5 classic mistakes to avoid when photographing live music

1. Don’t assume you won’t be able to get close

Master Shutter Priority

Like Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority is a semi-automatic shooting mode designed to bridge the gap between automatic and manual exposure.

Master Aperture Priority

Most cameras offer a selection of exposure modes ranging from fully automatic to fully manual.

Improve your family portrait skills

contemporary family portraits: tips and techniques

Everything you need to know for contemporary family portraits
There’s lots to consider when taking your family pictures, from the technology you’re using to how the people involved react. By using some simple tricks in composition and preparation, and by keeping the children entertained, you can be sure that you’ve got all you need to take some really good family photos.

Take sharper shots

Great shots with superb composition and perfect metering can be easily totally ruined by a lack of sharpness.

Essential advice on carrying your tripod

Lugging your tripod over field and glen between suitable shooting locations is tedious.

Get to grips with your camera’s settings

It’s all very well knowing what all those buttons on your camera do, but would you be able to adjust them all in a dark room in order to get yourself the perfect shot? Obvious though it sounds, key to getting the most from your kit is knowing how it’s going to react in different… Continue reading

Customise your DSLR

Here are some of the best customisations you can make to your camera quickly and easily Setting up your camera with a few customisations will improve not only how easily you can use your system help you to deliver consistent images, it can reduce your personal irritation as well. Simple changes, like assigning frequently used… Continue reading

Take your sharpest photos ever

From tripods to cable releases, we give you the best advice to help you take the sharpest shots ever There’s nothing better than checking the LCD on your camera after a shot to reveal amazing composition and light. And there’s nothing worse than checking the sharpness back home on the computer and seeing a blurred… Continue reading