Technique

Photography how-to, tips and advice

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7 Top Tips for Shooting Autumn Colour

    1. Use Reflections Use the reflective power of water to exploit autumn colour, shooting either in calm weather for a mirror-like reflection or breezy conditions for a more impressionistic look. The most vivid reflections of trees occur when…

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Nature Tips

Here are some of the best ways to capture naturally beautiful images...

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Landscape Tips

Explore the options when shooting stunning scenery using these 12 top tips...

Use Soft Lighting:
Hard, high-contrast lighting enhances texture so is fine for showing the character in wrinkly old men, but is otherwise usually a no-no for portraiture. For flattering results, especially of women, use soft diffused lighting. With natural light this means shade or overcast skies. Indoors, shoot near a north-facing window, or a large white wall, or use a light source diffused by a reflector or softbox.

Portrait Tips

Create memorable, flattering photographs using our portrait guide...

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Action Tips

Make sure you’re up to speed on how best to capture those sporting moments...

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Lighting Tips

Shedding light on creative techniques to use and how to avoid common pitfalls...

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Improve Your Workstation

There are plenty of ways to improve the performance of your digital darkroom, from the hardware you use to the processes you put in place. This will ensure your time isn’t wasted while you’re waiting for your computer to catch…

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Lens Tips

The best advice to focus on when it comes to choosing and using lenses...