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    How to focus a camera: set your AF mode, stay sharp and when to use manual

    | Photography for Beginners | 05/11/2013 00:01am
    How to focus a camera: set your AF mode, stay sharp and when to use manual

    In this quick guide on how to focus a camera we answer all of the common questions many photographers have about setting the right AF mode and when to use manual focus.

    Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour

    | Photography for Beginners | 04/11/2013 00:01am
    Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers and explain some simple methods and jargon-free beginner photography tips for avoiding them. This week we turn our attention to exposure and colour, and investigate some of the reasons why your pictures might not look the way you want them to.

    A layman’s guide to wireless flash triggers

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/11/2013 14:00pm
    A layman's guide to wireless flash triggers

    What is a wireless flash trigger good for? There are lots of things to think about when using off-camera flash, but using a wireless flash trigger can make the process much simpler. In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer all the common questions beginner photographers have about wireless flash triggers.

    Beginner photography tips: the most common mistakes and how to avoid them

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/10/2013 00:01am
    Beginner photography mistakes (and how to avoid them): take control of your DSLR

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common beginner photography problems and explain some simple methods to avoid them.

    Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/10/2013 11:00am
    Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

    The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates the Exposure Triangle and how it affects your camera settings.

    White Balance: Photoshop fixes and in-camera solutions for any situation

    | Photography for Beginners | 12/09/2013 00:01am
    Correcting white balance in Adobe Camera Raw

    What is white balance? In this in-depth guide we explain everything you need to know to make the most of your digital camera’s built-in color balance options. Starting with some of the common questions people have about taking control of white balance, we’ll move on to explain how to fine tune white balance in-camera, white balance Photoshop fixes… and why it’s OK to use the wrong setting!

    How to break out of your photography rut: 6 quick fixes for creative photographers

    | Photography Tips | 07/09/2013 00:01am
    Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

    We all lose our photographic mojo once in a while or maybe find that we are effectively taking the same images over and over again. In their latest guest blog post, our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure compiled 6 tried and tested techniques to help you break out of this photographic rut and start taking more creative images.

    The real reason your photos don’t work: 6 quick fixes before turning on your camera

    | Photography Tips | 31/08/2013 00:01am
    Camera Angles: 5 ways to add impact with unusual perspectives

    Even experienced photographers who take lots of photographs sometimes find that they are dissatisfied with their images, they’re not really capturing anything special or interesting that they want to look at for any length of time.

    Best photo editing tips for beginners: 18 quick fixes to common image problems

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 30/08/2013 00:01am
    Best photo editing tips for beginners: 18 quick fixes to common image problems

    Getting to grips with your photo editing software can be quite a challenge if you’re just getting started. In this tutorial we’ve compiled 18 of the best photo editing tips and quick fixes for photographers who want to beat some of the common problems with colour, tone and composition.

    Custom functions: a jargon-free guide to unlocking the power of your DSLR

    | Photography for Beginners | 26/08/2013 11:00am
    Custom functions: a jargon-free guide to unlocking the power of your DSLR

    What are custom functions? In this no-nonsense guide we cut out the jargon and explain your DSLR’s array of options to tweak settings, as well as which of these are safe and sensible to alter.

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