Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

Should you stand with the sun directly behind your – or should you shoot into the sun and do battle with shadows? Our infographic on directional lighting helps illustrate the effects you can expect from different angles of the sun.

Dull day photography: what (and how) to shoot when the sun isn’t shining

Dull day photography: what (and how) to shoot when the sun isn't shining

No sun? No worries. There’s still opportunity for great pictures. In this tutorial we explain a few simple photography tips for making the most of dull days.

Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

In our latest outdoor portrait photography tutorial we show you how to use clever framing of the sun give your people pictures a golden halo effect. Read on to find out how to make your own atmospheric backlit portraits!

Sunrise photography tips: DSLR shortcuts that are guaranteed to brighten your day

Sunrise photography tips to brighten your day

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro takes our apprentice on a sunrise photography shoot on the stunning Dorset coast.

Photography Lighting: simple ways you can make the most of natural light

Photography Lighting: simple ways to make the most of natural light

In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro series post on photography lighting in all its forms, we take a look at how you can make the most of natural light on any given occasion. For large subjects such as landscapes or buildings it’s not feasible to control the light, so you will… Continue reading

Photography Lighting: simple ways of improving the light

Photography Lighting: simple ways of improving the light

In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series post on photography lighting in all its forms, we take a look at some of the easy ways you can improve the light available to you.

Shooting in full sun: 3 ways to banish shadows shooting portraits outside

Shooting in full sun: 3 ways to banish shadows shooting portraits outside

Are unflattering shadows spoiling your outdoor portrait photography? Here are three simple ways you can rescue your portraits when shooting in full sun.

Photography Lighting: how to take control of everything from natural light to flash

Photography Lighting: take control of everything from natural light to off-camera flash

In our new Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at photography lighting and how you can take control of the elements to get more balanced, beautiful images. We start this week by taking a closer look at the character of light and how the quality of light will affect your images.

Color Photography Explained: simple tips for making your brightest-ever images

What is color gamut?

In the first of a new series here on Digital Camera World, we’re going to explore color photography in depth. We’re going to answer every question from what is color temperature to what are complementary and clashing colors, to best methods of using filters and software to fine tune your tones to get the color photography you want.

This week we’ll start by demystifying color temperature, color spaces, gamut and some of the other common color photography jargon you may have heard but always been confused by.

How to track the sun for perfect landscape photos

How to track the sun for perfect landscape photos

One of our best landscape photography tips has nothing to do with your camera. In our landscape photography tutorial below, follow our simple technique for tracking the sun and you’ll always get the best light in your landscape photos.