A major benefit of using a DSLR is that you can choose from a variety of lenses suited to particular photographic situations, but knowing how to change a camera lens safely to avoid damaging your lens or the inside of your camera is one of the first photography tips for beginners that one should learn.
While you may never develop the God-like framing genius of a Cartier Bresson, hard work and perseverance will definitely get you further down the road to better pictures (and even HCB had to work hard at it, over a long career).
With this in mind, here is a quick reminder of some tried and tested compositional techniques and theories to make your framing look classier.
Do your images turn out too dark or too light? We show you the quickest and easiest way to put them right… using your camera’s exposure compensation feature.
In this tutorial we show you how to take charge of perspective by using different viewpoints and camera angles to radically alter the look and feel of your images.
In this quick guide we explain how metering modes work, and how to select the best one for the job at hand.
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? 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.