6 flash modifiers every photographer should try once

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

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

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.

High contrast photography: how to expose a forest scene in strong light

High contrast photography: how to bracket-expose a forest scene in strong light

Venturing into the woods to capture the first light streaming through the canopy is one of the special moments in photography. There’s a true feeling of satisfaction in shooting forest photography, particularly on bright autumn mornings, but it also presents its share of challenges – namely, how to get a good exposure. In this tutorial we explain how to set up your camera to shoot high-contrast photography, and then edit your bracketed exposures on the computer.

Daytime long exposure: photography tips for smoothing water and blurring skies

Daytime long exposure: photography tips for smoothing water and blurring skies

Daytime long exposure photography is the landscape cliche that just won’t quit. Love them or loathe them, long-exposure landscape shots are here to stay, and judging by the amount of slow-motion seascapes in particular that are emailed to us each week, it’s clear that many of you love creating them as much as we do. In this tutorial we explain what you need to know about making these enduringly popular images.

Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it

Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it

Using different viewpoints and lenses can dramatically alter the look of your photographs. In this tutorial we’ll share some of our best in-camera composition tips and show you how to take one subject and shoot it six different ways for varying effects.

6 self-portrait ideas for every occasion (and how to take them)

6 self-portrait ideas for every occasion (and how to take them)

From classic headshots to light-hearted Facebook snaps, we have 6 quick and easy self-portrait ideas to liven up your photography.

The 25 types of photographer… which one are you?

Final surf photography advice from our professional photographer: safety first

Photographers run the gamut of everything from the adrenaline junkie to the nature-loving bird photographer, with a whole lot of ground in between.

In their latest guest blog post, the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure have broken down what they believe are the 25 types of photographers. Which one are you?

City at night: photography tips for taking atmospheric images of urban areas

City at night: photography tips for atmospheric images of buildings and landmarks

The city at night is a fantastic place for photography. But you’ll want to get there just after sunset. In this tutorial we explain how the twilight hours are perfect for capturing atmospheric pictures of illuminated buildings and city landmarks.

Panoramic photography: tips for making high-res images from multiple pictures

Panoramic photography: tips for making high-resolution panoramas from multiple images

There’s nothing new about panoramic photography: it’s just that it’s now easier than ever before. In this tutorial we’ll run through the basics of panoramic photography, offer some tips on how to shoot your scene and then show you an easy way to stitch them together.