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Guide to split-level photography

Split-level photography captures images both above and below the water. AP talks to three photographers who explore these dual worlds

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How to master soft-focus photography

A soft-focus effect is usually associated with ‘romantic’ portraits or early glamour shots. However, to see this effect purely in those limiting ways would be to miss out on a very creative tool. Many photographers from the past have employed…

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Oliver Curtis Q&A: Looking the other way

Over the last four years, Oliver Curtis has visited some of the world's most famous buildings, monuments and landmarks to take pictures... facing the 'wrong' direction. We chat to him about his photo-project, titled 'Volte-face', and the importance of looking…

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Get creative with motion blur

While blur is a pain when you want to keep all aspects of a shot pin sharp, such as an image of a sweeping landscape or formal portrait, it’s a creative tool when used deliberately. There’s something about the controlled…

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Light painting: How to paint with light

Using the simplest means and methods, Eric Paré collaborated with Kim henry to create light-painting images of outstanding beauty. he talks to Amy Davies

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Bluffing gig shots: tips for great concert photography

If you’re into photography and music, the chance to shoot a live concert ticks two big boxes. Gig photography isn’t easy, though, and even pros have to work under tough conditions. Often they can only stay in the photo pit…

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Shallow depth of field portraiture

Photographer Phil Sharp explains how shallow depth of field can add an extra dimension to your portrait photography. He talks to Oliver Atwell

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Wildlife watch: hedgehogs

Paul Hobson explains why the hedgehog, that large prickly ball that snuffles through the undergrowth, makes a great subject

‘Kranjska Gora, Slovenia’. For this shot, Guy used a high-quality wideangle zoom lens and a middle aperture of f/11 to achieve maximum quality. He manually focused using live view

How to shoot sharp like a pro

Leading landscape and wildlife photographer Guy Edwardes talks to Geoff Harris about how to make blur and camera shake a thing of the past

You can create Impressionistic shots of flowing water where the whole image is a pleasing blur

Introducing blur and movement in your images

Movement has always played a big part in my landscape photography. The ripples in a river, waves crashing on the shore and the wind in the trees all serve to create an element of abstraction, from the subtle movement of…

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Photo appraisal: Tulips

Expert advice and tips on improving your photography from Damien Demolder. He gives his appraisal of Tulips by Marie Brook-Smith and offers advice on how it might be improved.

Shooting at 1/8sec has blurred the movement of the pedestrian but the stabilisation system has helped keep the surroundings sharp

Rock steady: image stabilisation explained

From holding their breath to leaning against walls, photographers have lots of tricks for getting sharp images when they’re handholding their cameras. Thanks to technology their images could be sharper still, however. Most camera systems have some form of stabilisation…