Avoid the cliches

How to avoid clichés in your photography

Bagging an iconic landscape is great for many photographers, but knowing when to explore alternatives is vital for expressing identity as an artist, says David Clapp

Arctic terns

Wildlife watch: Arctic terns

Capture Arctic terns during the summer when they are nesting at one of many seabird colonies in the UK, says Oscar Dewhurst

Andrew Fusek Peters frog spawn

How photography can heal your life

Following last year’s feature on how photography can help with mental health, Geoff Harris finds more stories that reveal the therapeutic power of image making

Wildlife photo ethics

Be a more ethical wildlife photographer

The welfare of wildlife is far more important than any photograph. Paul Hobson explains all you need to know about the ethics and laws surrounding wildlife photography

Elgol

Location guide: Elgol

A location that could spring from the pages of The Lord of the Rings, Elgol is a magnet for landscape photographers, says Dave Fieldhouse

Mastering layers

Master layers in Elements

Get to grips with this cornerstone of photo editing. James Paterson shows you how layers can be used for all kinds of techniques and effects