Tutorials

How to Prepare Your images for Printing

What is the difference between PPI and DPI? Digital colour printing at home has revolutionised photography (well it has for me, has it for you?). It’s now no longer necessary to drop a roll of film at a lab and then wait days, even weeks […]

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5 Wide-angle Lens Landscape Tips

If there’s one type of lens that’s most associated with landscape photography it’s the wide-angle lens. This shouldn’t be too surprising. Wide-angle lenses are perfect for capturing the epic sweep of a landscape, capturing as they do a…well, a wide-angle of view. However, that’s not […]

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Staying Sharp: Getting to Grips with Autofocus

Do you understand how your camera’s autofocus works? Unless you’re of the old school of photography it’s more than likely that you’ll autofocus on a regular basis. However, like most aspects of photography a little knowledge will help predict when autofocus is ideal and when […]

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Understanding Your Camera’s Frame Buffer

Imagine owning a camera that only allowed you to take one shot and then forced you to wait for a second or so before you could take another. That, I think you’d agree would be slightly restrictive. The fact that digital cameras have continuous drive […]

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Image Noise: Why It Occurs And How to Avoid It

Your digital camera is a remarkable piece of technology, but it’s not perfect. Images it captures will be marred to a greater or lesser degree by noise. Noise is the blotches of colour or random variations in brightness that is most often seen in shadows […]

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Shooting Water in the Landscape

Just over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. It’s no wonder then that water holds a strong fascination as a photographic subject. However, successfully capturing the essence of water can be tricky. It has three forms: liquid, steam and ice. It also […]

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Common problems with lenses: Chromatic aberration and light fall-off

No lens design is perfect. To a greater or lesser degree there will always be something that just isn’t quite right. The most common of these failings are chromatic aberration and light fall-off. Sometimes these flaws are minor and generally aren’t discernible. Sometimes however these […]

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5 Common Photographic Mistakes to Avoid

To err is human apparently. Well, I must be human because I do err. Not every shot I make is as successful as I’d hoped when I pressed the shutter button. The key to progressing as a photographer is to learn from those mistakes so […]

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How to Create Balance in Your Photography

Most images are required to have some sort of focal point. This not only allows the viewer’s eye to be drawn to it, but it also helps give the picture a sense of scale. Where this object or objects are placed, is equally important, as […]

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Choosing A Tripod: Which Is The Right One For You?

There is probably no more agonising decision in photography than buying a tripod. You only have to search an online photography equipment store to see what a bewildering range there is to choose from. The basic function of a tripod is to keep a camera […]

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Composition: Breaking the Rules

You have to know and understand the so called ‘rules of photography ’ before you can break them, but once you have mastered them, you can commit them to your subconscious and start to follow your own inner creativity. By following your instincts, you will […]

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Colour Harmonies: Watching the Wheel

Wheels are useful metaphors for all sorts of things. Think the ‘Wheel of Life’, the ‘Wheel of Fortune’, the ‘Wheel has come full circle’ and others. For photographers the most important wheel is the ‘Colour Wheel’ (though the control wheel on a camera probably comes […]

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Establishing Your Photographic Style

An established artist in any medium – painting or photography to name just two – will have a recognisable style, so that someone who is familiar with that person’s work will be able to look at a new picture and know that it is by […]

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How to be Creative with White Balance

Inside your camera is a heroic but largely overlooked slice of silicon. The chip in question takes the data supplied by the camera’s sensor and turns it into a recognisable image. This marvel of electronics is referred to as the image processor. One of the […]

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Black & White Landscape: The story behind the image

The weather in Britain is wonderful. Well, okay…it’s not always great. But we do get a wide variety of different types of weather. Sun. Hail. Rain. Sleet. Wind. Snow. Sometimes all on the same day. As a landscape photographer this makes life exciting and unpredictable. […]

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How Do They Measure Camera Lens Quality?

Have you ever wondered how they measure camera lens quality in magazine and online reviews? Why is one lens considered to be better than another and why is there such a huge price difference between some lenses? Well the standard lens test is based on […]

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Shooting Silhouettes

In most photographic situations, we try to get the exposure correct on the main subject of our photograph, even if that means that the background becomes over or under exposed. But sometimes we will purposely underexpose our subject, maybe to the point where it has […]

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How To Take Better Landscape Pictures

Landscape photography is one of the most popular photographic genres, and is certainly one of the most enjoyable – if you love the countryside, what could be better than being out there with your camera? At first sight, landscape photography would seem to be easy […]

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Interviews

Martin Lawrence

After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]

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Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]

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Gary Hart

Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.

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Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]

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Mountain Landscape Photography Tips

There are few experiences as exhilarating as trekking in a mountainous landscape. A few years ago I did a three week long trek in the Himalayas, walking a circuit of about 300 km. As you can imagine, it was a huge experience, both physically and […]

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Start Making Better Bird Pictures

At once challenging and wondrous subjects, birds are fast, elusive, biologically diverse, and can be stunningly beautiful. “There are about 10,000 species of birds in the world, and their range of behaviors is very wide,” says William Majoros, a North Carolina–based scientist and avid bird […]

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Composition: Small Things Make a Big Difference

I’m continually astonished at how small things can have a big impact. Take the humble comma for instance. The placement of this relatively insignificant little mark can make all the difference to how legible a sentence is. Not adding a comma into the relevant place […]

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