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Five fun ways to get involved with the Rugby World Cup 2019™

From mascots and money boxes to cheer sticks and megaphones, there's no end to the rugby-themed paper-folding fun you can have with Creative Park.

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Rugby World Cup 2019™ mascots Ren and G created with Canon's Creative Park.

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See the difference with a specialist action lens

A popular way to achieve high quality action shots is to fill the frame with the action, showing the subject close up in detail. this can be achieved with specialist lenses, that allow you to get close up, without being close up. See our tips on capturing the best shot, with the best lens.

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Photographing action is all about capturing split second moments. You’ll need to keep up with the game, follow your snowboarding friends or be poised to capture city surfers as they ride the waves. But you won’t need to move quite as fast if you’re prepared.

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Portrait photos are easy to take but tough to master. We’ve come up with some helpful basic tips to turn your good shots into great ones.

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Shooting great action shots, like urban river surfers, snowboarders or runners, means thinking ahead. Firstly, you’ll need to think about what you want to capture, how fast your subject is moving and where you’ll set up and shoot from.

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children running through finish line of race

We all want to capture our children’s sporting achievement, scoring a goal or crossing the finishing line, and for us photographers the pressure is on to get that winning shot.

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long exposure of Ferris wheel

Capturing motion in photos requires you to make a choice between freezing the action OR allowing creative blur to show the idea of movement in your photos. Canon tutor, Brian Worley, shares his top tips on capturing motion.

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time lapse of night sky

Undoubtedly you will have seen some stunning time-lapse videos of the Milky Way rising in the night sky or traffic rushing through a city scene. In this short video and guide you will learn how to get started with time-lapse photography.

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Capturing great portrait photos, especially on the street, can be challenging. We hope these five tips will help you shoot better photos of people – whether they be friends, family or characters you meet on the street.

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dancer poses next to bath tub

Film director and producer Sébastien Devaud is passionate about images. We caught up with him to get some tips on making the most of winter light in stills and video.

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child holding autumn leaf

From the rich colours to the soft golden sunlight and early morning mist, autumn is a beautiful season. Read our top tips for taking your autumnal photography to the next level.

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Knowing how to use light to your advantage can make a big difference to your photos – and you don’t need to buy new equipment to see the results.

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