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    9 creative photo ideas to try in December

    | Inspire | 01/12/2012 02:00am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in December

    As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination. Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by photographers who are experts in these fields.

    For December we aim to have you experiment with some of the more abstract elements of photography, like bokeh effects, surrealist portraits and capture intriguing shapes in close-up still life photography – while revisiting some of the classic rules of photo composition, like the Rule of Thirds.

    Smoke photography: a simple set-up for atmospheric still lifes

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 12/11/2012 16:30pm
    Smoke photography: a simple set-up for atmospheric still lifes

    Shooting smoke photography is challenging: it’s unpredictable and constantly changing, so you never quite know what you’re going to get. But that’s half of the attraction, because when you get it right the shapes and forms you capture have an organic quality that is almost impossible to recreate.

    Pictures of ferns: master your plant photography skills with this one subject

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 11/11/2012 14:00pm
    Pictures of ferns: master your plant photography skills with this one subject

    You don’t have to be a botanist to enjoy pictures of ferns. The ancient plants are strikingly beautiful and a wonder to photograph. Our easy to follow tutorial shows how it’s done.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a lightbox using a window and paper

    | Photography Tips | 08/11/2012 02:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a lightbox using a window and paper - step 6

    In the latest installment of our DIY Photography Hacks series, we show you a very simple way to make a lightbox for your still life photography by hanging common greaseproof paper from a window.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in November

    | Inspire | 01/11/2012 01:00am
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    9 creative photo ideas to try in NovemberAs part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination.

    For November we aim to have you out and about honing your night photography skills by shooting cityscapes at dusk, far away galaxies, the depths of the earth and everything in between!

    Photography effects: bending light to make magical colours

    | Photography Tips | 30/10/2012 17:35pm
    Photography effects: bending light to make magical colours

    Refraction patterns made by bending light through glass objects can produce stunning photography effects without any photo editing required. Here’s a really simple way to achieve the effect at home.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in October

    | Photography Tips | 02/10/2012 15:00pm
    9 creative photo ideas to try in October

    As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination.

    Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by photographers who are experts in these fields.

    For October we aim to have you capitalize on light and shade, infrared imaging and several other perspective-altering ideas.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a macro studio with paper and table lamps

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 13/09/2012 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a macro studio - Step 1

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we appeal to macro lovers everywhere and show you how to make a simple tabletop studio from paper and lamps.

    Still life photography ideas: distress your shots by adding textures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/09/2012 19:00pm
    Still life photography ideas: create distressed photos

    Have you ever felt that photos viewed straight out of the camera look and feel a little flat, and lacking in emotion? Here, we’ll show you one of our favourite still life photography ideas: how to capture a stunning and simple still life using just natural light. Then we’ll combine it with a texture before converting it to black and white – quickly transforming your shot from ordinary to extraordinary.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in September

    | Inspire | 01/09/2012 02:00am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in September

    As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination.

    Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by photographers who are experts in these fields.

    For September we aim to have you capitalize on the splendid late-summer light and splashes of brilliant colour. Our photo ideas will have you snapping verywhere from pool-side to the helm of a boat!