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.

    Low-light photography: tips for winter seascape pictures

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 27/10/2012 04:00am
    Photo Ideas: shoot seascapes at dusk

    With the nights drawing in, photographers can make the most of the low light conditions by getting out with your camera to capture glowing sunsets, inky blue moonlit skies and atmospheric stormy scenes. Below we’ve offered our best low-light photography tips for capturing beautiful winter seascapes.

    A different type of light painting tutorial: use handheld flash during long exposures

    | Night, Photography Tips | 22/10/2012 12:00pm
    A different type of light painting tutorial: use handheld flash during long exposures

    Follow the simple steps in our new light painting tutorial and learn how to use your flashgun handheld, creatively firing it at different points in your scene during long exposures.

    Bulb Mode: how to get pro-quality shots in low light

    | Night, Photography Tips | 18/10/2012 16:30pm
    Fireworks

    The longest automatic shutter speed setting on digital cameras is 30 seconds, which is fine for most subjects. However, there are some situations when you need to make much longer exposures – after dark, for example. This is where your camera’s Bulb mode – (B) exposure setting – comes in. This handy setting allows you to hold the shutter open for as long as required, enabling exposures of minutes (or hours) to be made.

    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    | Night, Photography Tips | 15/10/2012 17:14pm
    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    Nothing spoils your night photos like soft subjects and odd colour casts. Below and on the following pages we’ll introduce some of the key night photography settings you should use in order to get pictures with real impact. We’ll not only show you how to set up your camera for night photography, but offer night photography tips for controlling your colours, planning yours shoots and more.

    Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/10/2012 02:00am
    Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

    Watch almost any natural history program these days and you’re likely to see a time-lapse photography sequence. Whether it’s showing a cloud rolling quickly over a mountain range or flowers coming into bloom, the technique has become widespread.

    Photo of the day: 20 August

    | Inspire | 20/08/2012 07:00am
    Digital Camera World's photo of the day | www.digitalcameraworld.com

    Click on the image to find out how you could take shots like this…

    Photo of the day: 4 August

    | Inspire | 04/08/2012 08:00am
    Digital Camera World photo of the day | www.digitalcameraworld.com

    Click on the picture to see this dramatic mono seascape in full.

    Choosing the best ND filter: remember these 4 tips (and save this cheat sheet!)

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 03/08/2012 11:00am
    How to choose the best ND filter for your camera: 4 tips for deciding which one is right for you

    ND filters are sold in different strengths, and different scales are used to measure this. Some use an NDxx number, others refer to optical density, and some refer to the light reduction in EV or ‘stops’. Below we’ve served up four of our best tips for choosing the best ND filter for your DSLR.

    Mmm… Ocean Blur: take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 30/07/2012 11:58am
    How to take long exposure pictures of the sea: Step 8

    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.

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