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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 start a camera collection

    How to start a camera collection

    February 3, 2021

    Discover the basics of starting a camera collection, with practical advice and buying tips - it's a great project for the lockdown as you can often shop online. Vintage camera expert John Wade is your guide

  • Raw vs JPEG: which is best for you?

    Raw vs JPEG: which is best for you?

    February 2, 2021

    JPEGs offer the ultimate in convenience while raw files have more data, but there’s a bit more to file format choice than that. Angela Nicholson explains the key points

  • Long exposure problems fixed

    Long exposure problems fixed

    January 31, 2021

    Having trouble getting your long exposures right? We explain how to avoid common pitfalls in a variety of situations, including landscapes and star trails

  • Large-format magic

    Large-format magic

    January 28, 2021

    With dripping wet plates and trays of black coffee, Patrick Van den Branden strives to make magical portraits through old and new photographic processes, as Damien Demolder discovers

  • How to market yourself as a photographer

    How to market yourself as a photographer

    January 26, 2021

    However good your skills as a photographer, or good your camera equipment, you will have far less impact if you have a low profile. Jon Devo shares some personal experiences and expert tips to help you promote yourself

  • Low light photography tips

    Low light photography tips

    January 21, 2021

    Three top photographers reveal the techniques they use to get great shots in low light - including performance photography, when it can start up again

  • How to focus manually – top 20 tips

    How to focus manually – top 20 tips

    December 28, 2020

    Whether you have a manual focus-only lens or want to improve your manual focussing skills generally, we can help. Learn how to focus manually with these 20 essential tips from a wide-range of photographers.

  • How to get started with vlogging

    How to get started with vlogging

    December 15, 2020

    Vlogging can be fun as well as big business. We reveal what kit you need and how to get started, whether you want to become a YouTube star or just find an online outlet for your creativity

  • Night photography with distinction

    Night photography with distinction

    October 28, 2020

    Peter Benson, who recently got a distinction for his night photography shots from the RPS, shares some of the secrets of stunning urban images after dark

  • Get great shots with vintage lenses

    Get great shots with vintage lenses

    October 26, 2020

    Who needs to buy a brand new lens anyway? Often, picking up a vintage lens can add a whole new look to your photography - six photographers tell us how

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