Dull day photography: what (and how) to shoot when the sun isn’t shining

Dull day photography: what (and how) to shoot when the sun isn't shining

No sun? No worries. There’s still opportunity for great pictures. In this tutorial we explain a few simple photography tips for making the most of dull days.

Bokeh background ideas: shoot a rainy portrait for a backdrop with sparkling blur

Bokeh background ideas: shoot a rainy portrait for a backdrop with shimmering blur

Bad weather doesn’t have to curb your photography. Using your creative side, there are plenty of fun photo projects you can pursue that embrace the challenging elements. In fact, rain can be a great time to shoot outdoor portrait photography, as the drops can produce a shimmering bokeh background.

In this tutorial we show you exactly how to set up your camera and edit your rainy day portraits to maximise this bokeh background effect.

11 music photography mistakes everyone always makes (and how to avoid them)

11 music photography mistakes everyone always makes (and how to avoid them)

You don’t have to have access to the photographers’ pit at stadium concerts to take great music photography. There are some excellent opportunities at festivals and even local bars and pubs.

In her latest post in her series looking at some of the common photography mistakes photographers make, our head of testing Angela Nicholson examines some of the most common mistakes made by music photographers and gives some advice on getting things right.

Fall color: how to photograph autumn leaves and other seasonal images

How to shoot frosty leaf close-ups

How do you make the most of seasonal textures and tones? In this tutorial we answer some of the common questions on how to capture Fall color and photograph some of the popular subjects like autumn leaves, wildlife and working with seasonal light.

How to break out of your photography rut: 6 quick fixes for creative photographers

Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

We all lose our photographic mojo once in a while or maybe find that we are effectively taking the same images over and over again. In their latest guest blog post, our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure compiled 6 tried and tested techniques to help you break out of this photographic rut and start taking more creative images.

Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

If you’re looking for some new family photo ideas and are bored of the same traditional poses, creating a multi-frame photo grid like that popularised by the television show The Brady Bunch is a really fun and easy option.

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

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

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

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

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.