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 (and how to solve them)

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

Explore your SLR

Explore your SLR

Stick to your camera’s auto settings and all your shots will look the same, and you might not always get the results you’re after. Here’s how to explore your camera’s settings in depth…

44 essential digital camera tips and tricks

44 essential digital camera tips and tricks

A collection of top digital camera tips and essential photography help. Learn the secrets and shortcuts to setting up your camera for high-quality pictures every time.

Teach yourself Photoshop: Part 2, Video 4 – Setting camera preferences

Learn the basics of photo-editing with our introduction to Adobe’s image editing software. Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this second part you’ll find a heap of information… Continue reading