How to photograph anything: best camera settings to use in any situation

    | Photography for Beginners | 27/05/2013 00:01am
    How to photograph anything: best camera settings to use in any situation

    Over the course of our new Shoot Like A Pro series we’ll show you the best camera settings to use to shoot a range of subjects within the genres of portrait photography, landscape photography, street scene, wildlife photography, close-ups and more.

    To kick things off we’ll take a look at the common camera settings you’ll want to use every time you shoot and explain how and why you might want to change them.

    24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

    | Photography for Beginners | 21/05/2013 00:01am
    24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

    No matter how long you’ve had your digital camera, there’s always something to learn. And if you’ve just bought your first camera body, the learning curve can seem impossibly steep. But it needn’t be a painful slog.

    In this tutorial we’ll help you get the most from your DSLR by explaining some of the key camera features found on almost every camera body. Learning these camera features early on in your development will ensure you avoid some of the common camera mistakes and get much better shots as a result.

    Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

    | Photography for Beginners | 20/05/2013 12:57pm
    Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

    Tired of taking bad pictures? Find out how to fix photos in-camera with our simple advice for curing your exposure and focusing headaches. We offer solutions for some of the most common photography problems photographers face. So read on to soothe your burning photo composition and colour complaints!

    Full-frame vs APS-C cameras: what you need to know

    | Photography for Beginners | 13/05/2013 11:00am
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    So what is full-frame, and what do you need to know in terms of full-frame vs APS-C cameras? In their latest guest blog, our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure run through some of the key points to remember in the great full-frame vs crop sensor debate!

    A Layman’s Guide to photo backpacks

    | Photography for Beginners | 05/05/2013 14:00pm
    A Layman's Guide to photo backpacks

    What are the different types of photo backpacks available, and do you need one? In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer the common questions beginner photographers may have about these essential accessories.

    How to correct white balance problems in JPEG files

    | Photography for Beginners | 29/04/2013 11:00am
    How to correct white balance problems in JPEG files

    One of the holy gospels of digital photography is to shoot in raw format. But let’s face it: there are still times when you’ll want to shoot JPEGs instead of raw files. And when you do, getting the correct white balance is of vital importance because it’s much more difficult to correct white balance in JPEGs on the computer than it is when editing raw files.

    That said, there are ways to correct white balance in the JPEG images you have taken. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to fix your colour errors and rescue those JPEGs.

    A layman’s luide to close-up lenses: common questions and answers

    | Photography for Beginners | 21/04/2013 02:00am
    A Layman's Guide to Close-up Lenses

    What are close-up lenses? In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer the common questions about these budget alternatives to macro lenses and show the effects they can produce.

    Color Photography: 5 photo editing tools that will save any image

    | Photography for Beginners | 12/04/2013 00:01am
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    Continuing our series on getting perfect tones in your color photography, we turn from the camera to the digital darkroom to see which photo editing tools can help rescue your images where the light or camera let you down.

    Adobe Camera Raw: 8 tools that will save your raw files

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/04/2013 00:01am
    Adobe Camera Raw: 8 tools that will save your raw files

    Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful plug-in with which you can accomplish just about any of your photo editing needs. In this latest Raw Tuesday guide to editing raw files we’ll highlight 8 of the most important tools in Adobe Camera Raw for the uninitiated and explain how they can rescue an image.

    Color Photography: achieving accurate tones at night

    | Photography for Beginners | 05/04/2013 11:46am
    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    Our latest post in our series on color photography explores some of the common photography problems encountered with different light sources when shooting in low light. Find out how you can use mixed lighting in your night photography and get the most accurate color balance possible.

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