Vote now in the 2016 Digital Camera Awards

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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

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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

Flash photography tips: external flash techniques anyone can understand

A cheat sheet for getting the best results possible from your external flash

In this post we run through some of the most effective techniques for using your external flash unit, the most useful accessories, set-ups and more. We’ve also provided a couple handy flash photography cheat sheets to help illustrate the techniques we’re talking about.

Best camera focus techniques: 10 surefire ways to get sharp photos

How to set up your macro water drop scene: live view focusing

One of the first rules of photography is that the subject should be sharp. Most modern cameras offer a number of ways of achieving sharp photos, and in this post we’re going to look at the most important digital camera focus techniques and the best settings to use. We’ll look at how to select the AF point and which focus mode to use.