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Expert advice

Tips and techniques on a range of photography skills, and advice from experts on specific photography techniques.

  • How to shoot live music

    How to shoot live music

    November 19, 2012

    IIt’s about as testing a subject as you can get, says Mat Gallagher, but the results are the reward. Live-music photography is a testing subject, as composition, lighting and focus are always changing, and often with very little light to play with...

  • Four tips for better phone photos

    Four tips for better phone photos

    November 12, 2012

    The best camera is the one you have with you, which these days is probably on your phone. It’s no substitute for a DSLR, but the best ones are pretty good and with care you can get great results. Nigel Atherton gives a few pointers…

  • Printed products

    Printed products

    November 8, 2012

    Don’t leave your images languishing on your computer. We suggest ways you can show them off instead...

  • 11 ways to make an impact with your shots

    11 ways to make an impact with your shots

    October 29, 2012

    In a world saturated with imagery, your pictures have just a couple of seconds to make an impact. Most of the time it’s down to the photographer to work a little harder to sprinkle a touch of magic dust and create something special. Luckily, there are many ways to do this, from the use of light to the choice of composition. Here are a few ideas...

  • How to Make Your Own Lens Hood

    How to Make Your Own Lens Hood

    October 8, 2012

    A hood is a key accessory for any lens, protecting it and helping to reduce flare. However, it is seldom included when you buy second-hand. Tim Coleman looks at a cost-effective DIY alternative

  • How to use Enlarger lenses

    How to use Enlarger lenses

    October 8, 2012

    Enlarger lenses are among the cheapest good-quality optics available, so they are great for using on your camera to create unique images. Richard Sibley explains how

  • 5 top tips for architecture photography

    5 top tips for architecture photography

    October 8, 2012

    Matt Golowczynski looks at five things anyone can try to improve their architecture photography, without the need for any specialist equipment...

  • How to shoot Autumn pictures

    How to shoot Autumn pictures

    September 20, 2012

    Autumn is the most photogenic season, so make the most of it by using our guide on how to shoot great Autumn pictures...

  • How to take stunning car racing images

    How to take stunning car racing images

    September 4, 2012

    Our guide to shooting car racing images offers advice on how to snap a fast moving car at an organized track, street or forest event...

  • Ten tips for summer photography

    Ten tips for summer photography

    August 14, 2012

    Check out our ten top tips for summer photography for some tips and inspiration to take great summer shots...

  • How to master indoor photography

    How to master indoor photography

    August 3, 2012

    In our indoor photography tips and advice, Nigel Atherton shows how to achieve evenly exposed interiors using multiple exposures, while Phil Hall explains how to blend them using layer masks...

  • Cityscape photography

    Cityscape photography

    July 25, 2011

    Many city dwellers never pay any attention to the buildings that surround them everyday. Barney Britton takes a fresh look at a familiar landmark - London's St Paul's Cathedral