How to shoot portraits that tell a story about your subject

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/06/2014 00:01am
    How to shoot portraits that tell a story about your subject

    Discover how to shoot and enhance a portrait that ‘tells the story’ of your subject at work or at play.

    Paul Conroy: on Syria, the death of Marie Colvin and the future of war photography

    | News | 18/12/2013 00:01am
    Paul Conroy: on Syria, the death of Marie Colvin and the future of war photography

    In the first of a new series of interviews, we spoke to renowned British conflict photographer Paul Conroy. Paul has worked in some of the most dangerous places in the world‚ and nearly lost his life doing so. Last year he made headlines when he was seriously injured in a rocket attack in Syria that killed his friend and colleague, Marie Colvin.

    His new book, Under The Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment recounts that experience, and in this interview he tells us how writing the book helped him come to terms with the terrible events in Syria.

    Winner revealed in our Nepal photo holiday competition with ORBIS

    | Competitions, News | 26/09/2013 11:30am
    Winner revealed in our Nepal photo holiday competition with ORBIS

    We are very proud to announce that David Shaw has won our joint competition with the international sight-saving charity ORBIS to win an exclusive photo assignment in Nepal.

    Click to see his winning portfolio, as well as the other photographers on our shortlist.

    Candid photography: shoot documentary- style portraits of people at work

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/08/2013 00:01am
    Candid photography: how to shoot documentary-style portraits of people at work

    Candid photography is one of the more difficult types of portraiture you can shoot. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture both informal portraits and documentary-style pictures of people at work using a variety of techniques.

    Photo Anatomy: how a top documentary photographer adds impact to his images

    | Photography Tips | 21/07/2013 14:01pm
    Photo Anatomy: how a top documentary photographer adds impact to his images

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment, documentary photographer Nyani Quarmyne explains how he took this stunning portrait at a New Orleans street party.

    Guest Post: 11 Magnum photographers who changed the world

    | News | 22/06/2013 00:01am
    Guest Post: 11 Magnum photographers who changed the world

    In their latest guest post, our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure pay tribute to eleven Magnum photographers who, often putting life and limb on the line, have done no less than change the world with the images they have taken.

    Win a trip to Nepal! Go on assignment with sight-saving charity ORBIS

    | Inspire | 20/05/2013 01:00am
    Win a photo trip to Nepal! Go on assignment to Shoot Like A Pro with sight-saving charity ORBIS

    There are lots of photography competitions out there, but few are as special as the opportunity we’re offering Digital Camera World readers.

    We’ve partnered with the international sight-saving charity ORBIS to offer one lucky Digital Camera World reader the opportunity to put everything you’ve learned in our popular Shoot Like A Pro series to the test and do something truly meaningful with your photography.

    The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

    | News | 17/07/2012 12:12pm
    The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

    Here at Digital Camera World we’re not afraid of courting controversy. OK, maybe we are a little bit, which is why we thought it was time to be bold. We’ve interviewed a number of famous photographers over the years and been inspired by each of them, but as many readers often ask us… “who are the best photographers of all time?”

    We put on our thinking caps and took a stab it. Following lots of coffee and some heated arguments, we agreed on a list of the 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

    Cowboy life: A photo series from Todd Klassy

    | Inspire | 14/07/2012 07:00am
    by Todd Klassy

    Todd Klassy has captured the real working life of ranches in Montana. His photography is beautiful and captivating, but also serves an important role in documenting the lives of working cowboys and cowgirls, whose ways of life are dying out due to advances in modern technology. Here, Todd talks about the story behind the photos.

    Photo of the day: 4 July

    | Inspire | 04/07/2012 12:00pm
    Digital Camera World photo of the day

    This fantastic documentary style photo captures the gritty realism of the moment.

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