DSLR Menu Guide

DSLR menus offer a bewildering list of options to control every facet of your picture taking. Get to grips with our DSLR menu guide

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Photography For Beginners: DSLR starter guide

Just bought your first DSLR camera? Don’t be intimidated, we will run you through all the things you need to know before you start shooting. The process of buying a new DSLR camera can be fraught with difficulties, be it…

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Indoor Home Studio

It’s cold outside, so why not turn your home into your own home studio and get creative without having to take your slippers off? The idea of still-life and studio photography can easily conjure up thoughts of complicated studio set-ups…

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How to Photograph Gardens

Looking back on our pick of the 2010 International Garden Photographer of the Year winners, we bring you a selection of top tips on how to photograph gardens that will have you creating great garden shots of your own in…

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Where to photograph trains

We have teamed up with the makers of Railway magazine to give you all the must-have information on where to photograph trains and how to get the best from your train and railway shots. Our location for where to photograph…

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Dean Chalkley Profile

In-demand portrait photographer Dean Chalkley shares his tips for success and reveals what’s inside his camera bag. With his images frequently gracing the likes of The Sunday Times, Dean Chalkley is a man in demand. But it’s for his shots…

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Top Tips for Photographing Mushrooms

A selection of top tips to help you better explore the intriguing world of mycology and improve your skills when photographing mushrooms. • Mushrooms are a classic autumn subject, but knowing exactly where to find them is not a precise…

Depth of Field Explained

Depth of Field Explained

Not sure how to utilise depth of field in your images? We explain everything you need to know in Depth of Field Explained

How to photograph with forced perspective

Chances are you've seen a forced perspective shot without even realizing it. The likes of Lord of the Rings and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind used the effect to create the illusion of objects being far larger, or smaller,…

Image Playback Menu

Once you've taken your picture, you may want to take a look at it, but there are other things you can do too, using your image playback menu, such as viewing EXIF data, the image histogram, shadow/highlights and much more...…

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Shooting winter landscapes

One of the UK's most prolific writers on nature photography, Niall Benvie presents his techniques and tips on capturing spectacular winter landscape photographs...

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DIY extension tube

Forget expensive macro accessories, you can make your own extension tube using items you may have lying around at home...

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How to manage your images

It is surprising just how quickly an image library can be built up to contain thousands of files, but here are a few things you can do to make your collection easier to manage...