Calculating hyperfocal distance: get sharp photos from front to back

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 17/12/2012 16:16pm
    Calculate and set the hyperfocal distance for landscapes: step 1

    Do you want to take the sharpest landscape photos possible? Who doesn’t! Our tutorial below demystifies the hyperfocal distance technique and shows you how calculating hyperfocal distance can maximise depth of field in your landscapes to ensure images that are sharp all the way through the frame.

    Canon: 22 megapixels is enough for EOS 5D Mark III

    | News | 05/03/2012 09:30am
    Canon eos 5d mark iii

    Twenty two million pixels is the ideal number for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon has said in response to questions why it doesn’t closer match the 36-million-pixel sensor of the Nikon D800.

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has only one megapixel more than its predecessor, the 5D Mark II, which has led some to question whether the new Canon camera is enough of an upgrade.

    The right way to set up your camera

    | Photography for Beginners | 04/04/2012 12:00pm
    Best camera settings: how to set up your DSLR

    DSLRs enable you to take much more creative photos. But this extra functionality does require you to spend a bit more time getting to know your camera settings. This can be frustrating if you’re keen to get shooting, but it’s the only way to ensure your camera’s set up properly for the best results.

    To help you get started on your journey, here are the key things you should know about how to dial in the best camera settings for your DSLR.

    Batch Processing: step-by-step how to edit multiple photos in Photoshop

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/06/2012 08:00am
    Batch Processing: edit multiple photos at once

    You probably know all about Actions. But if not, in Photoshop, they enable you to record certain tasks and then repeat them to edit multiple photos at once.

    It’s simply a matter of creating a new action in the Actions Panel, hitting the Record button, applying your effect, adjustment or other tweak and then hitting the Stop button. Whenever you play the action in future on an image, the same effect or adjustment will be applied.

    But if you have a number of images to which you want to apply an effect, adjustment or series of tweaks, you need to pay a visit to the File>Automate menu.

    Avoid dull landscape photography: simple in-camera tricks to add a feeling of depth

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 29/08/2013 11:21am
    Avoid dull landscape photography: simple in-camera tricks to add a feeling of depth

    You can do almost anything on the computer these days. And while we certainly extol the virtues of the digital darkroom, there is a sense of satisfaction in achieving a desired effect in-camera. In this tutorial we’ll show you three simple in-camera tricks for avoid dull landscape images by giving them a feeling a depth.

    Analogue in a digital world: Interview with the Holga Inspire team

    | Photo Ideas | 09/04/2012 08:30am

    Holga produce low-spec analogue cameras that go against the grain of the digital age. Founded in 1981, they are still going strong in spite of the ever technologically evolving camera industry. We talk to Holga about their place in the world of photography today.

    Photo of the day: 11 August

    | Inspire | 11/08/2012 07:00am
    Digital Camera World photo of the day |

    Click on the image to find out what we thought of our photo of the day

    Dramatic landscape photography: the secret to adding impact with natural light

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 07/03/2014 00:01am
    Dramatic landscape photography: setting the right white balance

    Landscape photography is one of the most popular subjects for photographers. Even if you live in a big city, you don’t have to go too far to find nice countryside or coastal vistas, and scenic shoots are a great way to make the most of the capabilities of your DSLR. But serious landscape photography raises some questions.

    In this tutorial we’ll show you some of the best camera settings for dramatic landscape photography and how you can use the natural light more creatively.

    24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

    | Photography for Beginners | 21/05/2013 00:01am
    24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

    No matter how long you’ve had your digital camera, there’s always something to learn. And if you’ve just bought your first camera body, the learning curve can seem impossibly steep. But it needn’t be a painful slog.

    In this tutorial we’ll help you get the most from your DSLR by explaining some of the key camera features found on almost every camera body. Learning these camera features early on in your development will ensure you avoid some of the common camera mistakes and get much better shots as a result.

    Photography ideas: turn knives and forks into photo art

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 08/08/2011 15:37pm
    13 awesome photography projects for 2013

    Cook up some tasty photos of cutlery and cooking utensils for your kitchen wall. You only need simple kit for this photography project, but the results are seriously artistic