Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

    | Photography Tips | 29/07/2013 00:01am
    Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how extending the reach of your photography with a telephoto lens can help 
you capture scenes that are beyond the scope of other optics.

    Auto ISO: when is it the best option?

    | Photography Tips | 27/07/2013 14:00pm
    Auto ISO: when is it the best option?

    If you often swap between indoor and outdoor locations when taking pictures, your camera’s Auto ISO selection could be the best option for you. Here’s why…

    Photo Anatomy: how a top documentary photographer adds impact to his images

    | Photography Tips | 21/07/2013 14:01pm
    Photo Anatomy: how a top documentary photographer adds impact to his images

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment, documentary photographer Nyani Quarmyne explains how he took this stunning portrait at a New Orleans street party.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

    | Photography Tips | 18/07/2013 11:35am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

    If you’ve ever watched time lapse movies of setting suns and blooming flowers but thought it was something you could only do on a budget like the BBC’s, well think again. Our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he built his own DIY version of a motorised slider to shoot amazing time lapse movies on a budget.

    DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

    | Photography Tips | 04/07/2013 00:01am
    DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

    If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.

    Photo Anatomy: photographing the aurora borealis in stunning detail

    | Night, Photography Tips | 23/06/2013 14:00pm
    Photo Anatomy: photographing the aurora borealis in stunning detail

    In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

    In our latest instalment we look at how Norwegian photographer Ole Salomonsen captured this dramatic picture of the aurora borealis.

    Photographing the moon: how to set up your camera for the best results

    | Night, Photography Tips | 14/06/2013 12:18pm
    Photographing the moon: how to set up your camera for the best results

    Photographing the moon is always tempting for photographers, but getting sharp images with your telephoto lens and mid-range DSLR isn’t always easy. In this quick guide our technique editor explains how to photograph the moon and get the best results with what you have.

    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 10/06/2013 00:01am
    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for landscape photography

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for landscape photography. While you’ll often have time to experiment with camera settings when shooting landscapes, it’s still good to have a starting point. In this week’s guide we’ll show you how to set up your camera to achieve maximum depth of field, shoot a sunrise or sunset and add motion blur to subjects like moving water.

    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos social media profiles and other informal portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 22/05/2013 00:01am
    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos, social media avatars and other informal portraits

    In this ultimate guide to taking headshots, we explain how to shoot passport photos, profile pictures for social media and other types of informal portrait photography.

    Photo Anatomy: why Dan Chung used a tilt-shift lens to capture Usain Bolt

    | Photography Tips | 05/05/2013 02:00am
    Photo Anatomy: why Dan Chung used a tilt-shift lens to capture Usain Bolt's 100m win

    In our latest Photo Anatomy series installment, award-winning press photographer Dan Chung reveals how he captured Usain Bolt’s 100m final victory at the Beijing Olympics using innovative tilt-shift lens effects.

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