Custom functions: a jargon-free guide to unlocking the power of your DSLR

    | Photography for Beginners | 26/08/2013 11:00am
    Custom functions: a jargon-free guide to unlocking the power of your DSLR

    What are custom functions? In this no-nonsense guide we cut out the jargon and explain your DSLR’s array of options to tweak settings, as well as which of these are safe and sensible to alter.

    Manual Mode: the REAL advantages for photographers making the switch

    | Photography for Beginners | 22/08/2013 00:01am
    Metering from a dark area

    You can never say you’ve mastered your DSLR until you can shoot in manual mode. But relax, it’s easy! In this tutorial we answer all of the common questions about shooting in manual mode, as well as the advantages it can give you.

    7 reasons the digital darkroom trumps the wet darkroom

    | Photography for Beginners | 17/08/2013 00:01am
    Best photo editing software? 6 top programs reviewed and rated

    In their latest guest blog post, our friends at Photoventure explain why there is no question that the digital darkroom is more successful than the wet darkroom, and a better option for photographers. Here are their 7 reasons why.

    Camera shutter cheat sheet: a jargon-free guide to understanding how it all works

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/08/2013 10:11am
    Camera shutter cheat sheet: understanding shutter speeds, curtains and how it all works

    Our new jargon-free cheat sheets illustrate how each component of your camera’s shutter works to regulate the brightness of your photos.

    DSLR vs CSC: 3 key differences you need to understand

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/08/2013 00:01am
    DSLR vs CSC: the REAL difference you need to understand

    In their latest guest post our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure explain the three key differences that are important to understand about the two camera types when trying to choose between a DSLR vs CSC.

    What is HDSLR: why your camera’s video feature is underused and underrated

    | Photography for Beginners | 02/08/2013 12:38pm
    What is HDSLR: why your camera's video feature is underused and underrated

    When it comes to video on DSLRs, people love it and others hate it. Whatever you think, this feature is here to stay. So, then… what is HDSLR?

    Film vs Digital: 10 reasons every beginner should forget about film

    | Photography for Beginners | 29/06/2013 00:01am
    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: a little gardening

    Isn’t the Film vs Digital debate over? Some photographers get misty-eyed when they talk about film, but our friends at Photoventure reckon digital photography is a whole lot better. In their latest guest blog post they explain their reasons why.

    Raw Images: 10 things every beginner must know before ditching JPEG

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/05/2013 00:01am
    Raw Images: 10 things every beginner must know before ditching JPEG

    Raw format can be confusing, so our latest Raw Tuesday post offers a quick guide to help you get your head around shooting and editing raw images.

    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.

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