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The new year still remains a popular time to set life goals and career targets. There’s no reason why that shouldn’t include your photography, says Keith Wilson
A half century has passed since the ‘Earthrise’ photograph – widely believed to have launched the global environmental movement – was taken
The majestic and mighty polar bear is in danger of becoming an animal of the past, consigned to the growing list of extinct species, yet polar bear tourism is increasingly popular, says Keith Wilson

Remote photography

With motion detectors becoming ever more sophisticated, and clearer, crisper image resolution available with even the smallest setup, remote photography is a vital tool in the geographic photographer’s kit bag, says Keith Wilson
Of Britain's 15 national parks, the New Forest is probably the one most synonymous with images of Autumn. Home to some of the country's most extensive areas of broadleaf deciduous trees, as well as open heathland, wild ponies and five…
The recent heatwave had everyone longing for a drop of rain to break the sweltering conditions. But with future summers predicted to get even worse, knowing how to get the best from your water shots is increasingly vital

Fire on the moor

With the recent Saddleworth Moor fire, it can be easy to think such landscapes are little more than tinderboxes waiting to be set alight. But there’s much to uncover if you dig a little deeper

50mm: the nifty fifty

Some may see using the 50mm lens as a regressive step, but in fact there are still some very good reasons for getting the once standard lens out – and more photographers are choosing to do just that

Fun in the sun

With the days at their longest and more light in which to use your camera for a prolonged period, summer is a great time to get out and about with a camera and notice the photographic potential of your surroundings

The soft touch

So much photographic theory is dedicated to image sharpness that you may think it best to delete any images that are soft or blurred. But this doesn’t mean pictures which are deliberately blurred or out of focus should be eschewed
It takes a lot more than the latest research data and alarming projections from conservation scientists to make headlines these days. What really grabs people’s attention are the pictures that illustrate what’s at stake and the damage already caused

Capturing the Galapagos

Annual competition looks to celebrate island life in all its glory
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

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