Photo insight

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    February 28, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton recounts the moment he took this picture of a demonstrator at the G8 summit in Scotland, and explains the importance of remaining impartial when photographing highly charged action

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    February 28, 2011

    Heather Angel recounts how she took this image of a gentian flower using natural light and fill flash, and explains how, even in macro photography, you must sometimes improvise

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    February 28, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton explains how he created this dramatic image of an Orangeman in Northern Ireland using natural light and an atmospheric sky

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    January 18, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton explains why his most challenging assignments aren’t always under threat of violence, but rather in capturing someone famous in a unique way – the Queen, in particular

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    January 17, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton explains how to compose your subjects prominently and why post-production challenges the integrity of an image.

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    January 17, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton discusses the delicate nature of photographing a paramilitary funeral in Northern Ireland when tensions are high.

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    December 29, 2010

    Heather Angel explains how she captured this impressive-looking eastern water dragon by shooting through a glass tank using flash

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    December 29, 2010

    Cathal McNaughton explains why personal projects offer creative and emotional respite from shooting conflicts, and how getting the lighting right in-camera will give your image more punch

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    December 23, 2010

    Heather Angel explains how she created these kaleidoscopic images of a wax plant using a lightbox and an old ornamental ashtray

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    November 17, 2010

    Heather Angel explains how she used two studio flashes to capture this image of catkins bursting with pollen

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    November 12, 2010

    Photo Insight - Heather Angel explains how she constructed a water tank at home and used a darkfield illumination technique to capture this image of a cluster of trout alevins

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    November 12, 2010

    Photo Insight - Heather Angel explains how a run-in with a hyacinth macaw in Brazil led to an unexpected close-up image that is bursting with colour.

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    August 4, 2010

    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.