3 photos made easier by a tripod and remote release

3 photos made easier by a tripod and remote release

A sturdy tripod helps you stay steady. Coupled with a remote release, your shots will be as sharp as possible. Here are three types of common photographic subjects that are easier captured with a tripod and a remote release.

6 white balance mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

6 white balance mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

A camera’s white balance is designed to help you produce images that have colours that match those you saw at the time of the shoot. Get it wrong and your images will look flat and lifeless, or even worse have a horrible colourcast, get it right and you’re a happy bunny.

Let’s take a look at some of the mistakes that photographers make regularly with white balance.

What is aspect ratio in photography? A beginner’s guide

Aspect ratio explained: 16:9

What is aspect ration in photographic terms? If image format is something that you tend to decide when processing files then perhaps it’s time you started using your camera’s aspect ratio settings. Angela Nicholson explains.

When to use white balance presets: 3 situations where AWB will fail you

When to use white balance presets: 3 situations where AWB will fail you

Master the white balance settings on your camera with this quick guide to knowing when to use one of its white balance presets…

10 camera techniques every beginner photographer should learn

What is shutter speed: everything the beginner photographer needs to know

While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. To help you along we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

The REAL reason most people’s photography doesn’t move on

How to make money from photography: tips for how to supplement your income by doing what you love

Have you hit a creative rut in your photography? Are you looking to take your photos to the next level, but finding it harder than you thought? We look at some of the reasons that many people’s photography doesn’t move on and suggest the real reason why this is happening.

10 things all landscape photographers should know about their craft

Black and white landscape photography: step 01 See in black and white

A good landscape photograph doesn’t just capture what you saw when you took the shot. It brings back a whole host memories and the emotions that you felt when you first saw the scene.

It might sound a tall order, but achieving that isn’t as hard as you might think, just take a look at these 10 points to fin out more.

A layman’s guide to long exposures

A layman's guide to long exposures

What is a long exposure and why is it an important technique for photographers? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to shoot a long exposure. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

10 quick landscape photography tips

5 accessories every landscape photographer must own

Improve your photos with our expert help. Here are 10 quick landscape photography tips to help you give your pictures a breath of fresh air…

Compact system cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Compact system cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

A single lens reflex (SLR) camera used to be the go-to camera for serious photographers, but there’s a now alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular – a compact system camera (CSC). But what is a compact system camera and how does a CSC differ from a DSLR? Our Head of Testing, Angela Nicholson, explains all.