Cyanotype Process: digital photography using traditional techniques

Cyanotype Process: digital photography using traditional techniques

Living in an age of sophisticated digital technology it’s easy to forget the extraordinary origins of the photographic process. In this tutorial we’re going to combine elements of digital photography with one of the medium’s oldest techniques, the Cyanotype process. We’ll capture an image using a DSLR and then make a cyanotype print in the beautiful hues of Prussian blue.

The still life photographers’ guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects

The still life photographers' guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects

Still life photographers often tell us that lighting their scenes is the biggest challenge they face. In fact, lighting is one of the most common photography problems in any genre. In this tutorial, Ali Jennings of our testing team singles out 4 foolproof still life photography lighting techniques that you can use anywhere.

Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

Car Photography: simple, creative ways to make your Toyota look like a Ferrari

Car photography often conjures images of flash sports cars and models in bikinis, but unless you’re a very famous photographer, we’re guessing you’re like us and drive something a little more modest.

Whatever it is you drive, many photographers don’t realise the potential their cars have for great still life photography. In this tutorial we show you some simple ways to shoot creative car photography that’s safe at any speed.

Ring heart shadows: how to make fine art photos you’ll love

Ring heart shadows: how to make fine art photos you'll love

Ring heart shadow pictures are some of the most commonly bought stock photos and a staple of greeting cards. In this simple still life photography tutorial we show you how to set up and light your own ring heart shadows from the comfort of your living room.

Still life photography ideas: how to instantly age props

Still life photography: how to instantly age props

There’s no better place for great still life photography than your own kitchen. However, the problem with using utensils and other items from your kitchen is that they’re often too shiny and new to give your image that nostalgia that works so well with still life photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you a quick way to instantly age your props. And this isn’t a tutorial for kids or the feint of heart.

10 amazing still life photography ideas you should try right now

10 amazing still life photography ideas: use colour

Struggling for new photography projects to keep your portfolio ticking over? This time of year it can be difficult to motivate yourself to get outside and shoot. Lucky for you we’ve compiled these 10 amazing still life photography ideas you can shoot at home… for free… without getting cold. Sound good?

Fine art photography: what you need to shoot amazing photo projects at home

Fine art photography: what you need to shoot amazing photo projects at home

Why shoot fine art photography? Easy. It’s the sheer pleasure you get from creating, shooting and post-producing fine art photos at home, especially as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in.

In this fine art photography tutorial we’ll show you how to find, set up and shoot amazing still life photography subjects at home at no cost.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a digital pinhole – and make it telephoto

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a digital pinhole - and then make it telephoto

Do you fancy a fun project that will reinvigorate your inner artist? Our latest DIY Photography Hacks post takes you step by step through making a digital pinhole camera by bringing a low-tech homemade pinhole ‘lens’ to your high-tech DSLR! This is photography at its most basic.

Food photography made easy: professional tips you can easily digest

Food photography made easy: professional tips you can easily digest

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, we serve up food photography tips you can use to shoot stunning still life photography with minimal fuss.

9 creative photo ideas to try in January 2013

9 creative photo ideas to try in January: shoot still life photography with food from your fridge

To kick off 2013, we have some excellent new photo ideas for January that will have you playing with light, perspective – even your food!

This month our list covers fun projects like clever bokeh effects, seasonal flora and fauna, not to mention some still life photography we guarantee you haven’t tried before.