A layman’s guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

A layman's guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

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

Canon metering modes: how to get perfectly exposed images in any situation

Canon metering modes: how to get perfectly exposed images in any situation

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.

What is aperture: everything you need to know about controlling light creatively

What is aperture: everything you need to know about controlling light creatively

What is aperture in photography? Controlling the amount of light that hits your camera’s sensor isn’t the only role of that big hole in your lens. It also enables you to get creative with depth of field.

In this tutorial we’ll not only answer the question of ‘What is aperture'; we’ll show you how to use your camera’s aperture to start getting creative with light.

Program Mode Explained: how to creatively shift aperture and shutter speed

Program Mode Explained: how to shift aperture and shutter speed for more creative images

In this guide to your camera’s Program Mode – or P Mode – we’ll answer many of the common questions about what it is and how it works, as well as show you how to get more creative results by shifting the aperture and shutter speed.

Photoshop for beginners: master your photo editing workflow in 24 hours

Photoshop for Beginners: 04 Layers and masks

Photoshop CC is a complex and sophisticated program, but once you understand what it can do and how it works, the pieces will fall into place. In this guide to Photoshop for beginners we’ll take you through the stages of setting up the ideal photo editing workflow.