Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

Photography lights come in all shapes and sizes, and can be set up in so many different ways. In our latest portrait photography cheat sheet we show you seven classic one light portrait setups, illustrating both the arrangement and the effects produced.

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.

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.