A layman’s guide to ND filters

How to set up and use a variable ND filter: step 2

What is an ND filter used for – and how should you use it? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the equipment.

There are a number of things you need to consider when purchasing an ND filter, and in our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have.

How to buy a flashgun: the most important features every photographer should have

How to buy a flashgun: the most important features you'll want to have

A full-sized flashgun delivers the potential for versatile lighting techniques in wide-ranging conditions. In this quick buyer’s guide we’ll explain how to buy a flashgun by revealing some of the most important features every photographer will want to have.

Product photography: tips for using a light tent for irresistible images

Product photography: tips for using a light tent for irresistible images

Getting a great picture of something you want to sell on eBay, etsy or elsewhere isn’t as easy as you think. In this tutorial we’ll share our best product photography tips and show you a simple way to use a light tent for soft, even exposures.

Best monitor calibrator for photographers: 6 top models tested and rated

Best monitor calibrator for photographers: 6 top models tested and rated

Don’t let a deceptive display fool you. Calibrating your computer monitor lets your photos’ true colours shine through. Here we’ve rounded up six of the best monitor calibrators on the market and tested them to see which offers the best capability.

Alternative camera supports: 6 top models tested and rated

Alternative camera supports: 6 top models tested and rated

Sometimes in our photographic pursuits using a tripod just isn’t possible. But when that happens you’ll still need something stable to help minimise the risk of camera shake. In this group test we’ve pitted 6 of the best alternative camera supports to see which offers the best value for money.