A layman’s guide to reflectors

A layman's guide to reflectors

What is a reflector and why is it an important tool for photographers? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to use a reflector. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

Digital SLR cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Digital SLR cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Digital SLR cameras are the preferred tool of most professional photographers and they’re the first choice of camera for most enthusiast camera for decades, but what is a digital SLR, how do they work and why are they so popular? Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson explains all you need to know.

The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained

The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained

Learn how to master exposure in photography and get pictures with punch by balancing aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

A layman’s guide to good photo composition

A layman's guide to good photo composition

What is photo composition and why is it important? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to compose a photograph. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

10 things you may not know about your camera (but probably should)

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If you think a cursory read of your camera manual is all you need to know, then think again. There are many hidden power features inside that you often forget are there, and when somebody points them out it’s something of a revelation. With this in mind here is a reminder of some must-know camera tips and not-necessarily-obvious time savers and tweaks….

10 common mistakes amateur photographers make (and how to avoid them)

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The joy of digital photography is that it’s a lot cheaper to learn from common mistakes… provided you know that they’re mistakes in the first place.

What is a bridge camera? Tips for using them to their full potential

5 best bridge cameras currently on the market: Panasonic FZ1000

What is a bridge camera? Many know that a bridge camera offers a mix of DSLR-like control, raw shooting and fast lenses with the fixed lenses and portability of compact cameras… but how can you use them to their full potential?

Camera exposure explained: the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO

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The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is one of the key tenets of photography that every beginner must learn. These are the building blocks of exposure, and in this video tutorial our technique editors Claire and James will explain how to bring them all together.

Camera metering and exposure explained

Camera metering and exposure explained: free photography cheat sheets

The first step to getting better exposures is to understand how your camera’s metering system interprets a scene. In this beginner’s guide we answer all the common questions and provide a handy series of cheat sheets to help you along…

8 reasons you’ll be a better photographer in 2015

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If you want to take your photography further this year, where do you start? Right here! In this article, we list 8 reasons why you’ll be a better photographer by this time in 2016.