Transform your pictures for under £100: getting the most from budget flashguns

Transform your pictures for less than £100: stop being afraid of your flashgun

As we continue our Shoot Like A Pro series on the most useful photography accessories for under £100, we look at flashguns and how taking control of lighting can be the most important thing you do as a photographer.

Photography accessories: transform your pictures for less than £100

Photography accessories: transform your pictures for less than £100

Everyone is on a tighter budget these days, and even if you’re not, it doesn’t hurt to save a bit of money. In our new Shoot Like A Pro series we examine some of the most useful photography accessories you’ll ever buy and how to do so for less than £100.

Beginner photography tips: common problems with composition and framing

Beginner photography tips: common problems with composition and framing

In the final part of our Shoot Like A Pro series looking at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers we turn our attention to composition and framing.

Beginner photography tips: common problems with focus and sharpness

Beginner photography tips for getting sharp images: set a higher ISO

In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers and explain some simple methods and jargon-free beginner photography tips for avoiding them. This week we turn our attention to focusing and maintaining sharp images.

Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour

Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour

In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers and explain some simple methods and jargon-free beginner photography tips for avoiding them. This week we turn our attention to exposure and colour, and investigate some of the reasons why your pictures might not look the way you want them to.

Beginner photography tips: the most common mistakes and how to avoid them

Beginner photography mistakes (and how to avoid them): take control of your DSLR

In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common beginner photography problems and explain some simple methods to avoid them.

Autumn Photography: 24 tips on how to take awesome pictures of Fall

Autumn Photography: 24 tips on how to take awesome pictures of Fall

Autumn is a period of transition, when life slowly drains from the land, but instead of fading quietly it goes out in a blaze of glory, creating some of the most spectacular photo opportunities you’ll see all year. Over the next month in our Shoot Like A Pro series we’ll explore the techniques you need to shoot stunning pictures of Fall, and tantalise you with a mouthwatering selection of autumnal shots.

Beach photography: how to add creative effects in-camera and on the computer

Beach photography: tips for adding creative effects in-camera and on the computer

In the final instalment of our Shoot Like A Pro series on improving your beach photography we suggest some quick and easy creative effects you can achieve both in-camera and on the computer to enhance your coastal portfolio.

Beach photography: where and when to capture stunning wildlife pictures

Beach photography: where and when to capture stunning wildlife pictures

In the second part of our Shoot Like a Pro series on beach photography we explain where and when to photograph coastal wildlife, and some of the great images you can make.

Beach photography: how to get close for portraits and macro images

Beach photography: how to get close for portraits and macro images

In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on beach photography we explain some of the best techniques photographers can use to shoot stunning family portraits, pets and even macro photography on the beach.