DIY Photography Hacks: how to make your own softbox

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make your own softbox

Eliminate harsh flash without breaking the bank! Our DIY Photography Hacks series starts up again with a simple tutorial showing you how to make your own softbox to create soft, direct light.

10 summer photography tips to get you creative in the warmer months

10 summer photography tips to get you creative in the warmer months

Being outside with your camera in the warmer months just feels so good. If you’re struggling to come up with creative ideas during summer, however, our friends and guest bloggers at Photoventure have a few summer photography tips that might help.

9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2014

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

Macro flower photography: 5 fresh ideas that will cost you nothing

Macro flower photography: 5 fresh ideas that will cost you nothing

Liven up your macro flower photography by taking a fresh approach this spring. Here are our five best creative photo ideas for capturing eye-catching seasonal images, and the best part is you don’t need anything more than your camera, lens and perhaps a bit of patience!

15 ways to improve your photography without buying new gear

15 ways to improve your photography without buying new gear

New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are 15 suggestions to help improve your photography without splashing out on new gear.

Spring flowers: how to choose the best subjects and make your best-ever images

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Spring is here, bringing with it an explosion of life and colour. Learn how to shoot pictures of spring flowers with our simple guide.

7 daily exercises that will make you a better photographer

7 daily exercises that will make you a better photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so in their latest guest post our friends at Photoventure have put together a collection of exercises that will help you become a better photographer.

5 street photography projects every first-timer should try

Street photography: 5 projects every first-timer should try

Getting your camera out in public might seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before, but these five street photography projects will get you started right. Armed with our expert street photography tips, you’ll soon have the confidence to shoot everything from motion-blur abstracts to candid portraits of strangers.

9 creative photo ideas to try in April

9 creative photo ideas to try in April

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

Inspirational Pictures: 8 ways to get your photo mojo back

Inspirational Pictures: 8 ways to get your photo mojo back

It might be the short winter days, bad weather or even that you’ve just run out of ideas, but once in a while we all lose a little of our photographic drive and find ourselves lacking motivation. But never fear, we’ve got 8 tips to get you back on the road to taking inspirational pictures.