10 camera techniques every beginner photographer should learn

What is shutter speed: everything the beginner photographer needs to know

While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. To help you along we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

Digital camera effects from A-Z

Digital camera effects from A-Z

26 digital camera effects and techniques to help you get more creative with your DSLR. From abstracts to zoom bursts, there’s sure to be an in-camera effect you’ll want to try. Photoshop is great for enhancing and adding effects to your images, but nothing beats capturing it all in-camera in the first place. With that… Continue reading

How to take creative control over focus with any subject

Creative Focus: camera tips for static to spontaneous subjects

In today’s world of responsive technology, shooting successful imagery has never been easier. It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, a jostling Fleet Street photographer would have had no choice but to focus camera manually in the photo scrum, as would sports photographers. Can you imagine tracking a fast-moving tennis pro without lightning-quick… Continue reading

How to use a graduated filter… the wrong way round!

How to use a graduated filter… the wrong way round for creative effects!

In this quick tutorial we show you how to use a graduated filter the wrong way round when shooting sunsets to create even more striking effects.

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own filter with a cheap pair of sunglasses

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own filter with a cheap pair of sunglasses

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks tutorial we show you how to use an old pair of sunglasses as a filter to create a variety of photo effects.

5 essential photography filters (and why you can’t live without them!)

5 essential photography filters (and why you can't live without them!)

Even though you can achieve many effects in Photoshop, here are five photography filters that no photographer should be without…

Photoshop scatter effect tutorial: download our FREE brushes and textures

Photoshop scatter effect tutorial: download our FREE brushes and follow along!

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use brushes and masks to transform a portrait with eye-catching Photoshop scatter effects.

10 popular creative photo effects (and how to achieve them)

10 popular creative photo effects (and how to achieve them)

In our brand new Shoot Like A Pro series we’ll show you how to take full control of your camera and capture your most inventive photos yet! Each week we’ll show you a new creative photo effect and explain how you can recreate it.

9 creative photo ideas to try in May

9 creative photo ideas to try in May

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in May!

Lytro Illum: new light field camera adds bigger sensor, better lens… and bigger price tag

Lytro Illum: new light field camera gets bigger sensor, better lens, 4in touchscreen

Lytro has unveiled its next-generation light field camera, introducing the Lytro Illum. The Lytro Illum price tag will be $1,599, and the new Lytro camera’s release date is set for July 2014.