If you’re new to photography you may have asked yourself, ‘What is ISO?’
Back in the days before digital, film came in a variety of different speeds. The ‘faster’ the film, the more sensitive it was to light – allowing you to use faster shutter speeds than with ‘slower’ film.
Using these higher-sensitivity film emulsions was useful for moving subjects – and particularly so in low light. This film speed was measured using a number of different scales – with two of the best known, the American ASA and German DIN scales, eventually being brought together to give us the standardised ISO system.
In this Photoshop tutorial you’ll find out how to get creative with Layers, Layer Masks, Blending Modes and Adjustment Layers to apply stylish texture effects to your photos Combining or ‘layering’ several images together is an excellent way to achieve a photo with real sense of mood, and is a great way to add another [...]
Canon recently unveiled the EOS 6D, a full-frame, compact, light-weight DSLR. This Canon announcement will undoubtedly spark interest in older EOS cameras, which are now likely to receive a price-drop. In this post, we’ll briefly make a Canon 6D vs 7D comparison, both of which are aimed at advanced-amateur photographers.
Looking for a fresh dose of photographic inspiration for the new year? We take a look at a selection of the best photographs from 2012 via the Royal Photographic Society.
While we like to divide ourselves into groups of beginner photographers, advanced photographers, professional photographers – even famous photographers – and so on, the truth is we all play by the same sets of rules. Often we’ve found that going back and reading ‘beginner’ photography tutorials has provided us with new inspiration to go out and break the rules to try something different.
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 7 of our most popular ‘beginner’ photography tutorials that we believe are worth another read.
Issue 122 of Digital Camera magazine deals with how and why you should shoot in raw, as well as in-depth tutorials on how to get the maximum tone and detail from your raw shots.
Although many photographers upgrade to a decent SLR to take family portraits or pictures of friends, getting great shots of people is always a challenge. The difference between amateur and professional portraits can be vast. So we’ve compiled this list of 14 of the most important portrait photography tips for any photographer, to help you improve the quality of the pictures you take.
Macro photography can open up a whole new world. The below photographs feature macro photography of insects; you might feel disgusted to look at them, you might cringe, but you might also see insects in a whole new light – close up they are fascinating, colourful, beautiful, and even cute!
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Your mobile device is a great tool for photography. Whether you’ve got a mobile phone or a tablet, both can come in incredibly handy both for taking pictures or working with and sharing those you take on your “real” camera. We’ve already explored the best free Android photo apps for your mobile device. In this follow-up post we take a look at the photo apps for Android you’ll actually want to splash out on.