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    Beach photography: how to shoot striking seaside pictures of any subject you want

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 26/08/2013 00:01am
    Beach photography: how to shoot stunning seaside pictures of any subject you want

    In our new Shoot Like A Pro series we turn our attention to beach photography and run through some of the best techniques photographers can use to capture seaside pictures of a variety of subjects.

    Camera lenses explained: how to get sharp photos using macro lenses

    | Photography Tips | 19/08/2013 00:01am
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    In the fifth and final part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how to explore the close-up potential of macro lenses and discover a whole new world in almost any and every photo location.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using fisheye lenses

    | Photography Tips | 05/08/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using fisheye lenses

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we how to embrace the extreme distortion created by fisheye lenses and get really striking results.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

    | Photography Tips | 22/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

    In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we turn our attention to prime lenses. In this post we explain why you might wish to swap the convenience of a zoom lens for the speed and quality of a prime lens to drastically improve the quality of your photos.

    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos with any type of lens

    | Photography Tips | 15/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos with whatever lens you've got

    Our latest Shoot Like A Pro series aims to help you understand how to get the sharpest photos possible with your lenses. All the camera lenses explained in this series are common optics used by most photographers. Over the next several weeks we’ll explain how to get sharp photos with all types of camera lenses, from prime lenses, telephoto lenses, fisheyes to macro lenses. This week we start with wide-angle lenses.

    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for wildlife photography

    | Photography Tips, Wildlife | 24/06/2013 00:01am
    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for wildlife photography

    In the fifth part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for wildlife photography. Getting sharp photos takes time to master, but here we show you all the best camera settings you should use to shoot both captive and wild animals to get great wildlife photos every time.

    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 10/06/2013 00:01am
    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for landscape photography. While you’ll often have time to experiment with camera settings when shooting landscapes, it’s still good to have a starting point. In this week’s guide we’ll show you how to set up your camera to achieve maximum depth of field, shoot a sunrise or sunset and add motion blur to subjects like moving water.

    Win a trip to Nepal! Go on assignment with sight-saving charity ORBIS

    | Inspire | 20/05/2013 01:00am
    Win a photo trip to Nepal! Go on assignment to Shoot Like A Pro with sight-saving charity ORBIS

    There are lots of photography competitions out there, but few are as special as the opportunity we’re offering Digital Camera World readers.

    We’ve partnered with the international sight-saving charity ORBIS to offer one lucky Digital Camera World reader the opportunity to put everything you’ve learned in our popular Shoot Like A Pro series to the test and do something truly meaningful with your photography.

    Photography Lighting: using flash to cope with challenging conditions

    | Photography Tips | 13/05/2013 00:01am
    Photography Lighting: using flash to cope with challenging conditions

    In the final post in our Shoot Like A Pro series on photography lighting, we explain simple techniques for using flash to take control of your lighting environment.

    Photography Lighting: how to master shooting in low light

    | Night, Photography Tips | 06/05/2013 00:01am
    Photography Lighting: how to master shooting in low light

    In the latest instalment of our Shoot Like A Pro series on photography lighting we take a look at the best settings and methods to use when shooting in low light.