Continuing her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make across all genres, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the worst posing mistakes portrait photographers can make, and suggests how to avoid them.
Here’s a common scenario: you’re after a new DSLR to replace your long-out-of-date model, which you bought as a kit with an 18-55mm lens. You can afford to spend about £600, and some of the less recent cameras on the market look like really good value compared to some of the new cameras available.
So what should you do? Should you buy a body on its own or upgrade your whole kit with a new lens as well?
Buying your first serious camera, whether it’s a DSLR or a compact system camera (CSC) is very exciting, but all those controls can be a bit intimidating. In their latest guest blog post, the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure outline how to set up your camera ready to take your first few shots.
Should you stand with the sun directly behind your – or should you shoot into the sun and do battle with shadows? Our infographic on directional lighting helps illustrate the effects you can expect from different angles of the sun.
Venturing into the woods to capture the first light streaming through the canopy is one of the special moments in photography. There’s a true feeling of satisfaction in shooting forest photography, particularly on bright autumn mornings, but it also presents its share of challenges – namely, how to get a good exposure. In this tutorial we explain how to set up your camera to shoot high-contrast photography, and then edit your bracketed exposures on the computer.
Your camera’s Live View feature is an invaluable alternative to the viewfinder, especially when focusing manually or using strange camera angles. In this tutorial we explain what goes on within your camera to make Live View work, the benefits of using it – and when to use it maximise its advantages.
Daytime long exposure photography is the landscape cliche that just won’t quit. Love them or loathe them, long-exposure landscape shots are here to stay, and judging by the amount of slow-motion seascapes in particular that are emailed to us each week, it’s clear that many of you love creating them as much as we do. In this tutorial we explain what you need to know about making these enduringly popular images.
Just like anything else there are trends and fashions in photography which means that almost as soon as a style starts to become popular it becomes a cliché. In their latest guest blog post, the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure take a look at some of the current landscape photography clichés and [...]
Avoid switching betwen AF modes and ensure sharp images with this clever back button focus technique. In this tutorial we’ll explain why professional photographers often rely on back button AF to guarantee best results.
Using different viewpoints and lenses can dramatically alter the look of your photographs. In this tutorial we’ll share some of our best in-camera composition tips and show you how to take one subject and shoot it six different ways for varying effects.