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The essence of street photography is its raw, unfiltered, unstaged realism. The key to this is mastering your sense of timing and not being embarrassed to approach potential subjects

Rhinos on the run

With their horns still much-prized by poachers, will the revered African safari bucket list of photographing the ‘Big 5’ of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino roaming wild and free soon be a thing of the past?
From the iconic narrowboats meandering along picturesque British landscapes, to the bustling water traffic of Venice, canals offer a visual treat far removed from the modern stresses of daily life
Iceland is a sparsely populated country with one of the most geologically and volcanically active landscapes in the world, perfect for capturing some of the most striking landscape images on Earth

From Dusk till Dawn

November is a dark, quiet month, but it also marks the start of a period where long nights play a large part in how photographers adjust their visual interpretation of the world
Every year, the LPOTY awards celebrate the best in Britain’s scenic photographers. This year’s entries present a breathtaking view of our nation
Country borders are some of the most controlled environments on the planet. But restrictions on photography can vary surprisingly from one location to another
The seasonal changes of September promise much photographic potential for your camera, but the variety of subjects and their proximity also means there are key practical considerations to master in order to get pictures that will meet your ambitions
Camera technology may have come a long way since the early days of photography inspired travellers to capture the world on film. But when it comes to photographing ancient sites, we can still learn a lot from the old masters

Under the sea

There’s a world of visual wonder beneath the waves but it requires equipment, knowledge and an awareness of the environment to properly capture

Film Stars

Who in their right mind wants to shoot with film in this day and age? In fact, film photography is becoming popular again, especially with professionals looking for new dimensions and natural, saturated tones. Film, it seems, is ‘cool’
Calling photographers passionate about capturing and sharing great images of Britain’s dramatic and varied landscape!
For the past ten years, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management has provided photographers with a platform to express in artistic, but impactful ways the real issues facing the world today

On the Tiger Trail

Less than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, so it is hardly surprising that the recent discovery of the small breeding population of Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand was described as ‘nothing short of miraculous’. For photographers, capturing this apex…
What do Ethiopia’s ‘church forests’, the incipient HS2 high-speed rail project, and the plastic ephemera deposited by the 2011 Japanese tsunami have in common? The answer is that they were all the subject of projects carried out by winners of…
Today, the camera is regarded as an essential smartphone feature. But it was only in the previous decade that the developments we now take for granted were first conceived
This winter has seen frequent storms and flooding hitting many coastal areas of the British Isles. While some will feel these are less than ideal conditions for stepping out with the camera, in fact there are many creative possibilities for photography

The Wider View

Wide-angle photography is perhaps the best way to recreate the natural human eye’s field-of-vision. But you’ll need specialist equipment and expertise to really do the images justice

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