New lens, thinner than a human hair, could ‘revolutionise’ optics

Scientists have developed a new lens that stretches just 2mm across and is finer than a human hair, which they believe will be able to greatly magnify nanoscale objects. Made of paint whitener, the so-called ‘metalenses’, are unlike traditional camera lenses that use curved discs of glass. Instead, the new metaleneses employ small pillars with…

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10 ways to photograph a lone tree

Whether a silhouette or a closely framed trunk full of detail, images of lone trees can convey a quiet sense of solitude and offer a more intimate view of the landscape. To help you add some variety to your landscape photography portfolio, below are 10 quick tips to help you choose your subjects, compose and set up your camera for striking photos of lone trees.

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How to sneak travel photography into your family holiday

As the photographer in your family, you’re probably quite used to your loved ones tutting behind you, hurrying you along while you explore every inch of a scene with your camera. And it’s even worse on holidays. We know. But we can also tell you that combining a family holiday with quality time with your…

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10 camera accessories every photographer needs

If you’ve upgraded to a mirrorless camera or DSLR and experience the freedom that having more creative control affords, it’s only natural that you’ll start thinking about adding more gear to your arsenal. Here are 10 essentials you should have on your list…

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