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    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/08/2013 12:01pm
    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    In our latest outdoor portrait photography tutorial we show you how to use clever framing of the sun give your people pictures a golden halo effect. Read on to find out how to make your own atmospheric backlit portraits!

    Outdoor photography ideas: how to shoot striking, alternative pictures of nature

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 23/08/2013 00:01am
    Outdoor photography ideas: how to shoot striking, alternative pictures of nature

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro takes our apprentice on a trip deep into a Scottish forest, sharing his best tips and outdoor photography ideas for shooting striking scenes from nature.

    Candid photography: shoot documentary- style portraits of people at work

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/08/2013 00:01am
    Candid photography: how to shoot documentary-style portraits of people at work

    Candid photography is one of the more difficult types of portraiture you can shoot. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture both informal portraits and documentary-style pictures of people at work using a variety of techniques.

    Aviation photography: tips for taking first-class pictures of airplanes

    | Photography Tips | 09/08/2013 00:01am
    Aviation photography: tips for taking amazing pictures of airplanes

    Aviation photography is one of the more challenging genres you can shoot as a photographer: fast-moving subjects, bright backgrounds, keeping your camera stable at long focal lengths. The list goes on.

    In this tutorial we explain some of the best aviation photography tips we’ve learned from the pros, as well as our own experience, to show you the best way to take stunning pictures of airplanes.

    Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 05/08/2013 12:30pm
    Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures

    Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year to take pictures. One of our favourite summer portrait ideas is to head to the beach and make use of the sunshine to create atmospheric outdoor portrait photography.

    In this quick guide we’ll show you step-by-step how to set up your camera and direct your subject to make the most of the natural light. We’ll then show you a few simple edits you can make on the computer to give you atmospheric summer portrait a professional finish!

    9 creative photo ideas to try in August

    | Photography Tips | 01/08/2013 00:01am
    Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet

    Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in August 2013.

    10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and how to get better)

    | Photography Tips, Weddings | 31/07/2013 00:01am
    10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and how to get better)

    Shooting a wedding is one of the toughest assignments that a photographer can take on, there are lots of potential issues and the stakes are incredibly high. To help out, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common wedding photography mistakes that photographers make when starting out shooting weddings, along with some advice on how to avoid them.

    Baby Photography Ideas: simple ways to capture striking pictures of your infant

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 30/07/2013 00:01am
    Baby Photography Ideas: simple ways to capture striking pictures of your infant

    There’s nothing more satisfying than capturing your baby looking their cutest. Our expert baby photography ideas offer simple solutions for boosting your infant photography – from getting the shot to presenting your images.

    Worm’s eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

    | Photography Tips | 29/07/2013 11:26am
    Worm's eye view photography: how to shoot a unique view of the world

    Discover how you can get a unique view of the world by seeing it from a worm’s eye view. Our latest tutorial shows you how to get down and dirty with your camera!

    Using focal points in photography: how to get perfect composition every time

    | Photography Tips | 25/07/2013 00:01am
    Using Focal Points in Photography: negative space

    What’s the focal point in your photograph? If you don’t know then you’d better make your mind up because until you know, it’s going to be very difficult to plan the composition of your pictures effectively.

    And while photographs may be static snapshots in time, you still need to make room for the implied movement that many subjects suggest. We’ll also explain the idea of negative space and how this affects your focal point.