When to use high ISO settings on your camera

ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera's sensitivity

There are times when a low sensitivity setting is the best option, but the fear of creating noisy images makes some photographers avoid high ISO settings like the plague. However, they can be extremely useful and enable some fantastic quality images. To help overcome this fear we’re going to take a look at sensitivity and… Continue reading

What is color temperature: free photography cheat sheet

Understanding the color temperature scale: free photography cheat sheet

In our new infographic we’ve illustrated the color temperature scale and show you where some of the more commonly used white balance settings sit within it. We’ve also shown where some common shooting conditions, such as hazy skies and sunsets, sit within the color temperature scale and what white balance setting you might want to use to capture accurate colors in these conditions.

What is focal length in photography?

Focal Length Comparison Cheat Sheet

What is focal length, many new photographers ask? Focal length is how long a lens is, right? 
Not exactly, no. Understanding focal length is much more than just the range of numbers marked on your lens. Below we’ll answer some of the common questions photographers have about focal length, as well as compare the effects different lenses can produce.

6 uses for high ISO settings you may not know about

Benefits of high ISO: 4. Get creative with abstract artworks

Most photographers appreciate the relationship between image quality and low ISO settings, and will endeavor to stick to the lowest sensitivities possible at all times.  In his latest post, Matt Golowczynski explains some of the times when it can be to your advantage to use a high ISO setting. The most obvious advantages of raising… Continue reading