David Chantrey

Interviews, news and tips from Photocrowd and the community

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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Mood Board

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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Mood Board

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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Tips Feature

18 Tips for Taking Your Drone Photography to the Next Level

with David Hopley

If you’re keen to develop your aerial photography, David Hopley is on hand to offer some words of advice to help you create your best drone images
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Mood Board

15 of the Most Beautiful Rain Images on Photocrowd

Bad weather in winter can lead to beautiful images for any photographer. We take a look at some of the most inspiring rain pictures from Photocrowd
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Tips Feature

The Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Light Painting

with Mathew Browne, Dylan Arnold and Nikolay Trebukhin

Three photographers share their tips and techniques for achieving stunning light painting photography
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Tips Feature

11 tips for shooting epic landscape photography

with Andrew Robertson

Landscape photographer Andrew Robertson explains the best techniques, lenses, camera and accessories for capturing wide-angle landscapes
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Mood Board

19 of the best street photographers shooting in colour

Not all street photography has to be black & white. If you need some street photography ideas, then check out these colour street photography shots
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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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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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