Nature Photography: 4 Ways to Capture Spring


Spring has sprung, and with it, plenty of nature photography opportunities. With flowers bursting into full bloom and wildlife emerging from their winter havens, there’s no better time to grab your camera and head outdoors to capture the spring colour.
But photographing nature isn’t easy, which you’ll know if you’ve ever come home after a day of […]

5 Steps to Capturing the Perfect Landscape Images


Undulating hills and valleys, captivating seascapes, jagged shorelines, metropolis skylines…this world is full of emotive, powerful landscape images. The glass-half-full in us would say that everything we see is a beautiful landscape waiting to be caught on camera.
But the tricky step is capturing this natural beauty. Like trying to find a four-leaf clover or trying […]

Instagram Ready: Our Favourite Food Photography Tips


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Over the past few years, with the advent of social media and the like, food photography has exploded like an over-stuffed jam doughnut.
It’s become such a meaty hobby that, if Marie Antoinette were alive, she’d likely have to change her infamous statement to: Let […]

How to Clean Your Camera Lens the Right Way with These 5 Tips


You don’t invest in a smart pair of eye glasses only to let the fingerprints gather. Nor do you walk around all day with cloudy vision because you can’t be bothered cleaning off the smudges. And you certainly don’t (we hope!) rub those delicate lenses with sanitary tissues or your grubby shirt sleeve.
Since camera lenses are just […]

7 Simple Tips to Get the Most Out of Your DSLR


Getting your first DSLR camera can be an exciting time. Finally, you’re going to start documenting your memories with professional images!
Alas, it’s not so simple, as you’ll realise once you’ve charged up that battery and started shooting. So what is it that sets professional images apart from the rest? How can you replicate the wow […]

8 Top Tips to Compose a Stunning Photo

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A good camera can only do so much to produce quality photographs. The photographer, who interprets a scene with a fresh eye and unique perspective, plays a large role in creating a stunning shot.
Much of the best photography is about being in the right place at the right time. But there are certain things you […]

Why it is important to print your images

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Avoid the risk of losing those precious photographic memories, and get printing today!

Our grandparents had leather-bound photo albums, but we, the digital generation, have social media. While it has made sharing your holiday snaps easier than ever, the digital revolution has also meant thousands of people risk losing their precious memories due to hardware failures, […]

Photographing with Filters explained

Thanks to the guys at Katoomba Camera House for producing this great little clip to help you better understand the meanings and uses of Digital SLR Filters.

Our Top 13 Photoshop Photo Effects For 2013

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Our top 13 Photoshop photo effects chosen, summed up and here ready for you to start getting creative with your photography!

Get your kit on!

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You love taking photos but are a little confused when it comes to what accessories to use and why. Let Better Pictures give you the lowdown on camera kit essentials that will take you from happy snapper to enthusiast in no time.

Do not underestimate the power of a tripod to improve your shots. Yes, these […]