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Latest News

Nikon launch the D5300 – a 24.2-megapixel DSLR with Wi-Fi and GPS

By Matty Graham at 17/10/2013 08:15

It’s been a busy few days for Nikon. After announcing cashback deals, the D610 and a big bucks 58mm f/1.4 lens, the...

Sony unveils A7 and A7R - world’s first full-frame compact system cameras

By Matty Graham at 16/10/2013 08:05

Compact system cameras are going from strength to strength, so it’s no surprise that another new offering has been...

New bags for Fujifilm X-Series

By Ian Fyfe at 10/10/2013 09:30

Fujifilm has launched a new range of bags for its X-Series cameras, produced in partnership with outdoor and travel...

Technique

M for manual

With modern DSLRs making life so easy for us, why on earth would you want to switch all the automation off and do things manually?

Hotshoe flash

Add a separate flashgun to your photo arsenal and you’ll open up a range of creative opportunities

 

Autumn - Rules

Everyone likes taking pictures in autumn. From gorgeous yellows, to bronzes and golds, the trees transform making everyday scenes a photographic heaven

Gear Tests

Standard zoom test

Do you like your standard 18-55mm, but wish it could take better quality images? Roger Payne tests six alternatives designed to
boost your quality quotient

Panasonic DMC-G3 v Samsung NX11 v Sony NEX-C3

Three DSLR alternatives go head to head. Matty Graham is your match referee

Tripod test

Want a sturdy support for your camera but don’t want to break the bank? Richard Hopkins tests ten models to find you a winner

Projects

Abstract swirly shots

Combine a long exposure with a torch to create a galaxy of abstract swirly shots. Matty Graham lights the way forward

Light painting portraits

Taking control of slow shutter speeds and hand-held lights allows for some fun with light painting portraits

 

DIY softbox

On-camera flash is great when light levels drop, but to soften the flash’s harsh light Dan Pluck builds and tests a simple softbox diffuser