Technique

Photography tips and techniques from professionals and industry experts to help you continue improving your work.

Whether you’re looking for wildlife photography tips or more interested in portrait photography, our articles and guides will help spark ideas for experimentation, guide you on how to capture the best light and point you in the direction of photography projects to boost your portfolio.

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  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    April 1, 2011

    Heather Angel explains how she created a shadow behind a starry clover to make this unusual plant jump out from the frame

  • Photo Insight – David Noton – Salt flat

    April 1, 2011

    As the world’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni offers a fascinating landscape, but one that’s challenging to photograph. David Noton reveals how he created this stunning shot

  • Masterclass with Tom Mackie – Seaford, East Sussex

    March 17, 2011

    Tom Mackie and three readers went to Seaford, East Sussex, in search of idyllic b&w landscapes. It was rainy and windy, but Tom explains how to create memorable images whatever the weather. Gemma Padley reports

  • William Eggleston – Iconic Photographer

    William Eggleston – Iconic Photographer

    March 5, 2011

    William Eggleston was derided when his work was first exhibited, but more than three decades on he is considered one of the great masters of contemporary photography, writes David Clark

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    February 28, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton recounts the moment he took this picture of a demonstrator at the G8 summit in Scotland, and explains the importance of remaining impartial when photographing highly charged action

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    February 28, 2011

    Heather Angel recounts how she took this image of a gentian flower using natural light and fill flash, and explains how, even in macro photography, you must sometimes improvise

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    February 28, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton explains how he created this dramatic image of an Orangeman in Northern Ireland using natural light and an atmospheric sky

  • Edward Burtynsky – Iconic Photographer

    Edward Burtynsky – Iconic Photographer

    February 15, 2011

    Edward Burtynsky’s documentary work explores the dilemma between humankind’s desire for progress and the damage being done to our planet in pursuit of it. David Clark examines his career so far

  • Masterclass with Brett Harkness

    February 7, 2011

    Masterclass - Brett Harkness shares his advice on how to capture brilliant lifestyle portraits using natural light. Gemma Padley reports

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    January 18, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton explains why his most challenging assignments aren’t always under threat of violence, but rather in capturing someone famous in a unique way – the Queen, in particular

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    January 17, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton explains how to compose your subjects prominently and why post-production challenges the integrity of an image.

  • Photo Insight – Cathal McNaughton

    January 17, 2011

    Cathal McNaughton discusses the delicate nature of photographing a paramilitary funeral in Northern Ireland when tensions are high.

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    December 29, 2010

    Heather Angel explains how she captured this impressive-looking eastern water dragon by shooting through a glass tank using flash