Camera cleaning: 5 ways to healthcheck your camera with confidence

Camera cleaning: 5 ways to healthcheck your camera with confidence

Dust, dirt and moisture can all take their toll on your expensive kit, so it pays to keep it all in tip-top condition. Here’s a five-item camera cleaning checklist that every photographer should read…

8 tripod mistakes every photographer makes (and how to get it right)

8 tripod mistakes every photographer makes (and how to get it right)

A tripod is one of the most essential accessories available to a photographer, but it’s also one of the most misused. Our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, looks at some of the most common mistakes that photographers make with their tripod and explains how to avoid them.

How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful image organisation and editing software package. Of course the downside to having such a powerful tool at your disposal is that it’s possible to make some pretty significant mistakes, especially when you’re first learning how to use it.

To help out we’ve drawn up a list of the most common mistakes that photographers make when using Lightroom and have some advice about how to get things right from the outset.

5 street photography projects every first-timer should try

Street photography: 5 projects every first-timer should try

Getting your camera out in public might seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before, but these five street photography projects will get you started right. Armed with our expert street photography tips, you’ll soon have the confidence to shoot everything from motion-blur abstracts to candid portraits of strangers.

9 creative photo ideas to try in April

9 creative photo ideas to try in April

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in April.

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

Learn new photography techniques – and master old ones – with this essential photographer’s resource. This list of 77 photography techniques to try covers some of the most popular types of photography.

Canon lenses: 40 tips for using, choosing and buying Canon-fit glass

Canon lenses: 40 tips for using, choosing and buying Canon-fit glass

Start getting more from your Canon lenses! In this expert guide written by our friends at the Canon magazine PhotoPlus you’ll find tips on how to use your Canon lenses to their full potential, as well as essential lens-buying advice and the best lens choices for different situations.

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.

How to pose for photos: find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects

How to pose for photos: find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects

Non-professional subjects won’t know how to pose for photos so you need to direct them to get the best portraits possible. In this tutorial and cheat sheet we’ll show you three flattering camera angles and three classic poses that work every time.

Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: which camera should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: which camera should you choose?

How do you choose between Nikon’s high-spec, affordable entry-level DSLRs? Find out in our Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100 comparison.