How to take creative control over focus with any subject

Creative Focus: camera tips for static to spontaneous subjects

In today’s world of responsive technology, shooting successful imagery has never been easier. It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, a jostling Fleet Street photographer would have had no choice but to focus camera manually in the photo scrum, as would sports photographers. Can you imagine tracking a fast-moving tennis pro without lightning-quick… Continue reading

Digital SLR cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Digital SLR cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Digital SLR cameras are the preferred tool of most professional photographers and they’re the first choice of camera for most enthusiast camera for decades, but what is a digital SLR, how do they work and why are they so popular? Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson explains all you need to know.

10 pro photography tips that only come with experience

Odd numbers work best for balanced pictures

In their latest guest post the team at Photoventure have collected a set of ten tips that can help you take your photography to the next level. Or help you stop making the odd mistake…

Manual mode: is it relevant to the digital photographer?

Manual mode: is it relevant to the digital photographer?

Using manual mode can be slow and fiddly. So in this tutorial we ask the question: is manual mode still relevant to the digital photographer?

The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained

The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO explained

Learn how to master exposure in photography and get pictures with punch by balancing aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Outdoor portrait photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results

Outdoor portrait photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results

Every photographer aspires to shoot professional-looking images, and in this in-depth tutorial we reveale the recipe that makes up all good outdoor portrait photography, offering expert photography tips on everything you need to know about this subject, from composition and kit to camera tips, flash techniques and more. We’ll start by covering the equipment you’ll… Continue reading

A layman’s guide to good photo composition

A layman's guide to good photo composition

What is photo composition and why is it important? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about how to compose a photograph. In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions new photographers have.

10 things you may not know about your camera (but probably should)

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If you think a cursory read of your camera manual is all you need to know, then think again. There are many hidden power features inside that you often forget are there, and when somebody points them out it’s something of a revelation. With this in mind here is a reminder of some must-know camera tips and not-necessarily-obvious time savers and tweaks….

10 common mistakes amateur photographers make (and how to avoid them)

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The joy of digital photography is that it’s a lot cheaper to learn from common mistakes… provided you know that they’re mistakes in the first place.

What is a bridge camera? Tips for using them to their full potential

5 best bridge cameras currently on the market: Panasonic FZ1000

What is a bridge camera? Many know that a bridge camera offers a mix of DSLR-like control, raw shooting and fast lenses with the fixed lenses and portability of compact cameras… but how can you use them to their full potential?