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