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.

Recreate classic photo effects with Olympus’s Art Filter range (Sponsored)

Recreate classic photo effects with Olympus's Art Filters (Sponsored)

Retro photo effects are very much on trend, and Olympus has led the way with its pioneering range of in-camera Art Filters.

In this short film you can see just how easy it actually is when you choose to shoot Olympus.

What is the best camera filter to have in your bag?

What is the best camera filter to have in your bag?

A polarizer is the best camera filter to have in your bag, in our humble opinion. In this quick tutorial we’ll explain why, and show you how to use a polarizer to maximise its effects.

Low-key lighting: how to shut out ambient light and plunge into shadows

Low-key lighting: how to shut out ambient light and plunge into shadows

Using low-key lighting for portraits and still life photography can be one of the most effective photo effects you can use for creating a moody image.

Get striking high-speed black and white effects in Lightroom

Get striking high-speed black and white effects in Lightroom

Hankering after the punchy appearance of old-fashioned high-speed black-and-white photography prints? Here’s an easy way to recreate the effect in our latest Adobe Lightroom tutorial.

What is shutter speed: 7 questions new photographers always ask

What is shutter speed: 7 questions new photographers always ask

What is shutter speed? In this quick primer we’ll explain how to use shutter speed to make your exposures faster or slower for instant photographic creativity.

How to photograph light trails of cars: a simple guide to taking pictures of traffic

How to photograph light trails of cars: a jargon-free guide to taking pictures of traffic

Struggling with your long exposures? Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to photograph light trails of cars can be found in this expert tutorial.

9 creative photo ideas to try in March

9 creative photo ideas to try in March 2014

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in March 2014.

How to take good photos: 10 simple ways to boost your hit rate

How to take good photos: 10 simple ways to boost your hit rate

Tired of deleting more photos than you keep? Hit your image target every time with our sure-fire guide to how to take good photos and get it right in-camera.

Monochrome photography: make striking images using your camera’s mono mode

Monochrome photography: how to compose strong images using your camera's black and white mode

Why set your camera to its mono mode for monochrome photography when you can simply convert a regular colour image into monochrome on the computer? It’s because you need a black-and-white ‘eye’ to shoot good black and white photography in the first place, and being able to see the results on the spot is a huge advantage. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and compose strong monochrome photography using your camera’s black and white mode.