Black and white photography: how to make monochrome stunning

5 creative photo editing tricks for Adobe Camera Raw: black and white

In this black and white photography tutorial, we’ll show you how to choose your subjects, set up your camera and how simple but effective adjustments in Photoshop can make your images stand out.

Low-key lighting: how to use shadows to create moody effects

Low-key lighting: how to use shadows to create moody effects

Low-key lighting is great fun to use on an indoor shoot, and all it requires is a DSLR, a tripod and a table lamp. You’ll also need a suitable subject to capture, of course – in this tutorial we’ve selected the classic ‘apples and pears’ for a still life photography setup.

Taking your first photos this Christmas: 4 ideas to shoot and how to shoot them

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If you’re new to photography or if you’ve just upgraded to a new camera – perhaps you’ve bought yourself one in the sales – and taking your first pictures with a camera that gives you more control, you’re probably feeling conflicting emotions. On one hand you’re probably itching to get shooting some of the many picture opportunities that abound at Christmas, but on the other feeling a bit daunted and unsure about what to photograph.

Macro water drop photography: how to capture colour abstract close-ups at home

Macro water drop photography: how to capture colour abstract close-ups at home

Drops of water make beautiful macro subjects – they’re attractive, they refract light into interesting patterns and they’re available at the turn of a tap! And water drop photography is also quite easy to do! With good technique, attention to detail and the right kit, you can set your images apart from the crowd.