David Chantrey

Interviews, news and tips from Photocrowd and the community

Tips Feature

10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photography

with Brian Haslam

Flower photographer Brian Haslam demonstrates how to creatively combine macro, portraiture and still life techniques to create stunning flower photos
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Kit Guide

Pack Your Bag – choosing the best travel photography camera, lenses and accessories

with Heather Allen

Photographer Heather Allen guides you through the essential photography gear she takes with her during her travel photography trips
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Tips Feature

22 Tips for Photographing Birds in Flight

with Roger Hunt

If you’re a keen bird photographer, then read Roger Hunt’s ultimate step-by-step guide to capturing flying birds
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Tips feature

7 Winter Photography Tips from Photocrowd Photographers

Bad weather doesn’t mean having to hide away indoors. Just a few simple techniques and ideas can set you on your way to creating beautiful examples of winter photography.
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Kit Guide

Pack Your Bag – choosing the best landscape photography equipment

with Stu Meech

Photographer Stu Meech guides you through his favourite camera, lenses and accessories to include in his got-to landscape photography kit
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Rough Guide

Travel Photography Tips from Kyoto, Japan

with Patrick Hochner

Japan resident Patrick Hochner offers a little insight for photographers visiting Kyoto in Japan for the first time
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Tips Feature

9 steps to shooting abstract landscape photography

with Lee Acaster

Landscape photographer and Amateur Photographer of the Year 2015-winner Lee Acaster offers a guide to creating beautiful images of woodland foliage
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Mood Board

The Most Breathtaking Drone Photography of the Year

If you’re thinking of trying your hand at creating stunning aerial photography, then take some inspiration from these 17 examples from our photographers
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Tips Feature

10 Urban Photography Tips

with Mark Cornick LRPS

Learning to shoot the city in black and white, with the right camera and lens, and a trusty set of filters can help you create dynamic and award-winning images
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Behind the lens

Victorian gentleman

Professional photographer and Photocrowd user Joana Kruse explains the story and techniques behind her hugely popular image 'Victorian gentleman'; the winner of our 'Victoriana' contest.
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Night market in Arequipa: A snapshot in time

In today's post, Photocrowd user Hana Peskova takes us along with her on a spontaneous photo shoot at a night market in the beautiful city of Arequipa, Peru.
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Behind the lens

Self

Rising Photocrowd talent, Ishika Alim, takes us behind the scenes of her stunning image 'Self', and explains the story behind it.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Lucia Tieko

The images of top Photocrowd user Lucia Tieko are among the most loved by Photocrowd experts and voters. We spoke to Lucia to find out more about her and her photography.
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City of life: Photographing modern-day Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city of contrasts. A vibrant blend of culture, history and innovation - the neon lights, towering skyscrapers, iconic harbour and crowded city streets belie a solid core of tradition.
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The fundamental rules of firework photography

In the build up to Bonfire night, Photocrowd user Christine Matthews shares her tips and advice for setting up and shooting the perfect firework photo.
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The beginner's guide to tattoo photography

“Ich dien” is the German phrase on the Prince of Wales’ heraldic badge.
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Behind the lens

In the playground

Erika Eros, winner of the crowd vote in our Theme Parks contest, shares the story behind her winning photo 'In the playground'.
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A local's guide to shooting waves in Hawaii

Here in the islands we like to say “Lucky we live Hawaii”.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Bogdan Zarkowski

Top 1000 photographer and Photocrowd favourite Bogdan Zarkowski puts some time aside to talk to us about his artistic beginnings as a designer, his most-used techniques and some of his all time favourite photography role models.
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Photographing London from below: Shooting angles and perspectives

Simon Hadleigh-Sparks is one of our top photographers, and a much-loved member of the Photocrowd community. In this post, he tells us a little about his background, and gives us an insightful look into capturing beautiful architecture from below, shooting clean angles - making it all come together.
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The insider's guide to event photography

"Protect your camera like it's your last Rolo". We hear from Photocrowd user, Andy Cruxton, on his experiences as a charity event photographer, and why the "proper" camera is still king.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Kathy Medcalf

The winner of many Photocrowd awards including first place in our 'Flowers' contest, Kathy Medcalf is one of our top photographers. Today, we speak to her about photographing nature, exposure techniques and early influences.
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Behind the lens

Step by step

The winner of our recent Steps and stairs contest, Gilbert Claes, gives us some background on his winning image, and the processes behind it.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with David Ball

The images of award-winning photographer David Ball are among the most loved among Photocrowd experts and voters. We spoke to David to find out more about him and his photography.
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