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.

8 creative photo ideas to try in December

Creative photo ideas for December 2014 Jessica Drossin

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 8 creative photo ideas to try in December!

Abstract photography: how to capture reflections in oil and water

How to photograph still life reflections: step 2

In this quick tutorial we show you how to create amazing abstract images by photographing reflections in oil and water.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make your own light tent

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own light tent

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make a light tent, the perfect accessory for still-life photos and eBay shots.

Autumn still life photography: how to shoot a seasonal macro

Autumn still life photography: how to shoot a seasonal macro

Discover how to take cool autumn still life photography with this quick and fun macro project you can do at home!

10 pro tips you can use in any genre of photography

The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

It doesn’t matter whether you like to shoot landscapes, portraits or still life photography, these ten tips from our guest bloggers at Photoventure will help you improve your images time and time again.

9 creative photo ideas to try in August

Creative photo ideas for August: 04 Shoot your pets in creative ways

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in August!

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.

10 popular creative photo effects (and how to achieve them)

10 popular creative photo effects (and how to achieve them)

In our brand new Shoot Like A Pro series we’ll show you how to take full control of your camera and capture your most inventive photos yet! Each week we’ll show you a new creative photo effect and explain how you can recreate it.

9 creative photo ideas to try in May

9 creative photo ideas to try in May

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in May!