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There are billions of images floating about the Internet, we all know that. Anyone who’s ever shared an image on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, or any other social platform has an understanding of how easily material can take flight and be used, retweeted, and liked in contexts far from the original, often without attribution. Wouldn’t it […]

camera donations appeal

The social enterprise Lensational, which aims to empower women in developing nations through the medium of photography, is in need of some kit. Can you help?

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When Kent-based photographer Tim Allen picked up an old Agilux Colt 44 camera from a second-hand shop in Crayford, it came with a bonus. In the box was an exposed roll of 127 film. Well, what would you do? The same as Tim, I’m guessing: have it developed. This process was carried out by the […]

Lighting feature

Having taken a look at exposure and composition, it’s time to turn our attention to light and lighting in our short introduction to photography series. Here, we’ve broken down some of the terms that you’re likely to encounter and given you some examples when it comes to natural light.

Composition feature

Photography is a collaboration of the technical with the creative. Once you’ve negotiated exposure, and how to manipulate light to paint your photos, it’s time to think about composition, or how you construct your photos and place your subject or subjects within the frame to create an image.

Lytro's Illum camera

Bold but true: Lytro’s light field technology is the most exciting thing to have happened to photography for as long as I can remember. Sure, in the past thirty years we’ve had digital taking over for film. First slowly, tentatively, then decisively. And now, in all but some very specialist fields, digital is objectively better […]

EV feature

Our cameras’ light meters are impressively accurate instruments most of the time, helping us to judge the exposure of scenes and produce gorgeous photos. However, they’re not infallible and sometimes we need to use our better judgement to over-ride the automatic meter reading and achieve our ends. When you’re using aperture priority, shutter priority, or […]

Exposure explained feature

As a photographer one of the first things that you need to understand is exposure, or how to control light to create an image. If you’re new to photography or have just picked up a camera with manual control for the first time, we suggest that you start here. Learning how to manipulate light to […]


Earlier today, we published our 2015 CES round-up, so yes, there was a lot of cool and interesting photography stuff launched at CES. But that’s only part of the story. I’ve been to CES quite a few times now, and I can’t help but notice that photography is starting to be less and less of […]


Everything, well, mostly everything—no, actually, make that the photography-related news—that went down in Las Vegas at CES this year, sliced and diced for your easier digestion.

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