Tips and Tutorials
All of Click and Learn Photography’s in-depth photography tips, tricks, guides, and tutorials in a single place
The Rule of Thirds is one of the most widely known compositional tools used, what what is it and how can you use it (or break it) to improve your photography?
Night photography can be a difficult genre to get to grips with. Working in the dark trying to capture things the naked eye can’t pick up, but if you set yourself up with the best settings for night photography you’re well on your way!
It’s human nature to explore hostile environments and push their boundaries. No environment is more hostile than the mountains, and as photographers it’s in our nature to capture the mountains in the most evocative way possible. That’s exactly what these 7 mountain photography tips will help you do!
The coastline has drawn humanity to its shores throughout history, and now it draws photographers to its shores for purely aesthetic reasons. Capturing that coastal emotion in your beach photography can be tough to master, but our Ultimate Guide to beach photography will give you a headstart. Click here for more.
Whether you’re a casual snapper or a seasons social media influencer, check out James Mathews’ top travel photography tips to take advantage of on your next adventure.
It might not get the instant hit of gratification as that nuclear sunset, but practising black and white landscape photography is an excellent way to improve your overall photography and showcase your skills. Read more here.
With many of us stuck in lockdown, now is the perfect time to hone your photography editing skills and one of the best ways to do that is via YouTube. Check out our list of the best YouTube channels for improving your post-processing!
Photography may seem like an impossible task right now, but with a little creativity you can still get your fill of shooting action even during lockdown! Use these photography ideas as a starting point and see where you end up.
Following on from our successful F-Stop Chart, we bring you this handy Shutter Speed Chart Infographic to help you get to grips with this vital corner of the Exposure Triangle. Read more here.
When we start out in photography, we’re often told to keep our shutter speed high and avoid camera shake or motion blur. However, once we get a bit further down the line we can start to push some boundaries and introduce creative motion blur into our photography. Read more to find out how.
Buying a tripod can be a minefield of confusion. Dozens of brands, hundreds of models, and all manner of features, terminology, and variations that you don’t understand. We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff here though, bringing you the Ultimate Guide to Buying a Tripod. Read more here.
Often overlooked by beginners to the program, Adobe Lightroom Export Settings are a vital part of the post-processing workflow. Here, we explain everything you need to know about Lightroom’s Export Settings, including the best settings to use for web and print images. Read more here..
Winter conditions and snow can transform everyday scenes into winter wonderland, making snow one of the most rewarding weather conditions to photograph in. This does bring it’s own challenges though, but follow these top winter photography tips and you won’t go far wrong!
Anybody can pick up a camera and take a photo, but learning how to become a better photographer is a lifelong pursuit that can lead you in all manner of wonderful directions. Read more here.
Many beginner photographers struggle to get to grips with the concept of apertures and f-stops, but we’re here to clear up any lingering confusion! Click here for our handy, easy to understand F-Stop Chart infographic.
Here at Click and Learn Photography we’ve been very busy indeed. It’s not finished yet, but we’re currently writing a MASSIVE ebook that will cover everything you need to know about landscape photography. Register your interest for our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography ebook here.
Flash photography can be a confusing thing when first experimenting, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these top tips for getting start with flash photography!
Autumn may feel a long way off in the height of summer, but it can creep up on the unprepared photographer quickly and be over in the blink of an eye. It’s not just for nature photographers either – Portrait, wedding, and street photographers can all take advantage of the season. Make the most of the beautiful autumn colour with our Ultimate Guide to Autumn and Fall Photography.
You’ve booked your first client and have your first food photography session booked. But what should you be aiming for when shooting professionally made food? Check out our handy food photography tips for beginners here!
Travel photographer on the hunt for a healthy dose of panoramic peaks and valleys? Well, photography in Grand Teton National Park could be just the remedy you need! Click here to read more.
When it comes to equipment, travel photography is a very precise balancing act. Your travel photography gear needs to be both high quality and extremely portable. Click here for the perfectly assembled travel photography setup!
Travel photography is undoubtedly my favorite kind of photography, and whenever I get to combine these two loves my heart skips a beat. Over the years I’ve picked up a few travel photography tips, and they could help you on your journey. Read more here.
The connected world has led to an influx of travel photographers, but not all of them respect the inherent ethics of travel photography. What do we mean by that? Click here to find out.
Ever since Ansel Adams catapulted Yosemite National Park to the forefront of landscape photography, it’s been a location ever-present on bucket lists the world over. If you’re planning a trip, take a look at our guide to photography in Yosemite here.
Banff National Park is undeniably one of the most beautiful places on earth, filled with wonder on a grand scale. If you’re planning a trip for photography in Banff (and you should be), we’ve got you covered with all the best locations and some top tips for travel photography. Read more here.
Macro photography, like most things in photography, is an expensive area to get in to. However, there are some relatively cheap ways to dip your toes in the unknown waters of macro photography, and some of them can yield incredible results. Read more here.
Astrophotography is more reliant on having the correct gear than most other genres of photography, and possibly the most important piece of equipment is your lens. A lens with excellent quality and a wide maximum aperture can help take your astrophotography to the next level, so here are some top recommendations for astrophotography lenses. Read more here.
There comes a time when the kit lens just doesn’t cut it. If now is that time, click here to discover our 5 must buy Canon lenses for your new DSLR.
With over 60 weddings under his belt, Chris from Formed From Light takes us through his top five wedding photography hacks. From organization and preparation to making sure you please the happy couple. Read more here.
Focusing with the shutter release might seem like second nature to you, but did you know there’s another way? Back button focus brings many advantages to the table, saving you time and effort as well as potentially improving your images!
