A layman’s guide to off-camera flash

Off-Camera Flash: a simple Strobist tutorial for stunning portraits

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.

Download our FREE eBook – The Complete Dictionary of Photography!

Download our FREE eBook - The Complete Dictionary of Photography!

Are you often confused by some of the things your photographer friends say? To help you get up to speed (or maybe refresh some key terms) we put together this handy (and FREE!) eBook, The Complete Dictionary of Photography! This useful guide explains the meanings of dozens of photographic terms, from aberration to zoom ratio,… Continue reading

10 photography techniques you can use everyday

3 situations when you should take control of depth of field: Close-up

It’s a new year, and many of you are probably getting to grips with new cameras! In their first guest blog post of 2015, the team at Photoventure suggest ten photography techniques you can use everyday to help improve your images and become a better photographer.

DSLR vs Mirrorless: understanding the key differences

The differences between CSC and DSLR explained: Canon

Compact system cameras are becoming an increasingly important section of the camera market, but what are they and how do they differ from SLRs? Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains all you need to know.

Why you need a tripod (and when to use it)

Why you need a tripod: sharp images

Discover why a new tripod needs to be top of your photo gear shopping list – and how it will help you take better quality and more creative photographs

Download our FREE eBook – A Photographer’s Guide to Sharper Shots!

Download our FREE eBook - A Photographer's Guide to Sharper Shots!

Merry Christmas! Our team has been busy putting together this fantastic eBook, A Photographer’s Guide to Sharper Shots, which you can download FREE!

10 best photography tips for beginners

10 best photography tips for beginners

New to digital photography? Need some beginner-friendly photo tips to help you get up and running with your camera? We can help.

So you’ve just started out in photography? 16 universal truths

Best budget prime lens: 8 top optics tested and rated

There’s so much to take in when you start out in photography: rules for composition, exposure, digital workflow, image editing tricks and more.

But there are some less-obvious photographic truths that aren’t generally covered by photography technique guides.

Much of this stuff you only really appreciate with the benefit of hindsight – so here are 16 universal truths that you’ll be agreeing with soon.

How to improve your photography in 60 seconds

improve-any-photo-in-60-seconds

The art of ‘seeing’ is something that a lot of photographers talk about. It can be a really tough thing to develop, and it sounds a bit ‘deep’, but it really can make a difference. Here’s how it’s done…

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Find out how going back to basics can help you take full control of your photography as we explain everything you need to know about shooting in Manual mode.