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10 Tips for Taking Christmas Food Photos

As the nights draw in, and the weather outside becomes a little less forgiving, you can be forgiven for thinking that your photo opportunities are a little thin on the ground. Take a look around you though, and you’ll probably…

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Creative Photoshop: In a pickle

Sometimes it’s best to work alone and use yourself as a model, says Jane Long, so long as you don’t mind picking chickpeas out of your hair for hours...

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Quick tips: Photographing decay

In today's Quick Tips, we take a look at an often-overlooked aesthetic subject: decay. This winter, from abandoned buildings to decomposing flowers, here's how to get into photographing decay

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Quick tips: Use a beanbag

In today's Quick Tips, we look at the diminutive alternative to the trusty tripod - the beanbag. What's it all about?

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Autumn macro photography

Autumn is the perfect season to indulge in some close-up and macro photography, says Tracy Calder. So pack your bag and head out to the woods

7 ways to boost your camera for free

Fancy a better camera without spending a penny? There are countless ways to give your current camera a boost for free. Here are seven things to try

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Expert tips for creative low-light shooting

Creative low-light shooting is a challenge, but can be very rewarding. Three top pros from popular genres share their tips for getting luminous results when the light is failing

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There’s a starman: Pete Lawrence

Astronomer and astrophotographer Pete Lawrence has been on the judging panel for Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year for eight years. He tells Tracy Calder what he’s looking for in a winning image