So you’ve just started out in photography? 16 universal truths

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There’s so much to take in when you start out in photography: rules for composition, exposure, digital workflow, image editing tricks and more.

But there are some less-obvious photographic truths that aren’t generally covered by photography technique guides.

Much of this stuff you only really appreciate with the benefit of hindsight – so here are 16 universal truths that you’ll be agreeing with soon.

Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image

Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image

When framing a photograph, it’s not just the focal length that matters. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to choose the optimum angle of view for your scene, as well as explain how to choose the right lenses and the difference between angle of view vs field of view.

The future of photography: 7 camera features you will see before you die

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

What does the future of photography hold in terms of digital camera technology? Aside from improved dynamic range, focusing speed and high ISO performance, what new camera features will take picture quality to the next level and make photography easier and more fun? Here are some suggestions for the next generation of cameras…

How to eliminate camera shake: practical tips for avoiding blurry photos

How to eliminate camera shake: practical tips for avoiding blurry photos

Start taking sharper handheld photos, whether you’re using a heavy lens or shooting in the dark! In this tutorial we share our best tips for avoiding camera shake and leaving blurry photos behind. We start by answering some of the most common questions photographers have about camera shake and then show you a few simple methods for controlling it.