Most digital cameras these day have a feature often known as a film simulation mode that allows you to take control over the colour of your images, even when shooting raw files. These film simulation modes are designed to boost colours and range in their scope from an overall lift in saturation to targeting specific…
Mustering the courage to photograph strangers on the street can be challenging for any photographer. In these expert street photography tips you’ll learn how to find the confidence to ask people if you can take their picture.
What are Photoshop Adjustment Layers Photoshop Adjustment Layers offer a way to apply adjustments such as Curves, Levels and Hue Saturation amongst others in a non-destructive and reversible way. An adjustment layer can be altered or deleted at any time, unlike the direct application of an adjustment to an image layer. The end result of…
There are a lot of tools built into your camera these days, such as Focus Peaking, that are designed to help you focus manually with greater precision, but for the purposes of this tutorial I’m going to go right back to basics and explain how to switch your camera to manual focus.
DJI’s Spark caused quite a stir when it was announced earlier this year. A drone aimed at people who have never flown a drone before, the Spark aims to bring unmanned aircraft into the mainstream. One of the signature features of the DJI Spark is its Hand Gesture mode, which allows users to control the…
Action Camera Finders' Martin Toole takes a look at the decision-making process when it comes to selecting your next action camera. What are you using your camera for at the moment and what things do you have in mind for future videos and imagery? I needed slow motion at 1080p, waterproof and a screen; you may…
You’ve probably learned about the Rule of Thirds, but once you’ve been shooting for a little while it’s time to start using a few more advanced photo composition aids that will help you take your photography to the next level.
The autofocusing systems on modern cameras typically do a good job of quickly bringing subjects into focus, but they’re certainly not perfect. Take a look at these solutions to common focusing problems.
Today's digital camera's are highly tuned with advanced automatic metering and colour balance. However despite the huge steps forward in technology if you want to get colour right in camera then you'll need to ensure that your camera is correctly calibrated. X-Rite specialise in a range or colour calibration tools for stills and video and…
A photo portfolio is a classic chicken and egg situation – you can’t get new work as your portfolio isn’t big enough, but you can’t expand your portfolio without getting more work. Here are some simple tips to get you started.
You might be solely a stills photographer, but 4K resolution, the new standard in video, is increasingly changing the way we capture still images. In this primer we answer the question, ‘What is 4K video’ and explain why it’s such a big deal.
Drone photography, like still photography, takes preparation—if not more so. In this guest post, Mike Brewer, VP and GM of Lexar, highlights some of the items any aspiring drone pilot needs to check off their list before take-off.
Sometimes a tripod simply isn’t possible, whether it’s because you’re on unstable ground, the side of a mountain or you simply didn’t want to carry it! These are our favourite camera settings for shooting landscapes without a tripod.
Recently we caught up with Lexar, who answered some of the common questions we hear from photographers about memory cards, such as what are memory card class ratings, what is the difference between SD vs SDHC vs SDXC cards and many more.
By Serban Enache, CEO and Co-Founder of Dreamstime Stock photography used to involve a laborious process to find adequate images and involved steps that seem foreign to a 2017 consumer. A buyer would go to a stock agency, ask for an image, and then have a waiting period as the agency’s staff would look through…
Shooting at night presents all sorts of challenges, and unless you bring a tripod with you on every low-light shoot, photographers typically need to increase their camera’s ISO setting in order to get a shutter speed fast enough to shoot handheld. But which ISO setting should you use at night?
Flummoxed by flowers? Here are four sure-fire ways to add instant impact to your flower images. And there’s nothing fancy or complex here; these are all quick in-camera fixes and different ways of thinking about an image that will cost you nothing!
The end of the financial year is upon us and, for many working pros, this means we’ve just emerged from a long sojourn in the world of corporate photography. February and March are the season of the elusive ‘annual report’ – that wonderful job where clients will pay a decent amount of money to have…
Photography is an expensive hobby, but like anything there are bargains to be had on new cameras, lenses and accessories if you know where to look and – perhaps most importantly – when to go looking for them.
Browsing through your images is a great reminder of just how much you’ve grown as a photographer, and, likewise, if you’ve hit a slump in your picture taking, this can be a great way to pull yourself out of it.
Most photographers fall into photography simply because they love taking pictures. How many of you see yourself as an artist, an artisan that creates photographic stories for the walls of those you have captured?
