What is aspect ratio in photography? A beginner’s guide

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What is aspect ration in photographic terms? If image format is something that you tend to decide when processing files then perhaps it’s time you started using your camera’s aspect ratio settings. Angela Nicholson explains.

150 photography tips for planning, composing, focusing and exposing images

150 photography tips for planning, composing, exposing and focusing images

To help you get the most from your photography time, we’ve come up with our list of the top 150 photography tips and techniques to help you get better images. You’ll find all you need to know here, from the basics of setting up your camera and planning your shoot, to how to achieve well-exposed and sharp shots with the minimum of fuss.

Photo composition tips: how to break the rules with landscapes

Landscape photo composition tips: break the rules – location

Take your landscape photos to the next level with these creative composition and framing tricks.

Pro composition tips: how to make the most of any subject or scene

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When you find a great subject or location that inspires you, make the most of it by really working the scene to maximise your chances of shooting a perfect image. Here’s how it’s done…

Using patterns in photography: 5 fresh ideas for still life and nature

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Using natural patterns in photography is a great way to improve your compositional skills, and can also help transform the ordinary into something extraordinary, as nature pro Mark Hamblin explains…

A layman’s guide to good photo composition

A layman's guide to good photo composition

What is photo composition and why is it important? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to compose a photograph. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

How to photograph reflections in puddles

How to photograph reflections in puddles

Want to shoot an original image of a familiar landmark? Or perhaps a quirky portrait of a friend? In this tutorial we’ll show you how to photograph reflections in puddles to create pictures that look different than the norm.

How to shoot sideways photos that challenge your sense of perspective

How to shoot sideways photos that challenge your sense of perspective

In this quick video tutorial we’ll show you how to compose and shoot sideways photos of people turn the world on its head!

10 photography techniques you can use everyday

3 situations when you should take control of depth of field: Close-up

It’s a new year, and many of you are probably getting to grips with new cameras! In their first guest blog post of 2015, the team at Photoventure suggest ten photography techniques you can use everyday to help improve your images and become a better photographer.

How to improve your photography in 60 seconds

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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…