How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful image organisation and editing software package. Of course the downside to having such a powerful tool at your disposal is that it’s possible to make some pretty significant mistakes, especially when you’re first learning how to use it.

To help out we’ve drawn up a list of the most common mistakes that photographers make when using Lightroom and have some advice about how to get things right from the outset.

11 photo printing mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

11 photo printing mistakes every photographer makes (and how to avoid them)

Making prints can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of photography, but there are a few common mistakes that photographers make that can have them tearing their hair out. Our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, outlines the photo printing problems that can arise and explains how to avoid them.

What camera should I buy: pros and cons of each type (and what they’re best at)

What camera should I buy: pros and cons of each camera type (and when you should use them)

This time of year many of us ask ourselves, “What camera should I buy?” Truth is, it can be tricky to decide what camera to buy because we like to shoot different subjects which have different needs. In this jargon-free buyer’s guide our head of testing Angela Nicholson has some advice that will put you on the right track.

How to set up a camera for the first time: 11 things you need to do first

How to set up a camera for the first time: 11 settings to get you started right

If you’re new to photography and are lucky enough to have been given a camera for Christmas, or perhaps you’ve bought one in the sales, you may need a few tips on how to set up a camera for the first time. Our head of testing Angela Nicholson is on hand with all the information you need.

Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you’re smarter than your camera

Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you're smarter than your camera

Modern DSLR, compact system and compact cameras are very clever, and in many circumstances they can be left to their own devices in their automatic settings and will deliver good results. However, when explaining photography for beginners it’s imperative to understand that your camera doesn’t always get it right. It’s helpful to be aware of the problems they face and what can fool them so that you can take control and get the images that you want.

10 family portrait photography mistakes every photographer makes

Family photo ideas: make a striking family portrait from individual faces in profile

We are fast approaching the festive season which usually brings plenty of opportunity to take a few family portraits. In the latest instalment of her ongoing series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains some of the most common family portrait photography mistakes that photographers make and offers some advice about getting it right.