That iconic traditional wedding photo of smiling newlyweds surrounded by a cloud of confetti is a glorious thing; I love shooting those split-second snippets of emotion - each and every one is different from the next. However; for a photographer, this can be a tricky challenge.
This week on Behind the Lens we meet Matt Holland, a full time creative and avid outdoor photographer based in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Matt's work has appeared in a number of respected publications and he has worked with international brands including Amstel and HTC. This week we look into the gorgeous woodland shot shown below and discuss his love of the outdoors.
The Photography Show returns to the NEC in Birmingham in March for the fifth time, and 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever! It's the biggest show of it's kind anywhere in the UK, but with so much to choose from it can be difficult to know where to start. We've split the talks into specific photography genres to ease the pain of planning your trip!
Shooting in RAW format often yields flat, uninspiring images, but those images are there to be worked on. For the beginner in post processing, no program comes close to Adobe Lightroom. It may look confusing at first, but with this comprehensive guide you can learn all about it, and once you've started using Lightroom you'll never look back!
Over 2 billion people on Earth own a smartphone, yet most photographers simply forget about them as far as photography goes. However, with modern technology improving all the time the potential for smartphone cameras to produce stunning images is definitely there. Read on for some tips on how to use your smartphone camera...
Having the right gear is fairly important in landscape photography, but knowing how to use the camera equipment you have is infinitely more important. Having pro-grade equipment is great, but if you're not careful you will end up as some with all the gear and no idea. Read on to avoid that dreadful fate...
Anybody that's ever stepped foot in a photography shop knows just how many gadgets and accessories can be purchased, but how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? We've rounded up our must-have photography accessories for 2018 for the budget conscious photographer, with all of them coming in at under £50!
Many websites list a bunch of photography projects to get started on on a rainy day. I would argue that staying inside on a rainy day is missing out on a potential photographic goldmine! Stormy weather can bring the most dramatic of conditions, and when the light breaks through it can turn a scene from impressive to awe inspiring.
Light is the most important factor in photography. Without light there is no photograph, and the presence of aesthetically pleasing light is almost as important! Using natural light takes a lot of patience and research, but when you master the art of predicting the light the rewards will shine through in your photography.
Composition is the most important tool in a photographer's arsenal, and when used correctly it can be the difference between an average image and a world class one. There are no dead-set rules in composition, but there are a few guidelines that are useful to use as starting points in your photography adventure.
Landscape photographers often dream of photography holidays in far-flung and exotic locations such as Iceland and New Zealand, but tend to ignore what's on their own doorstep. The UK is home to some of the most varied landscapes in Europe, and here are our top six must-visit locations for any aspiring landscape photographer!
The all-purpose 18-55mm lens that most Nikon DSLRs arrive with definitely serves a purpose, but at some point you'll start craving a bit more creative freedom and start to look into new Nikon lenses to add to your arsenal. Then you'll discover that there are dozens of different models, but to give you a helping hand here are our top five recommended lenses for your Nikon camera!