When to use high ISO settings on your camera

ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera's sensitivity

There are times when a low sensitivity setting is the best option, but the fear of creating noisy images makes some photographers avoid high ISO settings like the plague. However, they can be extremely useful and enable some fantastic quality images. To help overcome this fear we’re going to take a look at sensitivity and… Continue reading

Tutorial files for Digital Camera 171


Get start files for the December 2015 issue’s Digital Darkroom tutorials, plus files to accompany the Restore Old Photographs ebook included with this issue In Digital Camera 171, on sale from Friday 6th November, our Digital Darkroom section helps you develop your image-editing skills, with guides for Lightroom and Photoshop. Where indicated in the tutorials,… Continue reading

How to make your images more tasteful and sophisticated

Portrait Composition: how to compose a portrait that is classic and timeless

Sadly, there isn’t a button on your camera, or a menu function in Lightroom, called ‘good taste’ or ‘sophistication.’ Creating elegant, tasteful images is something that comes with practice, and it’s highly subjective; it also depends on the genre. ‘Tasteful’ might be suitable for interior design photography, but shouldn’t be a consideration if you are… Continue reading