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Master your Lightroom workflow

Many of us are hamstrung by chaotic image libraries. Maybe you started with a sloppy folder structure years ago and now you’re too far down the rabbit hole to change things, perhaps you’ve given yourself a free pass with the…

Panasonic Silkypix Developer Studio SE

If you don’t want to use a third-party software package like Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom when you buy a Panasonic camera, the solution is to install Panasonic Silkypix Developer Studio SE. Currently on version 8, this has all the tools…

Get the most from Nik Collection 3

Considering the future of the Nik Collection was in doubt only three years ago, this well-loved software suite has come along way since it was acquired by DXO from Google (never a particularly good fit). There has been a steady…

To test the latest version of Olympus Image Share app, we paired our smartphone with the OM-D E-M5 Mark III

Olympus OI Share: Connect your Olympus camera to your phone

For and against + 20-million-pixel JPEG transferred in 10 secs (Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III + iPhone XS) + iOS and Android + Supports raw file transfer + Extremely straightforward to use and intuitively designed + Touch AF – Requires…

Focus stacking enables us to produce high-quality images with a greater depth of field.

Focus stacking: How to achieve pin sharp macro shots

Geraint Radford  Geraint is an Olympus ambassador with a love for macro photography. He hopes that his images may inspire others to care for insects. He regularly posts videos and tips on Instagram. Find him at @geraintradfordmacro Macro photography lets…

Plastic not so fantastic

Take a quick glance at Mandy Barker’s stunning work and you’ll see a thing of beauty. But the truth behind these incredible shots is a sad testament to humanity’s impact on the planet and its oceans. Mandy has been working…

Eco friendly photography: Treading lightly

Recent events have triggered our survival instincts, encouraging us to focus on basics such as obtaining food, seeking shelter, and protecting our finances and health. But while we have been concentrating on our primitive needs, nature has been enjoying a…

This image has been altered with a bespoke profile setting in Lightroom that was designed to warm up the tone of the image and create a stylised effect - Adobe Lightroom presets and profiles

How to use Lightroom presets & profiles

For the photographer on the go, Adobe Lightroom presets and profiles are an easy and fast way to stylise an image. Essentially, they are a prearranged set of adjustments that can alter anything from the overall tone of your image to…

How to build your own photography website

If you’ve always wanted to create a photography website then now might be the perfect time to do so. It’s an ideal task for those stuck at home and, with a host of beginner-friendly website builders to choose from, it’s…

Pallavi, a Bikers for Good shot taken by the ‘superhumans’

Unsung Hero: Mohit Ahuja

Many people with various physical and mental challenges find photography a hugely beneficial and therapeutic pursuit, a subject we have covered widely in AP. Getting paid for your photography is another matter. So, we’re really happy to be celebrating the…

connect your panasonic camera to your phone with the panasonic lumix sync app

Panasonic Lumix Sync: How to connect your camera to your phone

Like other manufacturers, Panasonic launched a new connectivity app along with its latest generation of mirrorless cameras. As per the earlier Panasonic Image App, the new Panasonic Lumix Sync allows for remote camera control and wireless image transfer between current…

Still-life photography: A moment of stillness

There is something incredibly soothing about still life photography. When the world outside feels out of control, simply arranging objects in an aesthetically pleasing way can be a real tonic for the soul. This genre of photography is great for…

The Minolta 110 Zoom SLR - 110 film cameras

110 Film Cameras: SLRs, non-reflex and novelty cameras

Back in 1963 Kodak introduced the Instamatic system with a cartridge film called 126. It was a great success and remained so until, in 1972, the photo giant did it again with a new range of cameras called Pocket Instamatics.…

Eurasian sparrowhawk - how to photograph wildlife from a hide

How to Photograph Wildlife From a Hide

Most of us are familiar with that fleeting moment when a sparrowhawk weaving through the washing line and over the fence both arrives and is gone quicker than you can say its name. But view one up close and you…

No ordinary cowboy

‘I love Robert Capa’s war photography and I think of these boys in this daredevil way, almost like they’re going into battle. If they were born at a different time, they’d be going off to war to prove themselves instead…

Going it on foot: Top tips for shooting locally

For a year now I’ve been going for regular local photo walks. I had been writing about my experiences in order to encourage people to do the same. Then Covid-19 happened. With the present virus lockdown we’ve all had to…