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

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/10/2014 00:01am
    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

    | Night, Photography Tips | 15/09/2013 00:01am
    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)

    | Photography Tips | 10/09/2013 00:01am
    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

    | Night, Photography Tips | 03/05/2013 00:01am
    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

    | Photography for Beginners | 05/04/2013 11:46am
    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, Photography Tips | 07/01/2013 16:00pm
    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

    | Night, Photography Tips | 04/01/2013 11:00am
    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

    | Night, Photography Tips | 05/12/2012 02:00am
    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 Tips | 27/11/2012 11:58am
    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

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 16/11/2012 12:20pm
    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.