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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  • The secrets of photo composition

    The secrets of photo composition

    October 26, 2018

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

  • How to make the most of high ISOs

    How to make the most of high ISOs

    October 12, 2018

    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

  • Get sharper shots handheld

    Get sharper shots handheld

    October 12, 2018

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

  • Keep things in perspective

    Keep things in perspective

    October 12, 2018

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

  • Wildlife watch: Hobbies

    Wildlife watch: Hobbies

    September 29, 2018

    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

  • Get better landscape photographs

    Get better landscape photographs

    September 18, 2018

    Give your landscape images an unfair advantage by camping at photogenic locations. James Abbott shares practical tips for staying in the great outdoors

  • Master manual focus, exposure and flash

    Master manual focus, exposure and flash

    September 10, 2018

    Modern cameras are very clever but sometimes manual exposure, focusing and flash is still the best option. James Abbott gives a manual masterclass

  • Get dramatic black and white effects

    Get dramatic black and white effects

    September 10, 2018

    Want a bolder b&w look, including infrared effects? Martin Evening shows how to make your conversions sing using Photoshop’s Camera Raw

  • Get more from mirrorless cameras: top tips

    Get more from mirrorless cameras: top tips

    September 2, 2018

    Mirrorless cameras have a few tricks up their sleeves that DSLR users might not know about. Angela Nicholson explains how to access their full potential

  • Take great coastal photos

    Take great coastal photos

    September 1, 2018

    The small and charming seaside town is great for all levels of photography, says Jeremy Walker

  • How to make cyanotypes: top tips

    How to make cyanotypes: top tips

    August 31, 2018

    Keen to get more creative? Angela Chalmers reveals how working with the historic cyanotype process can generate really eye-catching images

  • Image sharpening with Adobe CC

    Image sharpening with Adobe CC

    June 29, 2018

    Confused about sharpening controls in Lightroom and Photoshop? James Paterson explains how to get the most out of them and avoid the pitfalls

  • Family portrait photography tips

    Family portrait photography tips

    June 27, 2018

    Discuss what it is your subjects want and start with tried-and-tested poses before advancing to more ambitious ideas. James Paterson gives his tips on shooting family portraits