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

    November 12, 2010

    Photo Insight - Heather Angel explains how she constructed a water tank at home and used a darkfield illumination technique to capture this image of a cluster of trout alevins

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    November 12, 2010

    Photo Insight - Heather Angel explains how a run-in with a hyacinth macaw in Brazil led to an unexpected close-up image that is bursting with colour.

  • Fay Godwin 1931-2005 – Iconic Photographer

    Fay Godwin 1931-2005 – Iconic Photographer

    November 9, 2010

    Fay Godwin was one of Britain’s finest landscape photographers and a passionate advocate for the environment. David Clark looks at the life and work of Fay Godwin

  • The pellicle mirror

    The pellicle mirror

    October 9, 2010

    Geoffrey Crawley explains the process behind the pellicle mirror in Sony's new Alpha 33 and 55 cameras, and traces the history of an innovative design

  • Model Life

    August 31, 2010

    Model and dioramas - Alternative landscapes

  • Photo Insight – Heather Angel

    August 4, 2010

    Photo Insight - Our new AP expert Heather Angel discusses how she captured this artful shot of a hoverfly and shares some useful tips on composition.

  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters

    Graduated Neutral Density Filters

    August 3, 2010

    Graduated neutral density filters are essential tools for landsape photography. Angela Nicholson explains how to use them and puts six to the test.

  • All About Infrared

    All About Infrared

    August 2, 2010

    Geoffrey Crawley takes a detailed look at IR film and Efke IR 820 Aura in particular

  • In-camera Dynamic Range Optimisation

    In-camera Dynamic Range Optimisation

    August 2, 2010

    Most current DSLRs have a dynamic range optimisation function designed to help record detail that would otherwise be lost. Angela Nicholson investigatestheir impact and how they work

  • Fisheye Photography

    Fisheye Photography

    July 27, 2010

    Fisheye lenses are useful in confined spaces and are perfect for adding quirky drama to images. Angela Nicholson takes a look at the super-wide world

  • How to get creative with blur

    How to get creative with blur

    June 5, 2010

    Escalating sensitivity levels, fast shutter speeds and high continuous shooting rates seem to have given us an obsession with capturing sharp, detailed images, but a bit of creative blur can do wonders for your photography. We explain how to get creative with blur.

  • Flower photography in the garden

    Flower photography in the garden

    May 8, 2010

    It's a great time of year for photographing flowers and plants outside. In our flower photography article Angela Nicholson offers some tips and explains how a few household items can help you take great flower images

  • Charlie Waite’s landscape images – Iconic Photographer

    February 15, 2010

    Charlie Waite’s landscape images, together with his tireless promotion of photography as an artistic medium, have made him hugely influential in British landscape photography. David Clark looks at his life and work to date.

  • Taking pictures of the snow

    January 8, 2010

    If you want to capture freshly fallen snow before it’s been trampled on, stick close to home, says Craig Roberts, as he shares his techniques for working in largely white landscapes

  • Last Resort Video – How to use lens blur

    August 10, 2009

    How to use lens blur to fix flaws in your digital images. This video shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop lens blur tool to draw attention back to the main subject of the image.

  • How to Set Up Your Own Darkroom

    How to Set Up Your Own Darkroom

    August 7, 2009

    With many photographers switching exclusively to digital systems, there has never been a better time to do set up an inexpensive second-hand darkroom, as Gemma Padley discovered