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

    | Night, Photography Tips | 13/03/2014 00:01am
    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.

    Star trails: how to use your camera’s Bulb mode to capture stunning long exposures

    | Night, Photography Tips | 12/01/2014 00:01am
    Star trails: how to use your camera's Bulb mode to capture stunning long exposures

    Star trails are a popular subject to shoot this time of year, but knowing how to use your camera’s Bulb mode setting is the only way you’ll get an exposure long enough to capture the classic night photography effect you’re after. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to hold the shutter open as long as you like.

    Multiple exposures in-camera: how to get long-exposure effects in bright light

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 29/09/2013 00:01am
    Multiple exposures in-camera: how to get long-exposure effects in bright light

    We often sing the praises of camera filters and the creative advantages they offer photographers, but depending on the make and model of your camera, you don’t always need a filter. Below we’ll show you a really simple technique for making multiple exposures in-camera – a great alternative for making long-exposure effects in bright sunlight.

    Long exposure cloud movement: how to give a sharp sky a slow shutter effect

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/09/2013 00:01am
    Long exposure cloud movement: how to give sharp skies a slow shutter speed effect

    We don’t always get the shot we want when photographing elements beyond our control. And more importantly, we don’t often get the opportunity to try again until we get it right. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use simple Photoshop effects to create a feeling of long exposure cloud movement to make your sharp skies look like they were shot at a slow shutter speed.

    How to choose the best tripod: 10 things photographers should look for

    | Accessories, Reviews | 14/05/2013 00:01am
    How to choose the best tripod: 10 things photographers should look for

    So how do you choose the best tripod? If you want your tripod to be a trusty lifelong companion and not just an overpriced, overweight millstone, you need to read our top 10 tips for choosing the right one!

    9 creative photo ideas to try in May 2013

    | Photography Tips | 01/05/2013 00:01am
    01 Shoot creative spring light painting effects

    Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in May 2013.

    Fine art landscape photography: pro camera skills for stunning scenic pictures

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 18/01/2013 01:00am
    Fine art landscape photography: pro camera skills for stunning scenic pictures

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro shows us how to slow down the image-making process and learn the subtleties of making beautiful fine art landscape photography.

    Water photography: blur movement like a pro for a classic effect

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 03/12/2012 02:00am
    Water photography: blur movement like a pro for a classic effect

    The latest post in our Shoot Like A Pro series on water photography explains how to blur movement in water using a long exposure for classic effects.

    Low-light photography fixes: how to reduce noise but preserve image quality

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 14/11/2012 12:08pm
    Low-light photography fixes: how to reduce noise while preserving image quality

    There are two basic types of noise you need to tackle in your low-light photography. The first is Chrominance noise, which introduces itself with higher ISO shots and can be recognised by its coloured speckling in shadowed or even-toned areas.

    The second is Luminance noise, which is trickier to remove and can be seen in the form of random variations of brightness between pixels. Reducing this can result in a loss of overall image detail, so in this tutorial we’re going to look at techniques to reduce both types of noise while preserving quality.

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

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 07/11/2012 11:45am
    Black and white landscape photography: how to make moody minimalist effects

    Square cropped, black-and-white, long-exposure pictures of the sea are all the rage these days. To master this black and white landscape photography effect, you’ll need to learn a few core techniques, but they’re pretty easy to get to grips with. Here’s how to do it.

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