How to blur water for a dreamy seascape effect

How to calculate your exposure time

In this in-depth long-exposure photography tutorial we’ll show you how to blur moving water and tame the waves to create a beautiful, in-camera dreamlike seascape effect.

How to photograph fireworks: 7 pro tips for 4th of July

How to photograph fireworks: 7 pro tips for 4th of July

Want to learn how to photograph fireworks this 4th of July, but don’t know where to start? Betsy Hern, professional photographer at the agency Dreamstime.com shares her best tips for striking images.

A layman’s guide to long exposures

A layman's guide to long exposures

What is a long exposure and why is it an important technique for photographers? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to shoot a long exposure. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

How to take long exposure shots of the sea

Black and white landscape photography: how to make moody minimalist effects

Timing is key to shooting great seascapes. You need to be there at the right time of day, but just as important is the timing of the exposure. For a raging, stormy sea, a fast shutter speed can be appropriate, but with calmer waters, the best approach is to take it slow. Very slow. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take control of your camera to take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of.

Long exposure photography: how to set up your camera for perfect exposures

Long exposure photography: how to set up your camera for perfect exposures

In low light conditions or for creative effect, make better use of long exposure photography to extend your photographic boundaries

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…

Blur moving clouds with an ND filter: how to calculate exposures in 4 easy steps

How to blur moving clouds: 01 Choose a filter

Using long exposures to blur moving water is a classic technique, but a similar technique can also be used to great effect to blur scudding clouds. In this tutorial we show you how to calculate exposures with your ND filter to blur moving clouds, giving more impact to your landscape photography.

3 ways to smooth over water in photos without using Photoshop

3 simple ways to give water a smoothed in your photos

Frustrated by unattractive water in your landscape photography? Try these simple in-camera tricks for smoothing out ripples in water.

Best camera settings for shooting handheld

Best camera settings for shooting handheld (free cheat sheet)

In our new cheat sheet we suggest some of the best camera settings for to use to give yourself the best advantage shooting handheld. Remember, these are just a starting point. Master these and from there you can exploring your creativity!

How to photograph light trails of cars: a simple guide to taking pictures of traffic

How to photograph light trails of cars: a jargon-free guide to taking pictures of traffic

Struggling with your long exposures? Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to photograph light trails of cars can be found in this expert tutorial.