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A single light source can produce striking results when used creatively

The magic of using just one light

Lighting techniques have been around far longer than photography. The basics of photography may have been formulated in the early 1800s, but photographic lighting principles have long been influenced by the great artists and painters dating back to centuries before.…

Andrew Mason kingfisher in motion

Wildlife watch: Kingfishers

With their bright blue-and-orange plumage, it’s easy to see why kingfishers make such great photographic subjects, says Andrew Mason

Patiently waiting for the train to pass

Michal Huniewicz on his photographic trip through North Korea

There’s something about North Korea that fascinates us. Bookshelves strain under the weight of volumes written by political analysts, curious journalists and the few who have escaped the clutches of the country’s grip. We’ve also been fortunate to see a…

Listen to the audio using headphones while observing the audio input levels on the LCD screen

Recording sound with your Nikon DSLR

If you’ve ever watched Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster Jaws you’ll know that the greatest shark presence in the movie is not the 25ft fibreglass fish surfacing from the water, but the film score by John Williams. Watch the movie with your…

After: Darkening the overall image means we now know where to look

Photo appraisal: Taxi

Expert advice and tips on improving your photography from Damien Demolder. He gives his appraisal of Taxi by Tomy Nurseta Widyadi and offers advice on how it might be improved.


14 top tips for photographing summer

Ask any decent photographer to nominate his or her favourite season and chances are not a single one will mention summer. Autumn, with its fiery colours and stormy light, is probably the firm favourite, followed by the lushness of spring…

Muriwai, New Zealand. Live view is useful for composing landscape scenes, especially in low light when the image on the screen is easier to see than that through the viewfinder.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L at 29mm, 30 seconds @ f/8, ISO 100

Using Live View on your Canon DSLR

Live view is one of the more important features introduced by Canon into its EOS cameras over the past decade. For a start, the technology behind it enables Movie Mode. This in turn sparked a revolution in the way that…

After: In this version, the shadows have been lifted, and a car added to tell a story about the scene

Photo appraisal: Road at sunset

Expert advice and tips on improving your photography from Damien Demolder. He gives his appraisal of Road at Sunset by Lisa Elwen and offers advice on how it might be improved.

9th Rifle Brigade

View from the frontline at the Somme

Perhaps a recurring theme across most war photography is the fact that much of it is captured by outsiders. So often the images we see are taken by journalists or freelancers who have taken themselves to the conflict in order…