Many camera and flashgun combinations do a great job of producing images with exposure that’s nicely balanced automatically in a wide range of situations, but if you want to take more creative images or be able to assume control when the automated systems fail, you need to understand how to do the work yourself. Here, we explain how to balance flash with ambient light.
In this tutorial we show you how to capture beautiful hot air balloon pictures on the ground and in flight. We’ll show you six ideas for taking creative images at a local balloon festival.
Jason Parnell-Brookes reveals how to use lens flare to your advantage to create atmospheric, summery scenes.
This month in his series, Scott Kelby explains how to control harsh natural light to create stunning portraits.
Sometimes it is the simplest pictures that work best. And in terms of photo composition and lighting, shots don’t come any simpler than silhouette photography.
By changing your camera angle and subject’s position, a simple window becomes a versatile light source. In this window light photography tutorial we show you how to create six strikingly different images using the same subject and window.
It’s one of the simplest items in a photographer’s arsenal, and also one of the most useful.
In this tutorial we’ll show you six ways to use a reflector to get the very best out of your portraits.
What is a reflector and why is it an important tool for photographers? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to use a reflector. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.
Discover how to capture great natural light portraits with these six creative window light photography ideas…
Sunset photography is a favourite subject any time of the year. The rich colours, dramatic lighting and strong shapes they offer can produce stunning shots with little need for much effort or clever planning from you. However, you might find that your camera often captures pale imitations of the sunsets you see with your naked… Continue reading