What is focal length, many new photographers ask? Focal length is how long a lens is, right?
Not exactly, no. Understanding focal length is much more than just the range of numbers marked on your lens. Below we’ll answer some of the common questions photographers have about focal length, as well as compare the effects different lenses can produce.
In this video tutorial we show you how to use the Shutter Priority mode on your DSLR to control shutter speed for a range of different effects.
Mirrorless or compact system cameras (CSC) are becoming increasingly popular and while some photographers are trading in their old SLRs in favour of the new breed, others are investing in a second system. Both will find they learn a few lessons that will help them make better images.
Get to grips with the basics of shutter speed in photography as we explain everything you need to know to take sharp pictures across a range of exposures.
What focus points and why are they important? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and techniques.
In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about using focus points.
Soft shots are the bane of the serious photographer’s life, and a major reason why images get rejected by stock image libraries or lose out in camera club competitions or photo society distinctions. Anyone can zoom into images at 100% with software these days, meaning that any soft areas are painfully obvious. So what can… Continue reading
Manual exposure mode is the ideal choice when you want to control both depth of field and movement blur because you set aperture and shutter speed. It can be daunting to use on the first few occasions so we’ve put together a short list of dos and don’t to keep on the right track. Do… Continue reading
Digital camera tips for photographers at every level of ability. Learn how to get your pictures right in-camera to save yourself from having to edit photos later.
Do you find your camera’s complex AF options confusing? We get back to basics and answer the question, ‘What is autofocus anyway?’ in full and jargon-free.
Setting a camera’s sensitivity or ISO value is an essential part of setting exposure. But what is ISO anyway? Here are six things you should know about your camera’s sensitivity settings.