What is shutter speed: 7 questions new photographers always ask

    | Photography for Beginners | 20/03/2014 00:01am
    What is shutter speed: 7 questions new photographers always ask

    What is shutter speed? In this quick primer we’ll explain how to use shutter speed to make your exposures faster or slower for instant photographic creativity.

    What is aperture: everything you need to know about controlling light creatively

    | Photography for Beginners | 27/02/2014 00:01am
    What is aperture: everything you need to know about controlling light creatively

    What is aperture in photography? Controlling the amount of light that hits your camera’s sensor isn’t the only role of that big hole in your lens. It also enables you to get creative with depth of field.

    In this tutorial we’ll not only answer the question of ‘What is aperture’; we’ll show you how to use your camera’s aperture to start getting creative with light.

    What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

    | Photography for Beginners | 19/02/2014 00:01am
    What is ISO: understanding your camera's sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

    What is ISO? Discover how your camera’s sensitivity to light is measured and when you should increase your camera’s ISO setting.

    Focus and focal length: the true benefits of using a DSLR

    | Photography for Beginners | 18/02/2014 12:34pm
    Focus and focal length: the true benefits of using a DSLR

    Using a DSLR offers a number of unique advantages over compact cameras and smartphones – chief of which is their ability to change lenses. In this quick beginner’s guide we’ll explain some of the key benefits a DSLR offers in terms of focus and focal lengths.

    How to expose for landscapes: secrets to in-camera metering & which modes to use

    | Photography for Beginners | 12/02/2014 00:01am
    How to expose for landscape photography: every question answered

    Are you frustrated by landscape images that look too bright or too dark? In our guide on how to expose for landscape photography we answer all of the common questions photographers have about exposure and metering. You’ll learn the basics of in-camera metering and which metering mode to use (and when).

    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: ways to cope with high-contrast lighting

    | Photography for Beginners | 10/02/2014 00:01am
    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to cope with high-contrast lighting

    As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we show you how to deal with high-contrast lighting and capture the maximum range of tones.

    Program Mode Explained: how to creatively shift aperture and shutter speed

    | Photography for Beginners | 06/02/2014 00:01am
    Program Mode Explained: how to shift aperture and shutter speed for more creative images

    In this guide to your camera’s Program Mode – or P Mode – we’ll answer many of the common questions about what it is and how it works, as well as show you how to get more creative results by shifting the aperture and shutter speed.

    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to use exposure compensation

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/02/2014 00:01am
    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: use exposure compensation in difficult lighting

    As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we look at how you can get your exposures spot-on in different lighting conditions using exposure compensation.

    A layman’s guide to memory cards

    | Photography for Beginners | 02/02/2014 12:00pm
    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: fast memory cards

    There are a number of things you need to consider when purchasing a memory card, and in our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the common questions about speed, capacity and more.

    White balance explained: how cameras correct the color of different types of light

    | Photography for Beginners | 31/01/2014 00:01am
    White balance explained: how your camera corrects the colour of different kinds of lighting

    The White Balance setting you choose will change the colour balance in your pictures, making it warmer or cooler depending on how the sort of light you’re shooting in affects things.

    Using Auto White Balance is the simple option, but your camera’s White Balance presets give you more control over colour.

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