Tips and techniques on developing great camera skills, including how to carry out the basic photography techniques, advanced camera skills, and a range of other great advice about improving your photography skills.

Portrait tips

Entice yourself to shoot portraits by experimenting with different materials, sculpting your portraits, adding flare and more, using our experts’ top tips

photograph stars

It’s an exciting challenge to take on a dark, star-filled night as a photographer. Grab your last chance to shoot the Milky Way in landscapes…

Lens flare

It gets a bad rap, but flare can be used to tell a story or enhance the summery mood of landscapes and portraits. Jeremy Walker…

Pentax camera

What if you could get even more out of your Pentax camera? Matt Golowczynski is your expert guide to realising its potential

Panasonic customisation secrets

Panasonic has gone to great lengths to make its Lumix models customisable, says Matt Golowczynski. You can now improve AF selection, zooming, and so much…

Shutterstock freelensing

In today's Quick Tips, we're looking into getting lovely defocused effects by freelensing. Enjoy the sunshine and get creative!

Andrew Whyte - Light Painting

Anything from cheap fairy lights to paint rollers can be used as a light painting tool, says Andrew Whyte, and the results are quite dazzling.…