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05/30/2018 07:10 PM
Tips on how to photograph summer birds

With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst

bird photography
With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst

05/29/2018 02:42 PM
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Sony E-mount sample image gallery

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM was launched in 2017, but with the new Sony E-mount version now available we couldn't resist taking some sample images to find out how it performs with the Sony A7R III. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images below

Sony A7R III, 1/1250sec, f/2 ISO 100. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Sony E-mount
View full size images taken with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM (Sony E-mount)

05/27/2018 01:55 PM
Using social media for photographers – top tips

Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets

Social media
Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets

05/26/2018 02:54 PM
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF sample image gallery

We've got hands on with Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF - a new, fast aperture, short telephoto, autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images below

Canon EOS 5DS R 1/6400 sec f/4 ISO 1600. Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
View full size images taken with the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF

05/26/2018 01:52 PM
Samyang unveils 85mm Canon mount portrait lens

The 85mm f/1.4 EF is a new short telephoto autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers from budget optics manufacturer, Samyang.

Weighing in at just 485g, and measuring 72mm long (without the lens hood and rear cap), the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 …Continue reading »

05/23/2018 05:35 PM
Prime portraits: best lenses for portraits

Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider for shooting excellent people pictures.

Lenses for portrait pictures
Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider, for shooting excellent people pictures

05/22/2018 08:53 PM
Why you need a wideangle prime lens for landscapes and travel

Top travel and landscape photographer Ed Norton explains how switching from zooms to primes fundamentally changed his photography, and offers a few tips for aspiring travel pros

Back when Ed Norton was a keen amateur travel photographer he would carry a Lonely Planet guidebook with him. He …Continue reading »

05/22/2018 02:58 PM
Tenba launches new budget bag range

The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35.

The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35.

05/21/2018 11:18 PM
CameraWorld announces free summer event at Brands Hatch

Photographic retailer CameraWorld is back with two live shows where top photography equipment and trade-in deals will be available.

CameraWorld has added a new “Live” event for the summer. Taking place on the 2nd of August at the iconic …Continue reading »

05/20/2018 08:23 PM
Art is where the heart is

Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images.

Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images.

05/20/2018 03:39 PM
Sony RX100 VI vs Panasonic TZ200

Looking for the ultimate travel-everywhere camera? See how these two portable powerhouses stack up against each other.

If you’re looking for a camera that you can always have on your person, you’ll probably be heading in the …Continue reading »

05/19/2018 08:53 PM
Defying the odds

Sports photographer Samo Vidic talks about photographing high-achieving disabled athletes, including Paralympic swimmer Darko Đurić

Born with one arm and no legs, Darko Ðuric is a Paralympian Canon EOS 6D Mark II, 16-35mm, 1/200sec at f/5, ISO 200.
As a professional sports photographer, Canon Ambassador Samo Vidic photographs the world’s top athletes for leading brands and publications. But …Continue reading »

05/19/2018 01:52 PM
Samyang unveils “tiny but wide” 24mm lens for Sony full-frame cameras

The budget lens for Sony mirrorless full-frame cameras and features autofocusing

Budget lens manufacturer Samyang has released details of its hotly-anticipated AF 24mm f/2.8FE Sony Autofocus Lens. Dubbed “tiny but wide”, …Continue reading »

05/16/2018 06:05 PM
Previously unseen street photos discovered in suitcase

Photographs by John Turner were recently found in a loft during a clearout.

A set of fantastic photographs taken by John Turner depicting street scenes going all the way back to the 1930s have garnered a huge amount of interest. After spending at least 30 years in the loft, they were discovered by John’s daughter Liz, and her husband Martin Carroll, and subsequently scanned.

05/16/2018 05:05 PM
Top macro flower photography tips

Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips

macro flowers
Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips

05/15/2018 09:52 AM
Canon launches new 70-200mm lens duo

Two upgrades to Canon’s 70-200mm lenses have been announced – with a new 70-200mm f/2.8L and a 70-200mm f/4L available .

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM replaces Canon’s flagship 70-200mm lens, and has been designed with high-performance and extra …Continue reading »

05/14/2018 08:49 PM
Sony RX100 VI Sample Image Gallery

We've had some hands-on time with Sony's exciting new compact camera - here are some of our initial images.

Sony’s brand new RX100 VI compact camera was announced yesterday. We’ve been in Venice using an early sample of the device.

05/13/2018 08:36 PM
Sony officially unveils RX100 VI

Headline features include a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens, 24fps and a touch-sensitive screen.

Sony has revealed the latest compact camera to sit in its acclaimed RX100 series. The Cyber-shot RX100 VI sees a …Continue reading »

05/13/2018 06:12 PM
Ambassadors’ Choice: Canon photographers pick their favourite lenses

Leading professional photographers reveal how they capture world-class images using their Canon EF lenses

Diving humpback whale, Arctic coast Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, 1/640sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600
Diving humpback whale, Arctic coast Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, 1/640sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600
Every photographer has a go-to lens that’s a permanent fixture in their kitbag. Whether they are shooting wildlife, sports, portraits, …Continue reading »

05/12/2018 05:52 PM
Magnum launches limited time “Freedom” Square Print Sale

For five days only, you can pick up a museum-quality print, taken by some of the world’s leading photographers, for $100 – see a selection of those available here.

USA. Florida. Weeki Wachee Springs park. 2007.
For five days only, you can pick up a museum-quality print, taken by some of the world’s leading photographers, for $100 – see a selection of those available here.