Common mistakes at every shutter speed (and how to avoid them)

Common mistakes with shutter speeds (and the best settings to overcome them)

At a basic level, shutter speed is used to control exposure, but it can also be used as a creative tool that freezes action or adds dramatic blur to moving subjects. In this tutorial we’ll explain some of the common mistakes you might encounter while trying to achieve the five classic shutter speed effects of freezing movement, blurring action, using blur creatively, long exposures and night photography.

Vote now in the 2016 Digital Camera Awards


We’ve seen some amazing cameras, lenses and accessories over the last 12 months. Now it’s time to decide which one should become worthy winners of a Digital Camera Award. In our poll below, you’ll find our shortlists of gear across 18 award categories, from high-end cameras to phones for photographers, and from lenses to tripods. There will also… Continue reading

Tutorial files for Digital Camera 174


Get start files for the March 2016 issue’s Digital Darkroom tutorials, plus files to accompany the Levels & Curves ebook included with this issue In Digital Camera 174, on sale from Wednesday 29th January, our Digital Darkroom section helps you develop your image-editing skills, with guides for Lightroom and Photoshop. Where indicated in the tutorials,… Continue reading