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    Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 19/08/2014 00:01am
    Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

    Knowing how to calculate hyperfocal distance isn’t actually as complex as its technical name implies, but mastering this important photography technique can make all the difference to your photography. Here we answer all of the common questions photographers have about hyperfocal focusing.

    How to spot meter: an easy guide to measuring precise exposures

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/08/2014 00:01am
    A step-by-step guide to accurate spot metering: step 3

    Knowing when to switch to spot metering can give you a big advantage when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to spot meter in these situations to achieve the most precise exposures possible.

    Debunking the myth that focal length affects perspective + how to actually do it

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 15/08/2014 00:01am
    Understanding perspective in photography: how different viewpoints can dramatically alter images

    In this tutorial we show you how to take charge of perspective by using different viewpoints and camera angles to radically alter the look and feel of your images.

    A layman’s guide to battery grips

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/07/2014 00:01am
    A layman's guide to using battery grips

    In our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about battery grips.

    Camera lenses: 8 questions you’ve been dying to ask other photographers

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/07/2014 00:01am
    Camera lenses: 8 questions you've been dying to ask other photographers

    Learn more about how camera lenses work and how to fix common problems with this detailed primer.

    NEF file types and sizes: what effect do bit depth and compression have on raw files?

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/06/2014 10:50am
    NEF file types and sizes: what effect do bit depth and compression have on raw files?

    Nikon DSLRs can create more than one type of NEF file. In this quick tutorial our friends at the Nikon magazine N-Photo explain the effect bit depth and compression have on your Nikon raw files.

    Abstract images: how to make striking contemporary art with your camera

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 14/04/2014 10:43am
    Abstract images: how to make striking contemporary art with your camera

    In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to use your camera to make striking abstract images that bring out your inner Rothko…

    8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/04/2014 00:01am
    8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

    The low-cost kit lenses you get with digital SLRs or compact system cameras don’t have much of a reputation, but is that fair? They might be cheap, they might be light, they might not have earth-shattering specifications, but they do have some qualities and advantages that are all too easily overlooked. Here are eight reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens.

    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/04/2014 12:41pm
    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    All lenses create a circular image, and your camera’s sensor simply records a rectangular portion of this. A full-frame compatible lens creates an image circle the covers the full-frame sensor, and provides a cropped image with a smaller ‘crop-factor’ sensor. In this quick guide we offer four must-know tips for getting to grips with full-frame lenses for the first time.

    How to buy a flashgun: the most important features every photographer should have

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/03/2014 00:01am
    How to buy a flashgun: the most important features you'll want to have

    A full-sized flashgun delivers the potential for versatile lighting techniques in wide-ranging conditions. In this quick buyer’s guide we’ll explain how to buy a flashgun by revealing some of the most important features every photographer will want to have.