Bird of The Month

Blackcap may seem a strange choice for December's 'bird of the month', as it is better known as a common summer breeding visitor to the UK, but more and more of these birds are spending their winters here. Research leads us to believe that the winter visitors are a different population to those that arrive in the summer.

Explore every angle

In today's Quick Tips, we look at getting the most out of a shot - checking every angle

The late Diane Arbus once said, ‘The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it’s true.’ At times we are all guilty of eschewing the everyday in favour of the extraordinary or exotic. We complain that there is nothing to shoot, or that our local patch is not as exciting or visually rewarding as the terrain encountered by travel

How to Get a Million Instagram Followers for a Day

Are you a photographer trying to get more Instagram followers? One of the most common tips you hear for growing your tribe is to share your best work. As actor Steve Martin famously said, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

It’s fantastic advice. Unfortunately, even if your pictures make the Mona Lisa look like a finger painting, it’s easier than ever to be ignored. Instagram now has over 500 million users posting more than 52 million pictures every day!