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    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/12/2013 00:01am
    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    Personalised calendars make a nice change from the typical commercial fare, and they make great gifts too – so why not create your own calendar, using portraits of family or friends, for 2014? In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use a simple lighting setup and backdrop to create your own home studio.

    How to make a pinhole camera from your DSLR

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 15/12/2013 00:01am
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    In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a pinhole camera using a really simple method involving nothing more than a spare body cap for you DSLR.

    50 best National Parks for photographers (and what to photograph)

    | News | 15/11/2013 00:01am
    Best National Parks for photographers in the UK: Peak District

    Our list of national parks rounds up 50 of the most amazing locations to take pictures around the world. Starting off in the UK (where we live), we’ll then reveal our top US national parks for photographers, moving on to Europe and national parks in other regions of the globe.

    Best arboretum for autumn photography: 7 UK forest parks you shouldn’t miss

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 14/11/2013 15:33pm
    Best arboretum for autumn photography: 7 UK forest parks you shouldn't miss

    Arboretums in autumn are spectacles to behold, and even more so for photographers who know how to capture their splendour in timeless fashion. Here we’ve rounded up our picks for the best arboretums in the UK for capturing autumn colours and textures.

    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid reportage-style portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/11/2013 00:01am
    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid reportage-style portraits

    Learn how to shoot environmental portrait photography, as we show you how to break out of the studio and take reportage-style portraits of people going about their everyday business.

    Break the rules of photography: 4 clever effects from using ‘wrong’ exposures

    | Photography Tips | 06/11/2013 12:25pm
    Break the rules of photography: 4 clever effects from using 'wrong' exposures

    Once you know the rules of photography, you’ll be able to use them in creative ways – particularly when it comes to exposure. But breaking the rules of photography doesn’t merely mean getting the exposure wrong. It means deliberately choosing to expose ‘imperfectly’ to create a specific effect. In this tutorial we show you four ways to play with exposure and break the rules of photography and create stunning in-camera effects.

    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 29/10/2013 12:11pm
    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    Photography lights come in all shapes and sizes, and can be set up in so many different ways. In our latest portrait photography cheat sheet we show you seven classic one light portrait setups, illustrating both the arrangement and the effects produced.

    6 flash modifiers every photographer should try once

    | Photography Tips | 27/10/2013 00:01am
    Best flash modifiers: 05 Gels

    We round up six of the best flash modifiers you can use to soften your flash, add a dash of colour and other tricks.

    Pictures of autumn: how to shoot Fall colors and textures in close-up

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 23/10/2013 00:01am
    Pictures of autumn: how to shoot Fall colors and textures in close-up

    Autumn photography is full of wonderful colors and textures, and one way to emphasize them in stunning detail is to shoot them close-up. In this tutorial we show you how to shoot amazing macro pictures of autumn.

    Best photo book: reviews of the top self-publishing options for photographers

    | Reviews | 22/10/2013 00:01am
    Best photo book: reviews of the top self-publishing options for photographers

    If you want to showcase your best photos or create a truly personal gift, self-publishing your own photo book is a wonderful option. Here we offer photo book reviews for six of the best self-publishing options online.