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.

Photography rules shoot at midday

Rules help us take better pictures, but blind devotion can result in clichéd pictures. James Paterson suggests a few ways to break free

Drone photography

Interested in drone photography for landscapes but don’t know where to begin? James Paterson gets you off the ground with his practical starter guide

Food photography is much more than close-ups of beautifully lit and styled food, or restaurant interiors. As award-winning food photographer Mark Benham explains, it’s also…

Portrait tips

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

street photography

For successful street shots give zone focusing a go, think about your angle of view and lens choice, and keep an eye out for interesting…

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…