Photo appraisal: Tulips

Expert advice and tips on improving your photography from Damien Demolder. He gives his appraisal of Tulips by Marie Brook-Smith and offers advice on how it might be improved.

Rock steady: image stabilisation explained

From holding their breath to leaning against walls, photographers have lots of tricks for getting sharp images when they’re handholding their cameras. Thanks to technology their images could be sharper still, however. Most camera systems have some form of stabilisation…

Photo appraisal: Sunset Seal on Beachy Head

Expert advice and tips on improving your photography from Damien Demolder. He gives his appraisal of Sunset Seal by Ashley Hemsley and offers advice on how it might be improved.

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Improving sharpness

Trying to rescue an out-of-focus picture post-capture often leads to disappointment. Luckily, there is plenty you can do before you release the shutter to ensure super-sharp results

Photo appraisal: Bluebells

Expert advice and tips on improving your photography from Damien Demolder. He gives his appraisal of Bluebells by Kieran Roberts and offers advice on how it might be improved.

Painting with light

Painting with light is nothing new: in fact, the technique can be seen in an image dating back to 1889, when Étienne-Jules Marey and Georges Demeny attached incandescent bulbs to the joints of an assistant and made an exposure while…

Using the Canon Camera Connect app

The introduction of Wi-fi into Canon’s DSLRs and PowerShot models has opened up new possibilities when it comes to shooting and sharing our images.

Terence Donovan: Portraits

Through his photography, Terence Donovan captured the 1960s’ spirit like nobody else, photo historian Robin Muir tells David Clark

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Sports photography: Fever pitch

In 1966, Gerry Cranham photographed the World Cup final in colour. Fifty years on, he speaks to Richard Sibley about what it was like to shoot the most important football game ever played in this country

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One Million Photographers competition

If you’re keen to not only get your images seen but also stand a chance to win a hefty cash prize for your trouble, then One Million Photographers could be the competition for you. Competition founder Martin Kimchi tells Oliver…

10 ways to get over a creative block

It happens to us all at some stage. We head out with a camera, fully intent on taking some great photographs, only to return home with an empty memory card feeling deflated and confused. It’s the photographic equivalent of writer’s…

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Take better landscape images

Landscape photography is one of the most popular and widely practised branches of photography, and with good reason: the UK is home to numerous national parks and thousands of square miles of truly stunning countryside, much of which is easily…

City sights: black & white modern architecture

The city, like any landscape, can be a photographic safari. The sweeping skylines and intricate details of the streets can be utilised to create images that are at once familiar yet at times strangely alien. If you look through any…