The pellicle mirror

Geoffrey Crawley explains the process behind the pellicle mirror in Sony's new Alpha 33 and 55 cameras, and traces the history of an innovative design

Model Life

Model Life

Model and dioramas - Alternative landscapes

Photo Insight – Heather Angel

Photo Insight – Heather Angel

Photo Insight - Our new AP expert Heather Angel discusses how she captured this artful shot of a hoverfly and shares some useful tips on composition.

Graduated Neutral Density Filters

Graduated neutral density filters are essential tools for landsape photography. Angela Nicholson explains how to use them and puts six to the test.

All About Infrared

Geoffrey Crawley takes a detailed look at IR film and Efke IR 820 Aura in particular

In-camera Dynamic Range Optimisation

Most current DSLRs have a dynamic range optimisation function designed to help record detail that would otherwise be lost. Angela Nicholson investigatestheir impact and how they work

Fisheye Photography

Fisheye lenses are useful in confined spaces and are perfect for adding quirky drama to images. Angela Nicholson takes a look at the super-wide world

How to get creative with blur

Escalating sensitivity levels, fast shutter speeds and high continuous shooting rates seem to have given us an obsession with capturing sharp, detailed images, but a bit of creative blur can do wonders for your photography. We explain how to get…

Flower photography in the garden

It's a great time of year for photographing flowers and plants outside. In our flower photography article Angela Nicholson offers some tips and explains how a few household items can help you take great flower images

Taking pictures of the snow

Taking pictures of the snow

If you want to capture freshly fallen snow before it’s been trampled on, stick close to home, says Craig Roberts, as he shares his techniques for working in largely white landscapes

Last Resort Video – How to use lens blur

Last Resort Video – How to use lens blur

How to use lens blur to fix flaws in your digital images. This video shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop lens blur tool to draw attention back to the main subject of the image.

How to Set Up Your Own Darkroom

With many photographers switching exclusively to digital systems, there has never been a better time to do set up an inexpensive second-hand darkroom, as Gemma Padley discovered

David Cairns – Under fire

After 20 years with the Daily Express, David Cairns joined Today, Britain’s first national colour newspaper, in 1986 until it closed in 1996. He talks to Bob Aylott about four horrific days in Belfast and the picture that helped change…