Taking your first photos this Christmas: 4 ideas to shoot and how to shoot them

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If you’re new to photography or if you’ve just upgraded to a new camera – perhaps you’ve bought yourself one in the sales – and taking your first pictures with a camera that gives you more control, you’re probably feeling conflicting emotions. On one hand you’re probably itching to get shooting some of the many picture opportunities that abound at Christmas, but on the other feeling a bit daunted and unsure about what to photograph.

7 landscape photography cheat sheets that will save your images

7 landscape photography cheat sheets that will save your images

Creating a striking landscape image requires good light, strong composition, a perfect exposure and a whole lot of patience. You need all the help you can get! And in this post we’ve put together 7 of our most popular landscape photography cheat sheets that will guide you through the most difficult environments, conditions and other challenges you are surely to face.

Autumn picture ideas: 6 ways to shoot the season with just your camera and kit lens

Autumn picture ideas: 6 ways to shoot the season with just your camera and kit lens

Autumn is in full swing, and there’s still just enough time to bag some great autumn pictures! In this autumn photography tutorial we show you six different types of autumn pictures you can take to add some variety to your portfolio.

Create a haunting multiple-exposure woodland photo

Tutorial: create a haunting multiple-exposure woodland photo - shooting

Capture the dark, menacing mood of a wood or forest using a variety of easy camera techniques and photo-editing tricks

Mountain landscape photography: how to shoot peaks from top to bottom

Mountain landscape photography: silky water

In this tutorial we help your photography climb to new heights by showing you the many different ways to shoot striking mountain landscape scenes.

How to use a graduated filter… the wrong way round!

How to use a graduated filter… the wrong way round for creative effects!

In this quick tutorial we show you how to use a graduated filter the wrong way round when shooting sunsets to create even more striking effects.

Waterfall pictures: how to find, set up and shoot moving water

Waterfall photography: how to find, set up and shoot moving water

Capture stunning waterfall photography with our step-by-step guide to exposure, motion blur and more…

9 creative photo ideas to try in October

9 creative photo ideas to try in October 2014

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

How to photograph landscapes with people: 5 ideas to try right now

Learn how to use natural light in your landscape photography

Shooting lone figures in a stunning setting is a great way to add another dimension to your landscape photography. Here Mark Hamblin shares five clever photo ideas to help you breathe new life into your landscapes…

Digital infrared photography: how to capture the world your eye can’t see

Digital infrared photography: how to capture the world you're eye can't see

In this digital infrared photography tutorial we’ll show you how to choose suitable subjects, set up your camera and compose dynamic infrared images.