Camera Skills

Action stations

One of the most difficult things you can ask a photographer (or a camera) to do, is get a pin-sharp picture of a moving subject. If the subject’s moving, then so is your camera, and if your camera’s m...

Taking a wider view

In the game of definitions and descriptions, photographers can be a vague bunch, write Jon Adams and Andrew James. But when it comes to lenses and focal lengths, we have the opportunity to be fairly p...

Creating zoombursts in-camera and in Photoshop

Discover the wonder of the zoomburst - a creative effect that can be generated while capturing a shot, or added afterwards in post processing software, write Jon Adams and Andrew James. In this video,...

Shooting with creativity and vision

Macro photography is never easy. You’re dealing with small subjects that are hard to see, and your depth of field is so limited that you know – unless you are able to do a photo stack to increase the ...

Tips for summer shooting

The weather-men and women are predicting hot weather ahead, lots of sunshine, and blue skies for UK-based photographers. This isn’t something we’re generally used to and while shooting in bright condi...

Dial M for Manual – when you need to take full control

Lots of photographers think that professionals use Manual exposure mode all the time, write Jon Adams and Andrew James. But this is not true! In fact, if you use Aperture priority mode and know how an...

Puffins on Skomer

The boat hadn’t been running for two days leading up to my visit, so I was happy the wind had eased and the short hop across was almost tropical! While lack of wind was great from a travelling point o...

Zoo photography tips

Photographing animals in their natural habitat, either in your own country or overseas is a wonderful experience, but it’s not something we’re always able to do – especially when the species is more e...

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