Cameras don’t take great pictures, photographers do. Your DSLR has several features that can help you out with taking amazing photos, but only you can decide where to stand, which way to point the lens and when to fire the shutter. Consider each of these elements to find the perfect photo composition every time you shoot.
If you’ve bought some new lenses or an extra body recently, you’re probably finding that you’ve outgrown your camera bag. Perhaps you’re struggling with whether to buy a bigger camera bag or take the leap to photo backpacks.
There are pros and cons for both large camera bags and photo backpacks…
To guarantee sharp shots of static subjects, using a tripod is essential, because it enables you to set any shutter speed you like and still get a shake-free shot. You’re then free to select the aperture you want to ensure maximum sharpness. To help you along we’ve compiled 9 practical tips you should know when using a tripod to ensure that you get the images you want.
There are so many ways to get your shots on the internet that it’s hard to know where to start. Ideally, you want something free, easy and which doesn’t require any software, and we’ve got the perfect thing: a Google blog. Below we’ll show you how simple it is to start a photo blog when you’re on a tight budget.
We’ll also show you step by step how you can add full portfolios to your blog once you have it made. Here’s how to do it…
Have you been confused by ringflash and just what exactly you might use it for? This quick layman’s guide will give you all the answers you need to know.
The easy option for digital sharpening is to ramp up the in-camera sharpening setting. However, some shots need more sharpening than others, and if you apply too much then image quality can fall. Digital sharpening isn’t applied to RAW files, but if you shoot JPEGs, any in-camera sharpening is permanent.
If you’re new to photography you may have asked yourself, ‘What is ISO?’
Back in the days before digital, film came in a variety of different speeds. The ‘faster’ the film, the more sensitive it was to light – allowing you to use faster shutter speeds than with ‘slower’ film.
Using these higher-sensitivity film emulsions was useful for moving subjects – and particularly so in low light. This film speed was measured using a number of different scales – with two of the best known, the American ASA and German DIN scales, eventually being brought together to give us the standardised ISO system.
Image stabilisation features in lenses and improved high ISO performance in cameras, have transformed the possibilities of taking pictures in low light, but the steady base of a tripod is your best choice when it comes to exploring the creative possibilities of slow shutter speeds and low light. Below we’ll show you some quick tips for how to use a tripod effectively, as well as some essential features you’ll want when choosing the best tripod for your needs.
Have you ever wondered how memory cards work? Too often we put them in our digital cameras but don’t consider how hard they work to store and transfer our images.
The truth is there is a surprising amount of sophisticated engineering that goes into making memory cards work, but it’s not well publicized.
In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve decided to look at how memory cards work. In the infographic below we have deciphered all of the numbers and abbreviations marked on the front of your memory cards to explain what exactly they mean in terms of your card’s size, speed, class, etc.
It may sound complex and mathematical, but following the Rule of Thirds in photography is a simple way of improving photo composition. The Rule originates from painting and drawing, but it’s just as valid in photography.
The aim of the Rule of Thirds is to help create an image that feels balanced with the subject given the attention it deserves, and it is based on the principle that we tend to prefer asymmetrical images.