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!

    Avoid focus errors: how to use autofocus in your everyday photography

    | Photography for Beginners | 04/09/2013 12:25pm
    How to focus on off-centre subjects: take the shot

    Focusing errors can ruin even the best composed images. In this quick guide we answer some of the common questions people have about how to use autofocus in their everyday photography.

    Autofocus vs manual: how to take control of focus in problem foregrounds

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/08/2013 00:01am
    How to take control of autofocus: step 2

    Your camera is like a faithful and efficient assistant, but it’s not the brains of the outfit. Some scenes can fool your camera into thinking that something else is the more important subject. In these situations you might debate whether to use autofocus vs manual mode, but there’s no reason you can’t still use autofocus. Your camera’s AF system usually gets it right, but you need to know when it won’t… and what you can do about it.

    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.