A layman’s guide to camera remote controls

    | Photography for Beginners | 24/11/2013 00:01am
    A layman's guide to camera remote controls

    What is a remote controller for your camera and why is it useful for photographers? Find out in our latest layman’s guide…

    Beginner photography tips: common problems with focus and sharpness

    | Photography for Beginners | 11/11/2013 00:01am
    Beginner photography tips for getting sharp images: set a higher ISO

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers and explain some simple methods and jargon-free beginner photography tips for avoiding them. This week we turn our attention to focusing and maintaining sharp images.

    How to focus a camera: set your AF mode, stay sharp and when to use manual

    | Photography for Beginners | 05/11/2013 00:01am
    How to focus a camera: set your AF mode, stay sharp and when to use manual

    In this quick guide on how to focus a camera we answer all of the common questions many photographers have about setting the right AF mode and when to use manual focus.

    Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour

    | Photography for Beginners | 04/11/2013 00:01am
    Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers and explain some simple methods and jargon-free beginner photography tips for avoiding them. This week we turn our attention to exposure and colour, and investigate some of the reasons why your pictures might not look the way you want them to.

    A layman’s guide to wireless flash triggers

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/11/2013 14:00pm
    A layman's guide to wireless flash triggers

    What is a wireless flash trigger good for? There are lots of things to think about when using off-camera flash, but using a wireless flash trigger can make the process much simpler. In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer all the common questions beginner photographers have about wireless flash triggers.

    Phase detection autofocus: how your DSLR’s AF system actually works

    | Photography for Beginners | 01/11/2013 12:11pm
    Phase detection autofocus: how your DSLR's AF system actually works

    Have you ever wondered how your DSLR’s AF system works? Unlike other types of digital cameras, DSLRs use a phase detection autofocus system to get your subjects pin-sharp. Knowing how this works helps you learn how to focus more efficiently, and our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates exactly what your camera is doing when you half-press the shutter button.

    Beginner photography tips: the most common mistakes and how to avoid them

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/10/2013 00:01am
    Beginner photography mistakes (and how to avoid them): take control of your DSLR

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common beginner photography problems and explain some simple methods to avoid them.

    Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/10/2013 11:00am
    Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

    The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates the Exposure Triangle and how it affects your camera settings.

    A layman’s guide to gimbal heads

    | Photography for Beginners | 22/09/2013 14:05pm
    A layman's guide to gimbal heads

    What is a gimbal head? Put simply, a gimbal head is a device that keeps the weight of your camera and lens centralised when shooting with large, heavy telephoto lenses. In this quick guide we answer all the questions you might have about gimbal heads, such as when and why you might use them.

    White Balance: Photoshop fixes and in-camera solutions for any situation

    | Photography for Beginners | 12/09/2013 00:01am
    Correcting white balance in Adobe Camera Raw

    What is white balance? In this in-depth guide we explain everything you need to know to make the most of your digital camera’s built-in color balance options. Starting with some of the common questions people have about taking control of white balance, we’ll move on to explain how to fine tune white balance in-camera, white balance Photoshop fixes… and why it’s OK to use the wrong setting!

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