The holidays are approaching fast but there’s one more exciting hurdle to get over before the festivities really begin - Black Friday 2018 falls on the 23rd November this year, followed swiftly by Cyber Monday. Many retailers are offering an extended period of deals though, so make sure to double and triple check this page for all the latest photography related Black Friday Deals!
This time round on Behind the Lens we talk to Alex Pflaum - A talented travel photographer who loves to get off the beaten track and explore the lesser known parts of the world. Alex’s upcoming book, Overland, takes us on his epic 12,000km journey through the rarely visited Central Asia with his brother. He talks more about his adventure and his motivations behind it here.
There are plenty of ways to enhance the sense of depth and three-dimensionality in a photograph, but not many can work as powerfully as a well placed leading line to draw the viewer’s eye into the scene. Leading lines are hugely effective compositional tools in all types of photography and can be used to great effect in the right hands. Read more here.
The majority of the developed world is classed as living in an urban environment, so most of us have relatively easy access to a nearby city. Cityscape photography may borrow a host of techniques from other genres of photography, but it’s outputs are definitely that of a standalone genre. Read on for our 11 top tips to take your cityscape photography up a level!
Drones and aerial photography have taken off (excuse the pun) in a big way over the past couple of years, but even with prices tumbling it can still be expensive business getting into drone photography. There are more budget friendly options out there though, so here we look into the very best drones you can buy for under $200. Read more here.
Photography is an art form, and inspiration is the lifeblood of any art. Unfortunately, inspiration can wax and wane and sometimes fade, and your photography will suffer as a result. One of the best ways I’ve found to tackle a dip in photography inspiration is to mull over the thoughts of some of the great photographers in history, so check out these photography quotes to bring that inspiration back.
In our latest guest post Richard Gaspari takes us into the fascinating world of time-lapse photography, providing you with some excellent tips to help you get to grips with this sub-genre of photography. It can seem daunting at first, but follow these tips and you’ll be putting together some stunning time-lapse scenes in no time!
Always use the Rule of Thirds. Always use the Rule of Odds. Always shoot with your back to the sun. We’re bombarded with rules that try to dictate our photography from the moment we begin learning, but creativity should never be bound by concrete and inflexible rules. Here, we tear up the rulebook and enhance our photographic creativity!
Struggling to find that perfect gift for your photography loving loved one? We’ve got you covered with this huge guide to photography related gifts, with everything from low budget stocking fillers to high-end luxury items covered. The holidays might seem ages away, but don’t hesitate to buy that perfect gift for the photographer in your life!
What do you do when it’s raining? Batten down the hatches and wait for it to pass? Most people do that, but they’re missing a wealth of photography opportunities out there in the rain, and that applies across the board to all photography genres. Read on for all our tips and ideas for making the most of that rainy day.
The array of presets on offer for Adobe Lightroom indicates just how widely used and loved the program is, but many photographers are put off using presets because they expect a lengthy and frustrating installation process. Fortunately, installing Lightroom presets is an absolute breeze! Read more here…
When I first started in photography I couldn’t fathom why anybody would choose to use a lens that you couldn’t zoom with, but shortly after picking up my first prime lens I realised the appeal. Prime lenses offer many advantages over the more widespread and popular zooms, and I strongly urge you to give them a go. Read why here…
Standing in front of a powerful waterfall summons a feeling like none other, and naturally many photographers are compelled to try and capture this emotion in an image. Waterfall photography requires more thought than just pointing and shooting though, so read on for our Ultimate Guide to Waterfall Photography…