Thursday, 22nd December 2016
If there’s one thing we love as photographers, it’s light. We like to carefully note where it’s coming from, how bright it is, what colour it is and what its qualities are: hard, soft, dappled – feel free to make a list of your own poetic adjectives. But, as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder – so it’s with great pleasure that we recommend you consider braving the streets when it’s dark.
Wednesday, 21st December 2016
When it comes to learning the photographic ropes, one thing most beginners confess to having problems with is composition. After all, your subject might be perfectly obvious, but with each frame a blank slate, placing your subject in an aesthetically-pleasing way can be a major head-scratcher.
Thursday, 15th December 2016
For amateur photographers, pictures of people are often the hardest to come by. Without a commissioning picture editor breathing down your neck for good portraits, the motivation to stop strangers in the street to get them to pose for you can be hard to come by. Once you’re over that initial hump, portrait and street photography is addictive – here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of the people you meet.
Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Winter can be a challenge for any wildlife photographer; many species leave the country seeking warmer climates or otherwise become far less active. This, coupled with a significantly shorter day, means it can be difficult to remain motivated when you’re failing to find or photograph anything. I’ve learnt the hard way how to deal with some of these challenges – so here are my five top tips for making the most of this festive season.
Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Sports photography generally makes for two kinds of finished result: deeply impressive, striking images that celebrate the peak of human technical and physical achievement, and technicolour, blurry disasters that record nothing. If you’ve been to a sporting event recently and turned out more of the latter than the former, we’re here to help. A basic understanding of how your camera works, in terms of exposure, autofocus and a bit of photographic technique, will make a huge difference to the quality of your output.
Thursday, 24th November 2016
You’ll soon see that good landscape photography, as opposed to “doesn’t the beach look nice today?” photography, is an art form all its own. With one eye on the fact that good landscape photography is more a lifelong calling than something you can crack in a single afternoon, here are a few tips that should see you headed in the right direction.
Friday, 18th November 2016
If there’s one aspect of photography guaranteed to confuse, bamboozle and shame even experienced snappers, it’s lighting. Lighting in photography – and forgive us for stating the obvious – is important. Keep reading for our top tips.
Wednesday, 9th November 2016
There’s nothing to fire the imagination and reinvigorate your enthusiasm for photography like a smart new piece of kit. However, simply lifting a new camera out of its box isn’t going to make you a better photographer – so here are our top tips for getting the most out of your new equipment.
Tuesday, 1st November 2016
If you’re looking for a good reason to switch to mirrorless, here’s a fact that we suggest you never, ever lose sight of: buy a camera that takes great images without weighing you down so badly you never want to use it. Need more by the way of advice? Carry on reading…