How to improve your photography in 60 seconds


The art of ‘seeing’ is something that a lot of photographers talk about. It can be a really tough thing to develop, and it sounds a bit ‘deep’, but it really can make a difference. Here’s how it’s done…

Getting it right in camera: what does that really mean?

Best ring flash for photographers: 5 top models tested and rated

Many photographers like to talk about ‘getting it right in camera’, but what does that really mean in an age when digital imaging can be considered a data gathering exercise? In their latest guest blog post the team at Photoventure explain all…

6 classic composition techniques every photographer should know

How to compose images for maximum impact: move closer

While you may never develop the God-like framing genius of a Cartier Bresson, hard work and perseverance will definitely get you further down the road to better pictures (and even HCB had to work hard at it, over a long career).

With this in mind, here is a quick reminder of some tried and tested compositional techniques and theories to make your framing look classier.

How to photograph landscapes with people: 5 ideas to try right now

Learn how to use natural light in your landscape photography

Shooting lone figures in a stunning setting is a great way to add another dimension to your landscape photography. Here Mark Hamblin shares five clever photo ideas to help you breathe new life into your landscapes…

4 classic portrait compositions every photographer should know

Portrait composition 04: Tight close-up

Discover how to compose portraits in tried and tested ways. Follow these compositional tips and you can add interest and variety to any portrait shoot.

4 ways Live View can improve your photography

How to use Live View more effectively: landscapes

Your camera’s Live View feature is a powerful tool, and in this tutorial we show you how using it can improve your photography.

14 cliche-busting tips and tricks for more creative travel photography

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In one of our most popular posts of last year we shared eight of the most common travel photography mistakes photographers make and suggested some simple ways to make every shot count when you’re travelling with your camera.

Today we’re going to get ahead of the curve and try to stop these mistakes before they happen by exploring 14 things you can do on holiday to give your travel photos a greater sense of creativity and originality.

How to compose bold images: what (and what not) to include in your photos

How to compose for maximum impact: what (and what not) to include in your images

There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot.

Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

From environmental portraits to frame-filling close-ups, we show you five different ways to compose the same subject to create striking wildlife pictures and add variety to your portfolio.

5 ways to compose an image for supreme impact: easy tips to train your creative eye

Compose an image with impact: 01 Shoot low for portraits

It’s all too easy to get into the habit of taking every shot from eye-level, and using the same type of lens. Here are five sure-fire ways to find a fresh perspective and compose an image with supreme impact.