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    Still life photography ideas: how to instantly age props

    | Photography Tips | 23/01/2013 11:30am
    Still life photography: how to instantly age props

    There’s no better place for great still life photography than your own kitchen. However, the problem with using utensils and other items from your kitchen is that they’re often too shiny and new to give your image that nostalgia that works so well with still life photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you a quick way to instantly age your props. And this isn’t a tutorial for kids or the feint of heart.

    Fine art photography: what you need to shoot amazing photo projects at home

    | Photography Tips | 16/01/2013 11:56am
    Fine art photography: what you need to shoot amazing photo projects at home

    Why shoot fine art photography? Easy. It’s the sheer pleasure you get from creating, shooting and post-producing fine art photos at home, especially as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in.

    In this fine art photography tutorial we’ll show you how to find, set up and shoot amazing still life photography subjects at home at no cost.

    13 awesome photography projects for 2013

    | Photography Tips | 30/12/2012 01:00am
    13 awesome photography projects for 2013

    With every new year comes the perfect excuse to start a brand new photography project to really sink your teeth into. To help you along in 2013 we put together some of our best photo ideas and spoke to some of the best photographers working today. Below, Amy Davies of our testing team rounds up 13 of the most awesome photography projects you should shoot in 2013.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in December

    | Inspire | 01/12/2012 02:00am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in December

    As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination. Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by photographers who are experts in these fields.

    For December we aim to have you experiment with some of the more abstract elements of photography, like bokeh effects, surrealist portraits and capture intriguing shapes in close-up still life photography – while revisiting some of the classic rules of photo composition, like the Rule of Thirds.

    Double Exposure: a seriously simple method of combining images in-camera

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 10/11/2012 05:00am
    Double Exposure: a seriously simple method of combining images in-camera

    Get creative by making a double exposure in-camera. Our simple tutorial shows how to merge images in-camera without the need of Photoshop.

    Polar Panoramas: shoot and stitch 360 degree pictures

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 01/11/2012 12:00pm
    Polar Panoramas: how to shoot and stitch 360 degree pictures

    Take your photography to extreme wide angles. Our new tutorial shows you how to stitch 360-degree pictures to create amazing polar panoramas.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in November

    | Inspire | 01/11/2012 01:00am
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    9 creative photo ideas to try in NovemberAs part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination.

    For November we aim to have you out and about honing your night photography skills by shooting cityscapes at dusk, far away galaxies, the depths of the earth and everything in between!

    Photography effects: bending light to make magical colours

    | Photography Tips | 30/10/2012 17:35pm
    Photography effects: bending light to make magical colours

    Refraction patterns made by bending light through glass objects can produce stunning photography effects without any photo editing required. Here’s a really simple way to achieve the effect at home.

    Digital infrared photography: the best settings to use on your converted camera

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/10/2012 11:45am
    Digital infrared photography: the best settings to use with your converted camera

    OK, so you’ve converted your camera for digital infrared photography. Now what? Here are the best settings to use with your modified DSLR to get stunning infrared photos.

    Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/10/2012 02:00am
    Time lapse photography: how to shoot stunning sequences without any hassle

    Watch almost any natural history program these days and you’re likely to see a time-lapse photography sequence. Whether it’s showing a cloud rolling quickly over a mountain range or flowers coming into bloom, the technique has become widespread.