an easy way to get vintage-looking snaps with a modern digital camera.
In this tutorial we show you step-by-step how to set up your camera with a Lomo Diana lens to capture the toy camera effect.
With every new year comes the perfect excuse to start a brand new photography project to really sink your teeth into. To help you along in 2013 we put together some of our best photo ideas and spoke to some of the best photographers working today. Below, Amy Davies of our testing team rounds up 13 of the most awesome photography projects you should shoot in 2013.
Learn how to transform your forest photography into a magical Tolkien world using creative symmetry and a split-tone Photoshop effect.
While Christmas 2012 is still a few weeks away, it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas card photo ideas for 2013. In the tutorial below we show you step-by-step how to set up and shoot seasonal still life photography to use on Christmas cards, calendars and more. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes you through the process from idea to execution!
Painting with light is one of the more satisfying sub-genres of night photography, producing amazing pictures that look almost like clever Photoshop effects. But it can sometimes seem daunting with the fancy torches and light sources. In this light painting tutorial we offer a fresh DIY photography approach to add to your book of night photography ideas. Follow our 8 step tutorial below and learn how to capture light-painted orbs using nothing more than some fairy lights, rope and a few more common household items.
As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination. Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by photographers who are experts in these fields.
For December we aim to have you experiment with some of the more abstract elements of photography, like bokeh effects, surrealist portraits and capture intriguing shapes in close-up still life photography – while revisiting some of the classic rules of photo composition, like the Rule of Thirds.