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.

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.

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.