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Masters of Photography

How to Shoot Like Alex Webb

American-born Magnum photographer Alex Webb is a master photographer whose layered and beautifully-lit images have been a huge influence on a generation of street photographers
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Tips Feature

Summertime Silhouette Photography

It's time to take advantage of the sunny weather and build images around this season's strong light. We present a guide to creating effective silhouette images
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17 of the Best Examples of Horse Photography

Horses are one of the most magnificent subjects that a photographer could ask for. We look at some of the best examples of equine photography on Photocrowd
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Tips Feature

A Quick Guide to Steam Train Photography

with Richard McVeigh

Steam locomotive pictures can lead to evocative and atmospheric scenes. Richard McVeigh talks you through some basic techniques to ensure you capture successful steam engine pictures
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Tips Feature

Sand in Your Toes – A Guide to Desert Photography

With so many deserts throughout the world, it’s worth exploring these hot and remote locations to achieve stunning and evocative landscape photography
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Rough Guide

A Rough Guide to Scotland’s Finest Photography Locations

with Gavin Duncan

With its sweeping vistas, scenes of stunning natural beauty, and changeable light and weather, Scotland is a must-visit for any landscape photographer. Gavin Duncan takes you on a guided tour
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Behind the Lens

Beyond the Sea – 3 images of UK Coastal Photography

Three British landscape photographers discuss the story and techniques behind their best costal photography
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Mood Board

15 of the Best Spider Photographs

Of all the small creatures in the world, none are so misunderstood as spiders. Here we look at how arachnids can lead to beautiful insect photography
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Masters of Photography

Shoot Like Michael Kenna

The Lancashire-born master of minimalism has spent years honing his approach to landscapes. We take a look at how he captures his unique vision of the world
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Tips Feature

Tips for London Underground Photography

with Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

London is about so much more than famous landmarks. Simon Hadleigh-Sparks shows that beneath your feet there exists a rich world of photographic opportunities.
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Tips Feature

Sports Photography 101 – How to Shoot a Boxing Match

We lay out some of the basic techniques behind boxing photography and look at some of the best images from Photocrowd
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Behind the Lens

Out of Africa – 3 Photographers on their Best Safari Photography

Three photographers relate the stories behind their stunning safari pictures
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Tips Feature

The Colour Street Photography Guide

While it’s traditionally shot in black & white, street photography can be brought to life by vivid and vibrant colour
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Kit Guide

Pack Your Bag – the best camera, lenses and accessories for macro photography

with Ian Gilmour

Photographer Ian Gilmour takes you through the essential kit for macro photos of plants, flowers and insects.
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Mood Board

17 Examples of the Best Pet Portraits

Sometimes the best animal photography can be found right in your own home. We look at some of the best pet photography from Photocrowd photographers
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Tips Feature

How to Photograph Bluebells

With the spring season upon us, it’s time to get out into the forest and woodland and create some beautiful bluebell photography. We offer some tips.
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Tips Feature

A Beginner’s Guide to Stitched Panoramic Photography

with Chris Pegman

Sometimes epic landscapes require a wider field of view. Chris Pegman takes you through his tips for creating successful panoramic images
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Mood Board

19 Beautiful and Surreal Examples of Composite Photography

Photoshop composites can draw us into worlds where things are not what they seem. We take a look at some of the best from Photocrowd's photographers.
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Behind the Lens

Deep Blue Sea – 3 Incredible Examples of Shark Photography

Three underwater photographers tell the stories behind their stunning shark images
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Masters of Photography

How to Shoot Like Martin Parr

Magnum's Martin Parr is a master photographer of post-war Britain. We look at how he shoots his colourful and vivid scenes of everyday life
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Behind the Lens

Fox on the Run - 3 Beautiful Examples of Red Fox Photography

Three wildlife photographers explain the story and techniques behind their evocative fox pictures
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Kit Guide

Pack Your Bag - the best camera, lenses and lighting kit for portrait photography

with John Sherringham

If you're looking for the best portrait photography kit, John Sherringham is here to guide you through his essential purchases.
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Mood Board

19 Awe-Inspiring Astrophotography Images

If you're looking to capture images of the solar system, then take a look at these beautiful examples of night sky photography
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Tips Feature

A Brief Guide to Water Reflection Photography

with David Queenan

Landscape photographer David Queenan shows how reflections in rivers, lakes and puddles can lead to shots of striking depth and composition.
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