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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus. In this quick depth of field tutorial we show you how to check and affect sharpness, as well as answer some of your burning questions
Keep asking yourself what metering mode to use? Discover how to master metering to get perfectly exposed images in every situation. Here, with some help from our friends at the Canon magazine PhotoPlus, we show you what metering mode to use on your Canon DSLR.
What is an ND filter used for – and how should you use it? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the equipment.
There are a number of things you need to consider when purchasing an ND filter, and in our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have.
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 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.