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100 great tips to better landscape photography with Alan Ranger

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.”Ansel Adams.

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Technique Feature

15 Simple Ideas for Forest and Woodland Photography

Forests and woodland are a unique and aesthetic subject for any landscape photographer. We present some words of advice if you’re thinking of venturing out
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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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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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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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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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Technique Feature

Shooting Black & White Landscapes

We see so many scenes in colour, but perhaps you should consider the expressive qualities of monochrome landscapes. We take a look at some key tips.
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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

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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Technique Feature

A Quick Guide to Coastal Pictures

with Phil Green

Changing light and weather means no two coastal images are ever the same. Beach and coast photographer Phil Green shows how to best capture these diverse landscapes
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Technique Feature

9 Tips for Capturing the Sky at Night

with Chuck Claude

If you’ve ever wondered how to shoot landscapes at night, then Chuck Claude is on hand to give you some basic advice
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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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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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Kit Bag

The Best Lenses for Portrait Photography

with Sean Hepburn, Sissela and Ricardo Williams

There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to portrait lenses, but it doesn’t hurt to get some guidance. We talk to three Photocrowd photographers who specialise in portraiture
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Literary feast for the eyes: 13 book photography gems

A person's book collection can be amongst the most treasured items in their possession. We thought we'd combine the arts of photography and literature to shine a light on 13 fantastic bookish delights shot by members of the Photocrowd community.
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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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12 essential tips and tricks for photographing children

Photographing children can be a joyful and rewarding process, but it’s also uniquely challenging – so we asked three of the top child photographers on Photocrowd to share their advice.
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Expert Reviews

Portraits to make you smile: Five expert judges review five fun-loving portraiture submissions

We went looking through the contest archive for some happy portraiture photography, and found five triumphant examples that particularly caught the eyes of five of our contest judges. Here are their expert opinions on what makes a smile-worthy portrait....
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Tips Feature

9 steps to shooting abstract landscape photography

with Lee Acaster

Award-winning landscape photographer and Photocrowd stalwart Lee Acaster offers a guide to creating beautiful, abstract images of woodland foliage.
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9 expert tips for great bird photography by Susan Dimock

Susan Dimock's love affair with bird photography began when she discovered some Sandhill cranes performing their courtship dance outside her mother's patio doors. Grabbing the digital camera she'd recently been given by her husband, she got shooting. Here, she shares nine valuable tips for fellow b…

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Down on the farm: 18 agricultural photography delights

Farm photography can serve up all manner of genres: landscape, animal, architecture, documentary and more. And, adding to the diverse nature of this subject is the ability to capture the life of a farm throughout all four seasons.
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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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Behind the Lens

'Battle' by Ian Reid

Amassing a total of 28 Photocrowd awards and counting, including seven 1st places, Ian Reid's 'Battle' which captures two gannets fighting over a mackerel, is one of the most popular Wildlife shots on Photocrowd.
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Divine architecture: 15 images of churches from around the world

There is an amazing selection of church images in the Photocrowd archives, showcasing a magnificent range of external and internal architectural photography. This Easter, we've picked out 15 images of stunning churches from around the world...
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