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John Freeman’s Guide to Colour

Just because we are surrounded by a world of colour it doesn’t mean our photographs are going to express the scene as our eyes first saw it. Read on for John Freeman’s guide to colour. Saturation Good colour pictures can…

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John Freeman’s Guide to Telephoto lenses

Telephoto lenses do more than just bring distant objects nearer. Used creatively they can enhance your photography and alter the appearance of a wide range of subjects. With digital SLR cameras the choice of lenses is enormous and at the…

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Neil Mclntyre Profile

If you want to know the best places to capture images of a mountain hare, or a red stag rut, look no further than one of Scotland’s finest, Neil McIntyre. Having grown up the son of a Perthshire gamekeeper on…

Frans Lanting Profile

We meet world-renowned nature photographer Frans Lanting. Frans Lanting’s lavishly illustrated, large-format book, Life: A Journey Through Time, was almost a decade in the making and tells the story of life on Earth from its earliest beginnings, utilising stunning images…

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Leading Lines

Lines are capable of leading the viewer’s eye through the frame in different directions, usually either towards or away from a point of interest. Here’s our guide to photographing with leading lines. Leading Lines Lines are capable of leading the…

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Photographing Rio Carnival

John Freeman explains the techniques he employed to convey the colour, flavour and energy of the Rio Carnival and shares his tips for shooting low-light action. Carnivals take place in many cities and although they can all be colourful and…

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How to Shoot Subjects in Motion

As New Order once observed, the world’s in motion, so why not convey that in your pictures? Niall Benvie shares his creative blur techniques to teach you how to shoot subjects in motion. The more detail our cameras are able…

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British Heritage Photography

Looking for inspiration this summer? There’s a whole world of photo opportunities on your doorstep, from modern design masterpieces to ancient mounds. Read our guide to the best of the British Heritage photography opportunities. For such a small island we…

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Metering Explained

Metering explained: Learn to take control of your exposures and get perfect images even in difficult situations

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Neutral Density Filters

Pro landscape snapper and ND addict Jeremy Walker explains why you need Neutral Density filters. Welcome to the mysterious world of Neutral Density filters, a land of black magic and alchemy, combinations, improbable mathematical formulae; a land with a language…

LCDs and viewfinder types

LCDs and Viewfinder Types The LCD screen One of the primary camera viewing options, all digital cameras have an LCD screen to review your pictures – on compacts they’re also usually the only means of viewing the scene. Some, but…

How To Use Lighting Gels

Apart from a softbox, the most useful accessories that I have for my small lighting kit are different-coloured lighting gels. However, mention lighting gels and many photographers will think of images seen in photography books from the 1970s and ’80s,…

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Top tips for how to shoot floral still-lifes

Do you aspire to take stunning flower photographs? Professional botanical photographer Emma Peios shares a few tips for how to shoot floral still-lifes. 1. Natural light If you don’t have studio lighting when shooting floral still-lifes, natural daylight can be…

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Interview with Portrait Photographer Annabel Williams

  If one person can be credited with dragging commercial portraiture away from the purgatory of canvas backgrounds and gold-rimmed brown slip folders, it’s Annabel Williams. Now one of the UK’s most successful social photographers, the contemporary style she pioneered…

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Spring landscape photography tips and advice

The Daffodils are out and spring is now well under way. Colin Varndell presents a few Spring landscape photography tips for making the most of this most picturesque season...

DSLR Menu Guide

DSLR menus offer a bewildering list of options to control every facet of your picture taking. Get to grips with our DSLR menu guide

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Photography For Beginners: DSLR starter guide

Just bought your first DSLR camera? Don’t be intimidated, we will run you through all the things you need to know before you start shooting. The process of buying a new DSLR camera can be fraught with difficulties, be it…