How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

In our most creative DIY Photography Hacks series post yet we show you how to use your iPad, tablet or laptop as a light source for illuminating portraits, still life set-ups, create shapes in catchlights, painting with light, making backgrounds in macro photography and even cross polarisation.

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.