Creative portrait ideas: how to use EL-wire for coloured flame effects

Creative portrait ideas: how to use EL-wire for coloured flame effects

One of our favourite creative portrait ideas is also cheap and easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create spooky sci-fi portraits by using EL-wire for coloured flame effects

Best settings for night photography: how to shoot in a range of situations

Best settings for night photography: long exposures

Digital SLRs are great for night photography, but you might find that some of your pictures don’t come out well. In this quick tutorial we’ll explain some of the best settings for night photography when shooting in some of the common low-light conditions.

11 music photography mistakes everyone always makes (and how to avoid them)

11 music photography mistakes everyone always makes (and how to avoid them)

You don’t have to have access to the photographers’ pit at stadium concerts to take great music photography. There are some excellent opportunities at festivals and even local bars and pubs.

In her latest post in her series looking at some of the common photography mistakes photographers make, our head of testing Angela Nicholson examines some of the most common mistakes made by music photographers and gives some advice on getting things right.

Moonlight photography tips for making magical midnight landscapes

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: moonlight photography tips making magical midnight landscapes

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our professional photographer offers our apprentice his best moonlight photography tips for using long exposures and light-painting techniques to create amazing midnight landscape images.

Color Photography: achieving accurate tones at night

Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

Our latest post in our series on color photography explores some of the common photography problems encountered with different light sources when shooting in low light. Find out how you can use mixed lighting in your night photography and get the most accurate color balance possible.

Night Sky Photography: pro secrets for stunning moonlight landscapes

Night Sky Photography: pro secrets for stunning moonlight landscapes

You may think it seems counter-intuitive to shoot landscapes once the sun has disappeared and light levels drop, but night sky photography actually has a special quality that brings a completely new dimension to your images. Find out what secrets the pros use to take stunning moonlit landscapes.

Best digital camera features for low-light photography: all the specs you need

The best digital camera features for low-light photography: specs you need to have

If you shoot low light photography, not just any camera will do. We compile the key digital camera features you need for shooting effective night photography.

DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

Painting with light is one of the more satisfying sub-genres of night photography, producing amazing pictures that look almost like clever Photoshop effects. But it can sometimes seem daunting with the fancy torches and light sources. In this light painting tutorial we offer a fresh DIY photography approach to add to your book of night photography ideas. Follow our 8 step tutorial below and learn how to capture light-painted orbs using nothing more than some fairy lights, rope and a few more common household items.

Night photography exposure guide: free cheat sheet

Night Photography: best ISO settings for low-light

Start improving your low-light photography today with our latest photography cheat sheet. Our new cheat sheet is a handy night photography exposure guide with suggested shutter speed times for a range of subjects you’re likely to shoot at the ISO settings you’re likely to use.

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: live music photography made simple

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: music photography made simple

In the first of our new series of professional photographer apprentice sessions, we look at ways to reduce some of the common headaches that come with shooting music photography.