In the fourth part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for macro photography. Getting sharp macro and close-up photos takes time to master, but here we show you all the best camera settings you should use to shoot classic macro compositions, shoot handheld and shoot shallow depth of field.
If you’ve recently upgraded your camera or added an expensive new lens to your camera bag, chances are you don’t want to – and can’t afford to – buy them again. So what is the best insurance for photographers to protect their camera and lenses against theft or damage?
Our friends at PhotoPlus recently tackled the question and explained whether you should consider some form of insurance other than your household policy or if specialist insurance would be better than leaving it on the household policy?
Photographing the moon is always tempting for photographers, but getting sharp images with your telephoto lens and mid-range DSLR isn’t always easy. In this quick guide our technique editor explains how to photograph the moon and get the best results with what you have.
Getting correct white balance is absolutely essential to any image you want to take. Getting your colors right, in fact, is one of the biggest mistakes most photographers make. In this quick guide we’ll show you how to make a custom white balance setting in the blink of an eye.
In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for landscape photography. While you’ll often have time to experiment with camera settings when shooting landscapes, it’s still good to have a starting point. In this week’s guide we’ll show you how to set up your camera to achieve maximum depth of field, shoot a sunrise or sunset and add motion blur to subjects like moving water.
The step up from a compact camera to one that allows you to changes lenses can be quite daunting, but it’s also a move towards taking better images. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common lens errors photographers make and some advice about how to avoid them.
In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for portrait photography. Our guide takes you through blurring backgrounds, setting up your camera for moving subjects, indoors vs outdoor portraits, and more.
If you’re looking to upgrade from your standard kit zoom you’ve probably been comparing the pros and cons of buying a better standard zoom vs a super zoom lens. How do you know which one is right for you? Our head of testing gives her answer.
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in June 2013.
In most situations modern cameras do a great job of getting color right, but every now and again something goes wrong. In this article we explain why some color photography errors occur and how to avoid making such mistakes in the future.