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How to Avoid Blown Highlights in Your Photographs Before It’s Too Late

Blown highlights, they are the bane of the photographer’s life. Once you have blown your highlights in the original exposure, it will be virtually …

How to Recover Shadows in Lightroom 5

Shadow recovery has always been a bit of delicate balancing act. Too little and you see no benefits, too much and not only can the image look …

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

4 Tips to Help You Get the Perfect Exposure in Your Photographs

In photography, light is everything. However, the most important element thing to remember is the amount of light that should be utilized in creating …

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

How To Improve Your Focusing Skills

<b>Nowadays, digital cameras have the ability to autofocus. That is all great but it is not as simple as it sounds. The autofocus in the cameras,</b> …

Enter the EyeTime Photo Competition

This year, Managing Editor Julius Motal and I will be judges for a special contest of really amazing photography. Put on by Morpholio and Resource …

How To Make The Most Of Your Fall Photography

Filled with reds, golds, and oranges, autumn is a spectacular time to photograph. Leaves turn and drop from trees, berries ripen, and morning dew …

Landscape Photography

Great war photographer 'contaminated by darkness'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don McCullin is famed for his photographs of conflict, but there was one war he couldn't get to.<p>It was 1982, and he had been at the top of his game as a photojournalist for the best part of two decades traversing the world, capturing the horror of the world's wars with an unflinching …

Uranium: Poland After the Soviet Era - Photographs and text by Michał Sierakowski | LensCulture

<i>Michal Sierakowski is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is his winning entry and artist’s statement. View his profile to learn more about him and to see more of his great work.</i><p>For …

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

On Belonging: Portraits of an ancient Indian community of African descent

"The children who looked at me with hostility are now in the National Portrait Gallery.” Ketaki Sheth on photographing the Sidi, an ostracised and …

National Portrait Gallery

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui makes us discover his country of origin, Japan, through mind-blowing photographs. From foggy road to deserted streets and spontaneous …

On the Constant Moment

“We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them …

Whatever Happened to Technique in Photography? Creating Great Images Both in Camera and on Computer

I think we are in danger of losing something. Something rather important to photography, something that has been around since the early days of …

Do You Remember? Five Memories From the Days of Film

With apologies to our younger or newer photographers, today I am wearing a fine pair of rose tinted spectacles. They are quite an old pair of …

How to Photograph Rainbows

The song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” recalls for many of us the thrills we experienced the first time we saw “The Wizard of Oz”. Decades later, the …

How to Photograph and Edit A Panorama

Since I don’t own a lens which is wider than 18mm (pair that with a crop sensor as I do, and you can see the problem here), the only option I have …

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

Shooting Artistic Interiors You Can Be Proud Of

In real estate photography, the goal is to portray the indoor locations in the most realistic yet welcoming way possible. For more artistic purposes, …

7 Tips To Make Your Street Photography Easier

It is no surprise to say that street photography can be challenging, at times, and even more challenging in certain countries due to differing …

6 Simple Ways to Extend the Dynamic Range of Your Photos

It’s a phrase we hear over and over in photography – high dynamic range, the sensor’s dynamic range – but what exactly is dynamic range and why is it …

This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …

How Getting the Foreground Right Can Make Your Outdoor Photographs Pop

Photography is about representing a three dimensional scene in a two dimensional image. When we first start to use a camera, we tend to fixate on our …