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.
Learn how to master exposure in photography and get pictures with punch by balancing aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
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.
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….
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? 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?
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.
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…
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.
What is off-camera flash and why could it important to your photography? 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 off-camera flash and how to use it.