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.

Winter landscape photography: how to create a winter wonderland scene

Winter landscape photography: how to create a winter wonderland scene

When you’re shooting winter landscape photography, the window of opportunity for good weather and light is much narrower. In this tutorial we’ll show you everything you need to know before, during and after your winter shoot.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.