The beginner’s guide to photographing the night sky ~ Jamie Carter

Night-sky photography is getting very popular, and the internet – particularly Instagram – is full of stunning images of star fields and the Milky Way.

They may look like highly polished images taken by photographers with years of experience, but it’s actually advances in modern cameras that are the main reason for the genre’s sudden popularity. Read More…

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Astrophotography: How-to guides, tips and videos on getting your best shots ~ Digital Camera

Astrophotography might make you think of prohibitively expensive camera kit and complicated techniques, but there aren’t necessary for successful captures. 

In fact, even with just a basic DSLR, a tripod and a shutter release cable, there’s a lot you can achieve. It does, however, pay to think about a few other things, such as getting to get the the right place at the right time, and knowing what the weather is likely to do.

Our guides run through some of the basic astro shots you can attempt, and some of the more specialist ones that may only be possible at very specific times. Scroll down to find one you like the sound of and get up to speed on how to get going. Lots to check out…

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SLC-0L-02: Shiny Object, Using an iPhone and the Sun ~ Strobist

Whether photographing people or objects, how you approach your lighting is far more important than what camera and lighting gear you use.

To illustrate, today we are going to photograph a complex, mirrored surface—an alto saxophone—using just an iPhone for our camera and the sun as our light source. Check out the Softbox Ideas…

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INTRODUCTION TO REFLECTIONS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: 4 EASY STEPS ~ Ron McCarty

When photographing reflections, you’re looking to capture the reflection of specific elements or to capture the ambiance of the scene by including reflections of color. Good Ideas…

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Photography cheat sheets: Your essential collection ~ Digital Camera

Using photography cheat sheets is a fantastic way to take your photography to the next level. Packed with pro techniques for taking better photos, a good photography cheat sheet will save you time and make sure you’re using your camera to its full potential too. You can download them…

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Pro interview: Sue Bishop ~ Graeme Green

A childhood love of flowers has taken photographer and author Sue Bishop on adventures around the world, from Tuscany to Texas, always seeking out the most colourful, beautiful, flower-filled landscapes to photograph. Some Great Ideas…

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NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER TIPS FOR LONG EXPOSURES DURING THE DAY ~ Sudipta Shaw

In this article, I will discuss an important topic in photography. Although this can be treated as an intermediate to advanced technique, I will try to keep it as simple as possible to make it seem like a piece of cake to all my readers. Read More…

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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2018: Winners revealed ~ Digital Camera

Did you enter this year’s Digital Camera Photographer of the Year or Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year competitions? Well, the wait is now over, and we can reveal the winners of each category in both competitions, as well as the overall winners of the two contests. Some Great Ideas…

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32 tips and tricks to make a basic camera more powerful ~ Matt Golocwzynski

Most of us dream about owning a camera that’s more capable that the one we currently use, but there’s a good chance we’re not using our current kit to the fullest.

Today’s cameras are sophisticated tools and even cheaper, basic models will typically offer a number of clever features that you may have never through to call upon. Combined with using the right accessories, you may find that even a budget model can shine much brighter with very little effort on your part. Check these out…

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The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards ~ Alan Taylor

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2018. This year’s contest attracted nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted and commended images with us, gathered below. Overall winners are scheduled to be announced on April 19. All captions below come from the photographers. Interesting Images…

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