David Chantrey

Interviews, news and tips from Photocrowd and the community

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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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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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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Tips Feature

How to Shoot Light Trails

Shooting traffic is an accessible way to achieve beautiful light trail photography and learn the fundamental rules of low-light and manual techniques. We look at the basics.
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Rough Guide

A Rough Guide to Icelandic Photography Locations

with Bragi Ingibergsson and Trevor Cole

Iceland is a dream destination for any landscape photographer. Two photographers share their guide to getting the most out of your Iceland pictures
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Tips Feature

Wildlife tips from APOY 2017-winner Henrik Spranz

with Henrik Spranz

If you're looking to be a success in wildlife competitions, then take heed of these bitesize tips from an award-winning photographer
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Tips Feature

Achieving Street Portraits with Impact

with Joshua Paul Akers

Joshua Paul Akers explains how he blurs the line between creating revealing portrait photography and engaging travel photography
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24 Haunting and Beautiful Urban Exploration Images

Take a tour of the derelict and decaying structures featured in the best urbex photography uploaded by Photocrowd users
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Tips Feature

A Beginner's Guide to Zoo Photography

with Zdenka Janaskova and Philip Joyce

Great animal shots aren't only found in the wild. Zdenka Janaskova and Philip Joyce offer their top zoo photography tips
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Tips Feature

10 Top Tips for Photographing Running Dogs

Dog photography is one of the most popular genres on Photocrowd, but capturing your dogs in motion is not always easy. We look at some ideas to help you out.
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Kit Guide

Pack Your Bag - choosing the best street photography camera, lenses and accessories

with Marco Boria

Photographer Marco Boria guides you through the essential photography gear he takes with him during his street photography excursions
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Behind the Lens

Men At Work – 3 classic street vendor shots

If you’re looking to enhance your street photography, three photographers relate the stories behind their captivating street portraits of street vendors
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Mood Board

21 Sumptuous Food Photography Ideas

Beautiful food photography is rife throughout Photocrowd. We present some of the best food pictures from our photographers
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Masters of Photography

How to Shoot like Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is undoubtedly one of the world’s best living photographers. We take a look at the techniques that make him such a master
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Tips Feature

11 Tips for Creating Abstract Oil and Water Images

with Dan Power

Oil and water photography can give you incredible painterly images. Dan Power shows you how
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19 examples of silhouette photography

Shooting silhouettes is a sure-fire way to add visual interest and atmosphere to your images. We take a look at some of the best silhouette images on Photocrowd
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Behind the Lens

Behind the Lens – Insect Macro Photography Tips

Three Photocrowd photographers tell the story behind their excursions into macro photography when shooting insects close-up
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Tips Feature

9 Tips for Shooting Portrait Photography in Natural Light

with Anastasiya Kushnyr

If you’re looking to improve your natural light portrait photography in the coming year, then Anastasiya Kushnyr has some advice and techniques to set you on your way
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