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Lorenzo Vitturi went to market and he bought… – in pictures

The Venice-born, UK-based photographer caused a sensation with his book of images inspired by Ridley Road market. His colour-saturated vegetable sculptures and surreal portraits capture the vibrancy of a much-loved east London landmark

How to take the perfect portrait photo (in six easy steps)

<b>Want to know the score before entering our young person’s photography competition? Canon’s resident expert, David Parry, has some top tips.</b><p><b>1. Watch</b> …

How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)

<b>How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)</b><br>Heat and humidity are the biggest enemy of any precision instruments, and even your lastest and …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

When the party's over

First published on Sun 13 Jul 2014 09.40 EDT

How to stage a family portrait, HBO style

Pat Pope has formidable rock photography credentials. He has three images in Q magazine's 100 Greatest Rock'n'Roll Photographs and his portrait of Dido hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.<p>In the 20-odd years since he photographed the then relatively unknown Jarvis Cocker and Richard Ashcroft for …

The Long-Awaited Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II May Show Its Face at Photokina

The Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens first debuted in 1998… 1998! In November that’ll be sixteen years on the market without a replacement, and …

After Dark

Project info<p>I began working on this series of photographs in February 2012, after the rioting and looting which took place in Athens' city centre.<p>During an anti-austerity demonstration, a significant number of buildings were set on fire. Since the riots of 2008 following the murder of student …

Surf Texas: Documenting the Little-Known Subculture of Surfers in the Lone Star State

Surfing in Texas might sound like a paradox. But, as unusual as it sounds, it’s a very real thing as surfer and photographer Kenny Braun shows us …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

Les Rencontres d'Arles 2014 review – a fascination with the traditional

The 45th Rencontres d'Arles is a pivotal one: the swan song of its director, François Hébel, who took charge of the ailing festival in 2001 and transformed it into the most popular and important annual photography event in Europe. Hébel has defiantly subtitled his final Rencontres "Parade", though …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography