When you switch your camera to Live View, the image is no longer reflected up into the viewfinder or down on to the phase-detection AF sensor. It passes straight through to the sensor, which relays the image ‘live’ to the LCD display on the back of the camera. The image on the sensor is also used to check and adjust the focus. In this tutorial we’ll explain just how your camera’s Live View autofocus works and how you can use it to ensure optimum sharpness.
As we continue our Shoot Like A Pro series on the most useful photography accessories for under £100, we look at flashguns and how taking control of lighting can be the most important thing you do as a photographer.
To activate your autofocus you simply press your shutter button down half-way. But what actually happens when you do…
Is lens flare spoiling some of your favourite photos? Stop wasting pictures and try these 3 fool-proof methods of banishing lens flare from your images when shooting wide-angle scenes.
Discover how to compose a photograph and fine tune your framing by previewing your image on your camera’s LCD screen.
Get in the holiday spirit as we show you how to take delicious pictures this Thanksgiving with these expert tips for holiday food photography.
In the final part of our Shoot Like A Pro series looking at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers we turn our attention to composition and framing.
Do you struggle with colour rendition and sharpness when shooting in low light? In this quick guide we run through some of the best camera settings for taking pictures at twilight.
Your DSLR offers a variety of autofocus points, which can be used in different ways. But which focus points should you use, and when? Our cheat sheet explains all.
When it comes to getting the best image quality from your camera, metering is one of the most crucial ingredients. In this tutorial we explain a series of camera metering techniques designed to give you the most accurate exposure possible.