Color Photography: understanding complementary colors

    | Photography Tips | 08/03/2013 16:22pm
    Composing photos boldly

    In the latest instalment of our series on color photography, we look closely at the color wheel to see which are the best complementary colors to use in your photo compositions, and which combinations should be avoided.

    Famous Photographers: 100 things we wish we knew starting out

    | Photography Tips | 20/02/2013 01:00am
    How to make money from photography: tips for how to supplement your income by doing what you love

    When it comes to improving your photography, the best advice you can get is from the working pros themselves. Here we’ve gathered together 100 tips from famous photographers, and have included jargon-free advice on everything from the gear you need right through to selling your photos.

    How to see photos like famous photographers every time you shoot

    | Photography Tips | 13/02/2013 01:00am
    How to see photos like a famous photographer no matter where you are

    If you want to take great photos you need to learn to see the world like a famous photographer sees it, with fresh eyes for even the most common locations. Here are our best tips to get you started.

    Live View: how to use it on any camera… and when to turn it off

    | Photography Tips | 11/02/2013 16:00pm
    Live View: how to use it on any camera... and when to turn it off

    Learn when and how to use live view on any camera. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains everything you need to know about your camera’s most underrated feature.

    Use your lens’ focal length effectively: are you getting enough light?

    | Photography Tips | 21/01/2013 11:30am
    Your lens' focal length and light: 17mm

    Confused about how to use your lens’ focal length when composing photos. This quick guide shows you the impact your focal length has on photo composition, and the merits of each.

    Our 12 most popular photography tutorials and features of 2012

    | Photography Tips | 31/12/2012 01:00am
    Digital Camera World's 12 most popular photography tutorials of 2012

    As we head into 2013, we thought it would be nice to look back at some of the photography tutorials and articles that you found the most useful over the past year. Below are our 12 most popular photography tutorials of 2012.

    Forced Perspective: fun photography effects you can achieve with any camera

    | Photography Tips | 10/12/2012 16:00pm
    Forced Perspective: fun photography effects you can achieve with any camera

    We’ve all chuckled at those holiday photographs of tourists propping up the leaning tower of Pisa or holding the Taj Mahal between their thumb and forefinger. This is a very simple camera effect called forced perspective, and in this article we’re going to take a look at how these forced perspective images are made. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, will explain how to play with focus, depth of field and perspective to create mind-boggling photography effects that change the way the world looks.

    Less is more: simple landscape composition made simple

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 15/11/2012 16:30pm
    Less is more: simple landscape composition made simple

    As much as landscape photography is about big, wide vistas, one of the many landscape photography tips worth bearing in mind is to take a less is more approach. Using a minimalist photo composition can give your pictures enormous impact if you can remember that shooting a simple landscape is as much about what you leave out as what you include. Here’s how it’s done.

    Better pictures of fog and mist: adding intrigue to an everyday landscape

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 15/11/2012 11:45am
    Better pictures of fog and mist: the landscape photographer's guide to adding intrigue

    When it comes to weather phenomenon, mist and fog should be applauded as a way of creating atmosphere and adding a sense of mystery to your landscape photography. They provide that special quality that can turn an ordinary photo composition into something extraordinary.

    But to create a striking image these elements need to be handled carefully to prevent the image looking flat or the subject being lost in the fog. Here’s some advice on how best to approach these unique shooting conditions and produce a misty masterpiece.

    Polar Panoramas: shoot and stitch 360 degree pictures

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 01/11/2012 12:00pm
    Polar Panoramas: how to shoot and stitch 360 degree pictures

    Take your photography to extreme wide angles. Our new tutorial shows you how to stitch 360-degree pictures to create amazing polar panoramas.

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