Best camera settings for hand-held landscapes

Best camera settings for hand-held landscapes

Setting up your camera before you start shooting can save you time, effort and maybe even using the wrong camera settings. In the first of a new series, we’ll be running through our essential guide to setting up your camera for 10 of the most common photographic subjects and situations.

35 things photographers do wrong (and how to stop doing them)

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It’s impossible to learn the art of photography without making a few mistakes along the way, but if you find yourself doing the same things wrong every time you pick up your camera, it’s probably worth getting to the bottom of it.

10 best photography tips for beginners

10 best photography tips for beginners

New to digital photography? Need some beginner-friendly photo tips to help you get up and running with your camera? We can help.

7 best cameras for overall AF performance

How to configure your autofocus: step 2

Some old-school photographers may tell you that you don’t need an autofocus (AF) system in a camera, but there are few that will dispute that a good one can make life much easier – especially if your vision is less than 20:20. We look at some of the best AF systems out there.

Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

Is your still life photography suffering from poor exposure or dodgy colour casts? Our tip card offers some of the best camera settings for indoor still life photography. Use these as a starting point and then let your creativity take over!

What’s the highest ISO I should use?

Motorsport photography tips: manage your ISO

What’s the highest ISO setting you should use on your DSLR without losing image quality? Our head of testing gives you the answer… and it might surprise you.

24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

24 camera features every beginner photographer must memorize

No matter how long you’ve had your digital camera, there’s always something to learn. And if you’ve just bought your first camera body, the learning curve can seem impossibly steep. But it needn’t be a painful slog.

In this tutorial we’ll help you get the most from your DSLR by explaining some of the key camera features found on almost every camera body. Learning these camera features early on in your development will ensure you avoid some of the common camera mistakes and get much better shots as a result.

10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes

10 common camera mistakes every photographer makes

We’ve all made simple camera mistakes – some great and some small – but there are some that creep up a bit more frequently than others.

Here are the top 10 most common camera mistakes that most photographers make at some point and how to avoid them.

Get to know your camera

Get to know your camera

Got a new camera for Christmas or just upgraded? Master it quickly with our easy guide to camera settings, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, focus modes, lens choice, flash modes, image editing, printing, camera accessories, camera care, and more…

Set up your camera

Set up your camera

Hit the ground running with our guide to setting up your new SLR, including choosing the right exposure mode, choosing the right metering mode, setting the aperture and shutter speed, and picking the the focus and drive modes