Photo Anatomy: how Morgan Silk made an egg-splattered banker rich in detail

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/07/2013 14:00pm
    Photo Anatomy: how Morgan Silk made an egg-splattered banker rich in detail

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment, famous portrait photographer Morgan Silk explains how he added texture and drama to his clever image of an egg-splattered banker.

    11 ways to build confidence as a photographer

    | Photography Tips | 13/07/2013 00:01am
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    For many of us, the most difficult part of photography isn’t learning the technical details of how to take a great picture, it’s finding the confidence in our own ability. Confidence, or the lack of it, is a more common dilemma in photography than you might realise.

    In their latest guest blog post, our friends at Photoventure have put together a list of 11 ways we can all build confidence in our photography.

    Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits in stunning detail

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 11/07/2013 00:01am
    Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits with maximum impact

    You might not realise it, but people can be some of the most challenging and rewarding subjects for macro photography. There’s almost an infinite number of ways in which the human body can be photographed, from friendly snaps to extreme abstraction.

    With close-up portrait photography you can play around with all the angles, creating unusual portraits, exotic close-ups, and abstract artistic interpretations that use extreme lighting and imaginative, original photo compositions. In this tutorial we explain everything you need to know to get started.

    Photo Anatomy: why a top pro used a ’60s retro style to photograph Kate Beckinsale

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 07/07/2013 00:01am
    Photo Anatomy: why a top pro used '60s retro style to photograph Kate Beckinsale

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment, top portrait pro Jason Bell explains how he used a ’60s retro style in his elegant portrait of Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

    | Photography Tips | 04/07/2013 00:01am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

    If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.

    10 common wildlife photography mistakes we’re all guilty of (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 03/07/2013 00:01am
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    Wildlife photography is one of the most demanding subjects to photograph. The subjects are elusive, and the techniques require precision. But it’s not impossible.

    In her latest post our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the most common mistakes that photographers make when shooting wildlife photography and gives some advice on how to overcome them.

    Photo Anatomy: the Olympic vision of one of the world’s best sports photographers

    | Photography Tips | 30/06/2013 00:01am
    Photo Anatomy: the Olympic vision of one of the world's best sports photographers

    In our Photo Anatomy series we select pictures by famous photographers and explain what makes them work. Here sports photographer Mark Pain explains how he made this unique image from the 2012 Olympics.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 20/06/2013 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a light tent from 3-ring binders to diffuse sunlight

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a simple light tent using 3-ring binders, which you can use to diffuse sunlight for shooting outdoor flower photography.

    DJI Phantom Quadcopter review: shoot aerial photography on a budget (ish)

    | Accessories, Reviews | 15/06/2013 14:00pm
    DJI Phantom Quadcopter review: shoot aerial photography on a budget (ish)

    In our latest review we take the DJI Phantom Quadcopter for a spin to see if aerial photography really is cheaper and easier with this intriguing new accessory.

    Sunrise photography tips: DSLR shortcuts that are guaranteed to brighten your day

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 14/06/2013 00:01am
    Sunrise photography tips to brighten your day

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro takes our apprentice on a sunrise photography shoot on the stunning Dorset coast.

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