8 reasons your photos still look like snapshots

    | Photography for Beginners | 25/10/2014 00:01am
    Learn how to use natural light in your landscape photography

    No photographer started creating magic the minute they picked up a camera. It can take months or years of work until you’re completely happy with the pictures you take. But there are some steps you can take today to stop your photos looking like snapshots. Here are some suggestions…

    Getting it right in camera: what does that really mean?

    | Photography for Beginners | 18/10/2014 00:01am
    Best ring flash for photographers: 5 top models tested and rated

    Many photographers like to talk about ‘getting it right in camera’, but what does that really mean in an age when digital imaging can be considered a data gathering exercise? In their latest guest blog post the team at Photoventure explain all…

    6 classic composition techniques every photographer should know

    | Photography for Beginners | 11/10/2014 00:01am
    How to compose images for maximum impact: move closer

    While you may never develop the God-like framing genius of a Cartier Bresson, hard work and perseverance will definitely get you further down the road to better pictures (and even HCB had to work hard at it, over a long career).

    With this in mind, here is a quick reminder of some tried and tested compositional techniques and theories to make your framing look classier.

    Which metering mode should you use?

    | Photography for Beginners | 27/07/2014 00:01am
    Which metering mode should you use? The simplest guide yet

    In this quick guide we explain how metering modes work, and how to select the best one for the job at hand.

    What is maximum aperture? Which lenses go widest (and why it matters)

    | Photography for Beginners | 15/07/2014 00:01am
    What is maximum aperture? Which lenses go widest (and why it matters)

    What is maximum aperture? It’s a question we often hear from new photographers who are getting to grips with their lenses or trying to understand depth of field. In this guide we explain what it means to set the maximum aperture, which lenses go widest and what you actually gain in terms of your images.

    3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

    | Photography for Beginners | 25/06/2014 00:01am
    3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

    If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. Before you get you get started, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp.

    8 camera features they make you think you need, but you really don’t

    | Photography for Beginners | 18/06/2014 00:01am
    Nikon J2 features: what's new on the latest Nikon 1 camera

    What is an essential camera feature and what is just a camera gimmick? Everyone will hold a different opinion, but here’s our list of some unnecessary features which you can probably do without.

    Best cameras for beginners: 5 stellar options you can grow with

    | Photography for Beginners | 07/06/2014 00:01am
    Canon EOS 700D: price, release date, specs confirmed

    In their latest guest post, the team at Photoventure takes a look at some of the best cameras for beginner photographers – both DSLRs and compact system or mirrorless cameras.

    How to hold a camera: getting started with your new DSLR

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/06/2014 00:01am
    How to hold a camera: getting started with your new DSLR

    More so than any of your new camera’s features, learning how to hold a camera properly will ensure you get the sharpest pictures possible.

    How to take an exposure reading on your digital camera

    | Photography for Beginners | 27/05/2014 00:01am
    How to nail exposure with spot metering in tricking conditions: Step 1

    Even for experienced photographers, the subject of metering and how to take an exposure reading can be confusing, but the basics are easy to get to grips with…