What is maximum aperture? It’s a question we often hear from new photographers who are getting to grips with their lenses or trying to understand depth of field. In this guide we explain what it means to set the maximum aperture, which lenses go widest and what you actually gain in terms of your images.
Learn more about how camera lenses work and how to fix common problems with this detailed primer.
If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. Before you get you get started, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp.
One of the first things we learn when we start taking photography seriously is that ‘aperture’ controls depth of field… but there’s more to it than that.
What is an essential camera feature and what is just a camera gimmick? Everyone will hold a different opinion, but here’s our list of some unnecessary features which you can probably do without.
In their latest guest post, the team at Photoventure takes a look at some of the best cameras for beginner photographers – both DSLRs and compact system or mirrorless cameras.
More so than any of your new camera’s features, learning how to hold a camera properly will ensure you get the sharpest pictures possible.
Even for experienced photographers, the subject of metering and how to take an exposure reading can be confusing, but the basics are easy to get to grips with…
One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus. In this quick depth of field tutorial we show you how to check and affect sharpness, as well as answer some of your burning questions
Keep asking yourself what metering mode to use? Discover how to master metering to get perfectly exposed images in every situation. Here, with some help from our friends at the Canon magazine PhotoPlus, we show you what metering mode to use on your Canon DSLR.