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snow-treePhotographing snow! With winter well and truly here and many of us enjoying (or possibly not) beautiful snowy towns and landscapes I thought I’d better write a few snow photography tips for you.

Street photography tips - ChristmasChristmas is a great time for photography ­- wonderful street scenes full of Yuletide joy.

Even if there’s no snow, the cold and frost can add a winter theme to your pictures.

Macro photography tipsTaking ultra-close photos can be extremely challenging but it’s well worth the effort ­- these macro photography tips should help.

Macro photography is usually associated with specialist macro lenses. If you have one then great, but if you don’t there’s no need to feel left out.

Photography VideosLandscape photography tips - waterfallLandscape photography tips start with planning. If you’re serious about shooting landscapes you have to plan ahead.

Think about where there are some interesting features to photograph­ then go and do a recce. Work out where you need to be to get the best composition -­ and it’s rarely by the side of the road.

Portrait photography tipsCapturing human facial expression is a real art but one you can learn surprisingly easily with these handy portrait photography tips.

A successful portrait instantly connects with the viewer, and the trick to that is good communication.

You’re trying to depict the essence of your subject’s personality -­ all their quirks, their foibles -­ in a single click.

breatheHow to compose better, sharper pictures - slow down, relax and breathe before pressing...

fireworks photographyFireworks photography is not as complex as you might think, and fireworks make impressive images to amaze your friends with. So with November 5th approaching here's how to photograph fireworks.

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in ­- and digital SLR photography fans turn their thoughts to sunset photography.

You can get amazing images as the sun’s lowering in the sky as well as the moment it dips below the horizon. Your camera’s own exposure meter can usually cope well with this kind of shot and shouldn’t need any adjustment.

photography composition 1When photographing people, don’t be afraid to get close to your subject. Have you noticed that when we look at each other, it’s faces and eyes that we tend to concentrate on - well almost always ….

Our Ultimate Beginners Course will help you with this.

Tips on photography - autumn mushrooms, by one-to-one photography course student Maria LeekbladeAutumn is a season of golden opportunity for photographers ­- a wealth of rich colours and subtle light conditions.

Early morning and evenings are always good times to shoot but they seem so much better in autumn woodlands.

Check out these tips on photography in the autumn…