Amateur Photographer

still-life photography

Still-life photography leaves nothing to chance. Tim Clinch explains how to maximise the potential of this classical and underused genre of photography

Macro insects and bugs

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of insects and bugs. Ross Hoddinott gives his top tips

Garden tips

Claire Takacs shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of your garden

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 about people

Getting best from printers

What you see isn’t always what you get in the translation between screen and print. Matthew Richards reveals how to make your prints charming

Portrait tips

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

Lion, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Pushing his equipment to the limit, Ian Plant has mastered the art of low-light wildlife imagery. He reveals the stories behind some of his most successful shots

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 reflections

Travel photography

Some important aspects of travel photography include working with the right light, heading out at optimum shooting times and ensuring accurate focusing. Check out the expert tips for this genre

landscape photography

Our experts highlight the importance of working with available weather and light conditions, planning ahead, shooting with JPEGs and getting the maximum depth of field

It’s not all that often a new camera appears on the market that does something we haven’t seen before. But by squeezing an APS-C sensor into a fixed-zoom compact camera,…