Whether it’s July 4th, Bonfire Night, or New Year’s Eve, fireworks are a staple of celebrations around the world. But photographing them can be tricky, so we walk you through exactly how to photograph fireworks and what you might need.
We are of the utmost belief that a nifty fifty lens should be one of the first things you buy in your photography journey. They’re incredible value for money, offer excellent image quality, and are small, light, and versatile to boot! Read more here…
Capturing the elusive and terrifying beauty of a lightning bolt can prove a frustrating challenge, but our guide on how to photograph lightning will have you well on the way to a great thunderstorm shot!
The days grow longer and the temperature warmer – Spring is here. There is plenty that spring offers to all manner of photographer, with a burst of colour injected into landscapes and street scenes alike. Read our Ultimate Guide to Spring Photography to make the most of this season.
Part 4 of our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography takes us out on location, where we delve into the mysteries of finding an image and teach you to think like a landscape photographer! Read more 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!
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!
To newcomers, the photography community can seem like they’re speaking an entirely different language with all the different terms they use. So what better way to get you up to speed than a comprehensive glossary of many of the common photography terms used? Read more here.
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…
Part 3 of our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography goes into detail on how to plan your perfect landscape photography expedition. We take advantage of a number of traditional and modern techniques to ensure that your photography outing goes as smoothly as possible! Read more here…
Why would you ever choose to limit yourself to a prime lens without a zoom? That’s what I and many other beginner photographers have asked, but there’s actually some very good reasons to do just that!
The night sky has had the human race overawed for millennia, and for us photographers it’s almost irresistible to try and capture this endless sea of stars. Astrophotography comes with it’s own unique challenges and obstacles though; challenges that our beginner’s guide to astrophotography aims to overcome.
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…
Our latest guest post from Jake Traynor discusses the benefits of stripping things back in landscape photography and only travelling with a single lens. But is there something on the other side of the coin? Read more here.
The Orton Effect may be an overused tool in the landscape photography world, but there are times when it suits an image very well when tastefully done. Learn how to do just that by adding the Orton Effect to your images in this quick and easy Photoshop guide.
Today’s guest post comes to you from Sebastian Jacobitz – A talented street photographer from Berlin who takes us through the best places to start looking in street photography. Sebastian runs his own blog dedicated to street photography. Read more here…
The alarm clock may sound like torture, but fight against the desire to roll over in bed and you could be in for a treat. Sunrise is one of the best times for landscape photography, and he’s exactly why you should brave the early dawns.
Forest photography is one of the most difficult photography genres to crack. The overwhelming chaos of the environment presents unique challenges, but ones that are well worth overcoming. Once you get forest photography right, it will keep you coming back for more. Read more here…
Cityscape photography can look absolutely incredible when done correctly, but if you’re not careful you can easily end up with a mess of bright lights and deep shadows assaulting the eyes. Ethan Brooke from SeoulInspired is here to help you out though, giving you some top tips on cityscape photography along with some of the best places to shoot in Seoul!
The confetti shot is an iconic part of any wedding photography portfolio, but it’s a difficult skill to master. Here, Sarah Hargreaves walks you through how to get the perfect confetti shot at your next wedding.
Photography filters have the ability to transform your images, but buying the right filters for your photography needs can be confusing. We take you through everything you need to know about photography filters here!
Adobe Lightroom is a major part of thousands of photographer’s editing workflow, and while it can look daunting at first it’s actually a very simply piece of software to use for post processing. Read on for our complete beginner’s guide to Adobe Lightroom.
Over 2 billion people on Earth own a smartphone, yet most photographers simply ignore their potential as serious photographic tools. Smartphone cameras have improved drastically in recent years, and here you can find some tips for getting the most out of that camera in your pocket.
There’s a lot more to photography than having a nice camera. Part 2 of our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography focuses on getting your camera settings right and learning how to use your camera in the field. Read more here.
Pet photography is an easy skill to practise, but how do you stand out from the crowd when everybody can jump into pet photography? Our 10 tips should be enough to give you that unique style and help you stand out!
Landscape photography isn’t all about the gear, but having the right equipment certainly helps to bring your vision to fruition. The first instalment in our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography focuses on just that.
You don’t need indoor rainy day projects in photography – Just getting out and shooting in the bad weather can produce some incredible results. There are plenty of reasons for going out with the camera in so-called ‘bad weather’, and here are just some of them.
Light is the most important element in photography, so making good use of it is vital. Natural light comes in many different forms, and here you will learn all about them and how to use them in your photography.
Composition is the most important aspect of photography, and if used correctly it can be the difference between an average image and a great one. Here are 5 more photography composition tips to improve your images.
Landscape photography grows in popularity by the day, but using these quick landscape photography tips you can stand out from the crowd and walk away with more than just snapshots!
Landscape photography is becoming more popular by the day, but you don’t have to travel to the far reaches of the earth to find incredible landscape photography locations. Here are our 6 favourites from around the UK.
Composition is the most important aspect in photography. Without good composition you simply cannot get a great photograph, no matter how stunning the scene before you is. Get ahead with our beginners guide to composition here.
Tripods are primarily used to stabilise your camera during long exposures, but they can have a secondary effect too – They can actually improve your photography skill just by using them. Read how here.
Beginner photographers often never even consider shooting in RAW format, but it holds some massive advantages over the default JPEG settings. Read on as we dispel the RAW vs JPEG myths.
Your photography journey begins here! Learn the basics of equipment and exposure and delve into the rabbit hole that is photography. Read more here…
The Exposure Triangle may seem a difficult concept, but it’s one of the most fundamental and important parts about photography. It’s nowhere near as complicated as it sounds here. Read our complete guide on the Exposure Triangle here.
Most photographers never make it out of automatic mode on their camera, but they’re missing heaps of potential that could be realised in manual mode. Read more here…