low-light shooting

Get better night shots of cities

Transform your cityscapes into breathtaking images by working harmoniously with ambient and city lights. Matt Parry shows you how

Seascape tips

How to take better sea shots

The winners of this year’s Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photo contest have been announced. We speak to the winning photographers about how they shoot all manner of seascape scenes


Lens filters – how to use them properly

Filters are a failsafe way of getting great landscape and travel shots in-camera. James Abbott shares some essential filter tips for perfect exposures every time

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Get better HDR shots

A mere mention of high dynamic range (HDR) is enough to make many run a mile, but with careful use it can look great, reveals James Abbott

Lightroom search

Lightroom shoot-out: Classic vs CC

Does the new version of the much-loved Lightroom editor have the edge over its Classic companion? James Paterson weighs the pros and cons of each

Autumn macro

How to get great autumn macro shots

The leaves are turning, fungi are sprouting on the forest floor, and wildlife is hoarding food – autumn is the perfect time to refine your macro skills, says Tracy Calder


The secrets of photo composition

However strong your subject, your images stand or fall by the quality of the compositions. Ian Plant shares some tips for framing with impact

High ISO

How to make the most of high ISOs

Dimly lit interiors where you can’t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutions

handheld sharpness

Get sharper shots handheld

Tripods ensure sharp shots but can slow you down and make spontaneous shots harder. James Abbott shows how to keep everything sharp handheld

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Keep things in perspective

Controlling perspective has its challenges. Martin Evening reveals how to combat distortions in Adobe Photoshop

Hobbies on perch

Wildlife watch: Hobbies

Hobbies are agile and extremely quick birds of prey. Photographing them is tricky and takes practice, but the results are very rewarding, as Oscar Dewhurst reveals