How Live View autofocus works: what your camera’s manual doesn’t tell you

Contrast AF vs Phase detection AF: key differences explained

When you switch your camera to Live View, the image is no longer reflected up into the viewfinder or down on to the phase-detection AF sensor. It passes straight through to the sensor, which relays the image ‘live’ to the LCD display on the back of the camera. The image on the sensor is also used to check and adjust the focus. In this tutorial we’ll explain just how your camera’s Live View autofocus works and how you can use it to ensure optimum sharpness.

Trompe l’oeil in photography: how to play with perspective and deceive the eye

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Trompe l’oeil, or trick of the eye, is a popular compositional technique that can add some fun to your photography. There are endless ways to do it, and it’s easy to do, but it does take time to find the right subjects and angles for really convincing shots. Here’s how it’s done.

Lens distortion correction: improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

Lens distortion correction: how to improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

Not all of us can afford expensive lenses, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with poor quality images. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to make simple in-camera adjustments to fine-tune your lens’ performance and help eliminate imperfections like colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

If you’re struggling to get close enough to your wildlife subjects to create images with any real impact, why not try digiscoping? In this quick guide we’ll show you how to use a spotting scope with your camera to nearly double your magnification.