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.

Motion blur: how to use layers, filters and masks to create a sense of speed

Motion blur: how to use layers, filters and masks to create a sense of speed

Motion blur, which makes a subject look like it’s moving quickly, has become a familiar effect in photos and movies – even though it doesn’t exist in real life. In this in-depth tutorial we show you how to recreate this classic photo effect using Photoshop.

Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

Blurring people is an excellent way to convey movement in your photographs, but it’s not always so easily done.

In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve provided a handy tip card listing some of the best camera settings to use to blur people as they walk or ride past you.

Motion Blur: what shutter speed should you use?

Motion Blur: what shutter speed should you use?

It’s often said that you need to use a shutter speed of 1/60sec to 1/125sec when panning to create motion blur. But is this the case for all subjects? Below we’ll share one of our best DSLR tips on how how to set up your camera to capture effective motion blur, whatever your subject may be.