Best camera focus techniques: 10 surefire ways to get sharp photos

How to set up your macro water drop scene: live view focusing

One of the first rules of photography is that the subject should be sharp. Most modern cameras offer a number of ways of achieving sharp photos, and in this post we’re going to look at the most important digital camera focus techniques and the best settings to use. We’ll look at how to select the AF point and which focus mode to use.

How to balance ambient light with flash

How to balance ambient light with flash

Many camera and flashgun combinations do a great job of producing images with exposure that’s nicely balanced automatically in a wide range of situations, but if you want to take more creative images or be able to assume control when the automated systems fail, you need to understand how to do the work yourself. Here, we explain how to balance flash with ambient light.