Which metering mode should you use?

Which metering mode should you use? The simplest guide yet

In this quick guide we explain how metering modes work, and how to select the best one for the job at hand.

26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets

26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets

Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them. Here are 26 of our most popular infographics all in one place!

What is maximum aperture? Which lenses go widest (and why it matters)

What is maximum aperture? Which lenses go widest (and why it matters)

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.

Camera lenses: 8 questions you’ve been dying to ask other photographers

Camera lenses: 8 questions you've been dying to ask other photographers

Learn more about how camera lenses work and how to fix common problems with this detailed primer.

3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet)

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.

6 things you didn’t know about using apertures, but probably should

6 things you didn't know about aperture, but probably should

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.

8 camera features they make you think you need, but you really don’t

Nikon J2 features: what's new on the latest Nikon 1 camera

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.

Best cameras for beginners: 5 stellar options you can grow with

Canon EOS 700D: price, release date, specs confirmed

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.

How to hold a camera: getting started with your new DSLR

How to hold a camera: getting started with your new DSLR

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.

How to take an exposure reading on your digital camera

How to nail exposure with spot metering in tricking conditions: Step 1

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…