In the first of a new series of guest blog posts, Catherine Connor of Aspire Photography Training explains how to find inspiration when building your photographic business. It's sometimes nice to start off with a quote that perhaps sets the tone and theme for the thread within this educational offering. Being a creative artist is…
From the cloud to innovative new external hard drives, there are plenty of photo storage options for photographers to choose from. But how much space do you really need for your archive? We run the numbers and show you how to tell…
Portrait photography is something every photographer does, even if your real passion is landscapes. Ever photographed your children around the Christmas tree? Your family at a relative's wedding? Guess what: you're a portrait photographer. We often take our people pictures for granted, but there are several portrait photography tips and tricks that the pros use to…
What are white balance settings? Every digital camera has what is called a white balance system that aims to adjust the colours to produce accurate whites according to the light conditions in which you are photographing. Basically, your white balance system is trying to ensure that your images look how they did when you saw them.
Many people think you can only achieve shallow depth-of-field effects with full-frame cameras and fast lenses. While these, of course, help, the truth is you can make images with shallow depth of field whether your camera is a smartphone or a compact. And you can even do it without resorting to Photoshop trickery!
There are some rules, methods and ways of working that stand out because they can help you improve your images whether you like to shoot landscapes, portraits or even macro photography. Put these nine photography tips to use and you’ll start seeing instant benefits in your images.
These menu tweaks and techniques won’t make your camera’s battery last forever, but they can buy you extra time. What’s more, it’s always useful to know which of your camera’s functions use the most battery power!
What is this back button focus that you may have heard other photographers talking about? In this post we’ll demystify the feature on most cameras that allows you to take more control over your images for sharper results.
The start of a new year is a great time to kick off resolutions. In this guest post, the team at Jessops shares their best New Year's resolutions for photographers to help you set some photography-related promises that’ll see you taking even better pictures by the end of the coming 12 months. 01 Try a…
Silhouettes and graphical images can be very striking when done well, but for most of us, most of the time, it’s the finer detail that draws a viewer into a photograph. In this tutorial we show you several simple ways to add detail to photos.
With a field of view of 170 degrees and a fish eye, the small GoPro lens can capture a huge amount. So while you might not be sure of exactly what it’s capturing, after a couple of sessions you should have a good idea.
Take advantage of the season’s gastronomic delights with your camera and you might win a Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Award. Find out how with our guide to photographing food this Christmas.
Finding badgers is half the battle, but new technical issues present themselves once you see them and have the opportunity to take pictures. Our guide explains all you need to know to photograph badgers.
An anti-aliasing filter – also known as an optical low pass filter (OLPF) – is a small filter that sits over the image sensor in your camera and it’s job is to avoid interference patterns from spoiling images.
Most of us get the concept of flash photography and know what to expect when you enable the pop-up flash on your camera. But taking a flashgun off-camera is often uncharted waters. We explain how it works.
Depth of field in photography is, quite simply, the area within the image that appears in focus, and controlling depth of field is one of the most powerful tools you have as a photographer in determining the look and feel of your image
Low Key lighting is more than just taking a picture of something against a black background. In this excellent video tutorial for Adorama TV, photographer Gavin Hoey explains how to shoot a low-key portrait.
The fragility of SD cards does expose them to certain risks, and in this tutorial, David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International, suggests six best practices photographers should follow to ensure they don’t lose those precious moments they’ve captured.
While there’s no match for a gorgeous summer sunset, there are some quick ways to get stronger colours in your images. Here we show you how to improve the colour in your photos using tried and tested techniques that any photographer can achieve.
What is spot metering, you might be asking yourself if you are new to photography? Spot metering is a great camera feature that can save your exposure if you are shooting a subject against a dark or light background.
We’re certain you’ll make instant improvements to your photography with these 9 techniques. These are simple methods and time-savers you can incorporate into your daily routine that will soon become instinctual, making you a better, more confident photographer.
Winter may not seem like the ideal time to visit the beach, but for photographers it’s one of the better times of year to capture dramatic coastal photography. Likewise, lakes and ponds and rivers also offer plenty of opportunities to blur water to create a sense of movement in your images. In this quick tutorial…
But is the ease of cropping photos these days really such a good thing? I’d argue, no. While cropping photos is a good way to rescue an image, you don’t want it to become a crutch. Here are four reasons why you should limit the amount of cropping you do.
If you’ve ever dreamed of taking a photo holiday in Iceland but were unsure what to expect, this series of brilliant videos takes you on a tour through some of the most iconic locations for landscape photographers.
Sure, baby photography can be greatly enjoyable, but we’ve all been in that touchy spot teetering on frustration. Wouldn’t it be nice to forgo some of that stress? These 49 fabulous baby photography tips and tricks will hopefully remove some of your tension.