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

Best budget prime lens: 8 top optics tested and rated

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… Continue reading

How to improve your photography in 60 seconds

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The art of ‘seeing’ is something that a lot of photographers talk about. It can be a really tough thing to develop, and it sounds a bit ‘deep’, but it really can make a difference. Here’s how it’s done…

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Find out how going back to basics can help you take full control of your photography as we explain everything you need to know about shooting in Manual mode.

A layman’s guide to LCD screens

Fine tune image sharpness using Live View

What is an LCD screen and why is it an important part of your camera? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and equipment.

In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about LCD screens and how to use them.

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.

7 ways that photographers keep letting themselves down

Best ring flash for photographers: 5 top models tested and rated

Which of these photography mistakes are you making and what can you do about it?

How to change a camera lens properly

How to change a camera lens

A major benefit of using a DSLR is that you can choose from a variety of lenses suited to particular photographic situations, but knowing how to change a camera lens safely to avoid damaging your lens or the inside of your camera is one of the first photography tips for beginners that one should learn.

8 reasons your photos still look like snapshots

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?

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

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.