9 Creative Photo Ideas for August

9 Creative Photo Ideas for August: seasonal, fun and short photography projects you can try to inspire your work and build new skills

Every month we offer 9 seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire you and build your skills as a photographer. In August, unsurprisingly many of our photo ideas take inspiration from the ongoing Olympics in London. But we’ll also have you snapping your holidays, weddings, bugs in your back yard and more.

Gallery: Some of the most action-packed sports photography you’ll ever see

Jump by Philip Hoheisel

Warning: You might want to sit down before viewing this gallery as it’s likely that you’ll be exhausted by the end of it!

Sports photography: tips for setting up your camera to shoot anything

Best camera settings for sports photography

When shooting sports photography and fast-moving action, you don’t have time to change many settings or worry about which mode you’re in. There are several basic settings, such as the autofocus, exposure and drive modes, that can be set up before you start shooting, but there are also other settings that can transform your hit rate.

5 great tricks to advance your sports photography skills

Sports photography tips: create an action sequence

One of the best ways of giving yourself a fresh challenge is to try photographing sports you have never shot before. But, whatever the event, trying a new photographic approach can work wonders for your sports photography portfolio. Here are five great tricks to try…

10 burning questions even pro sports photographers still ask themselves

10 questions even pro sports photographers still ask themselves

With the Olympics set to kick off later this week, sports photography enthusiasts of all backgrounds and abilities will be descending on London. And that’s not to mention the legions of professional sports photographers who will be populating every venue with their mammoth lenses to capture all the action in staggering detail.

Though they make it look slick and easy, these professional sports photographers still have to work hard and think constantly about what they’re doing in order to achieve great shots. To help you along with your own sports photography, we’ve compiled the 10 questions even pro sports photographers still ask themselves.

Shoot sharper sports photography: pro techniques and the settings they use

Sports photography tips: pro techniques for getting any subject sharp

Learn how to get any subject sharp in the frame when shooting sports photography with these tips and tricks from the pros who use them every day.

The best lenses for sports photography (and ideal focal lengths to use)

The two most common questions about using sports photography lenses

With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, photographers of all abilities will be thinking about sports photography. We thought we would count down to Friday’s opening ceremony with a different tutorial each on how to take better sports photography. Today we’ll start with a look at some of the best lenses for sports photography – and which focal lengths are best for capturing some of the most common subjects. We’ll also answer what we believe are the two most common questions about using sports photography lenses.

The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

The 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

Here at Digital Camera World we’re not afraid of courting controversy. OK, maybe we are a little bit, which is why we thought it was time to be bold. We’ve interviewed a number of famous photographers over the years and been inspired by each of them, but as many readers often ask us… “who are the best photographers of all time?”

We put on our thinking caps and took a stab it. Following lots of coffee and some heated arguments, we agreed on a list of the 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.

Olympic Photography: the rules, and how to beat them

Olympic Photography: the rules and how to beat them

When Seb Coe & Co secured the Olympic Games for London in 2012, it wasn’t just a crowning achievement for British sport, but a golden opportunity for photographers too. However, unsurprisingly with an event of this size and scale, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) wants to put firm rules on Olympic photography.

The rules aren’t numerous, but they are quite specific. In this post we’ll tell you what the rules are… and how to work around them.

34 great street football photos from around the world

Lovin’ it!! by Daniel Lewis

In honour of UEFA Euro 2012 we’ve put together a selection of our favourite street football photos, which demonstrate peoples’ passion for the game worldwide. These pictures just go to show that you don’t need to be at a football match to be in the thick of action!