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.

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.