Christmas is a time for getting together with friends and family… making it the perfect opportunity to show them just how great a photographer you’ve become over the past year! In this quick guide we show you 5 killer Christmas picture ideas, along with tips on how to shoot them from the experts.
The Photoshop Ruler tool enables you to measure the distance between two points, and even the angle of lines in an image. In this tutorial we show you how to use it to straighten a wonky horizon.
Tamron has announced a new fast, 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens, which is available in mounts compatible with Sony, Nikon and Canon DSLRs.
The new lens comes equipped with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilisation and Ultrasonic Silent Drive, which is designed to help when shooting handheld.
Have you ever wondered how memory cards work? Too often we put them in our digital cameras but don’t consider how hard they work to store and transfer our images.
The truth is there is a surprising amount of sophisticated engineering that goes into making memory cards work, but it’s not well publicized.
In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve decided to look at how memory cards work. In the infographic below we have deciphered all of the numbers and abbreviations marked on the front of your memory cards to explain what exactly they mean in terms of your card’s size, speed, class, etc.
No matter how smart your camera’s built-in light meter, it will sometimes under- or over-expose. You can learn to compensate for such errors, but there’s a more accurate and reliable method – using a hand held light meter, such as the Sekonic L-308S hand held light meter shown here.
When using your DSLR’s internal light meter you’re measuring the light reflected from the subject, and the camera assumes that the tones in the scene will average out to a mid-grey. This is fine for most subjects, but when the subject is mainly white or black, the meter will set an exposure to record this as grey. So with white subjects you’ll end up with an under-exposed shot, and with black subjects you’ll end up with an over-exposed shot.
Nikon is offering Digital Camera readers the opportunity to win a Nikon V1 body, plus the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens – a kit which retails for around £829.99.
For a chance at winning a fabulous new Nikon V1 + 10-30mm lens kit all you have to do is visit us at the Focus On Imaging show. Come by the Digital Camera stand at E42 and say hello. We’ll scan your entry badge, and your name will go into a draw. It’s that simple!
Tired of using the same tools in your photo editing? We’ve rounded up the 34 best Photoshop effects you can use with minimal effort to give new life to your images.
With so many Photoshop effects and filter options, it can be hard to find the right one. To help, we created five Photoshop effects filter tables for you to download for free.
Learn how to optimise a RAW file’s colours and tones to create a mono shot with a strong tonal range It’s easy enough to convert a colour photo to black and white, but much trickier to get a monochrome image with a healthy sweep of tones from black shadows through to grey midtones and white [...]
The EOS 7D was undoubtedly ahead of its time, but has the newer and cheaper EOS 70D overtaken it? Find out in this Canon EOS 7D vs 70D comparison.