Technique

Photography tips and techniques from professionals and industry experts to help you continue improving your work.

Whether you’re looking for wildlife photography tips or more interested in portrait photography, our articles and guides will help spark ideas for experimentation, guide you on how to capture the best light and point you in the direction of photography projects to boost your portfolio.

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  • Tips on how to photograph summer birds

    Tips on how to photograph summer birds

    June 22, 2018

    With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst

  • Top macro flower photography tips

    Top macro flower photography tips

    June 8, 2018

    Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips

  • Top tips for printing photos at home

    Top tips for printing photos at home

    May 25, 2018

    The type and number of inks, and what you lay them on, can have a massive effect on photo-printing quality. Matthew Richards shows you how to make your images look good on paper

  • Video: Classic lighting set-ups you should know

    Video: Classic lighting set-ups you should know

    May 11, 2018

    With modern LED lighting it's easier than ever to create classic lighting set-ups for portraiture. Check out our behind-the-scenes video with portrait pro James Paterson, to see how it's done

  • Photography rules worth breaking

    Photography rules worth breaking

    May 11, 2018

    Rules help us take better pictures, but blind devotion can result in clichéd pictures. James Paterson suggests a few ways to break free

  • Wildlife watch: Nightingales

    Wildlife watch: Nightingales

    April 27, 2018

    These migratory birds arrive in Britain for spring, says Paul Hobson. Once heard, the song of the nightingale is never forgotten

  • Top tips for 2018: Wildlife photography

    Top tips for 2018: Wildlife photography

    April 24, 2018

    It’s important to plan and understand your subject, reveal background texture to add context to a picture, and nail the exposure and focusing. Learn from the pros

  • Drone photography tips for beginners

    Drone photography tips for beginners

    April 23, 2018

    Interested in drone photography for landscapes but don’t know where to begin? James Paterson gets you off the ground with his practical starter guide

  • RPS: A day of distinction

    RPS: A day of distinction

    April 22, 2018

    Wondering how good your photography really is? A distinction, such as those offered by the RPS, can be a good benchmark. Geoff Harris finds out more

  • Macro photography lighting tips

    Macro photography lighting tips

    April 20, 2018

    Light is key to revealing intricate details of tiny subjects. Macro specialist Colleen Slater shares her top tips and lighting techniques

  • Still-life photography tips

    Still-life photography tips

    April 12, 2018

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

  • Insect macro photography tips

    Insect macro photography tips

    April 6, 2018

    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