Taking your first photos this Christmas: 4 ideas to shoot and how to shoot them

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If you’re new to photography or if you’ve just upgraded to a new camera – perhaps you’ve bought yourself one in the sales – and taking your first pictures with a camera that gives you more control, you’re probably feeling conflicting emotions. On one hand you’re probably itching to get shooting some of the many picture opportunities that abound at Christmas, but on the other feeling a bit daunted and unsure about what to photograph.

10 reasons your photos are blurry (and what you can do about it)

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Do you sometimes get blurred photos from your DSLR but don’t know why? The chances are it’s not the camera – it’s you! Here are the 10 most common reasons.

​Autofocus points explained: how to suit your subject and aid composition

How to use the autofocus points on your DSLR: step 3

In this tutorial we explain how to use your the autofocus points on your DSLR to suit your subject and aid your composition.

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Shooting in manual mode: when (and how) to take control of your camera

Find out how going back to basics can help you take full control of your photography as we explain everything you need to know about shooting in Manual mode.

A layman’s guide to LCD screens

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What is an LCD screen and why is it an important part of your camera? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and equipment.

In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about LCD screens and how to use them.

Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image

Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image

When framing a photograph, it’s not just the focal length that matters. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to choose the optimum angle of view for your scene, as well as explain how to choose the right lenses and the difference between angle of view vs field of view.

7 ways that photographers keep letting themselves down

Best ring flash for photographers: 5 top models tested and rated

Which of these photography mistakes are you making and what can you do about it?

Canon 5D Mark III: 5 quick tips to get more from your EOS camera

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Are you in love with your EOS camera but stuck in the same features and modes? We asked our friends at our sister title, the Canon magazine PhotoPlus, to list their best tips for getting more from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and they did not disappoint…

8 creative things you can do with any camera

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Having a basic compact camera doesn’t mean that you can’t take great photos or use advanced techniques. In their latest guest post, the team at Photoventure shares 8 things that you can do with whatever camera you’re carrying.

How to change a camera lens properly

How to change a camera lens

A major benefit of using a DSLR is that you can choose from a variety of lenses suited to particular photographic situations, but knowing how to change a camera lens safely to avoid damaging your lens or the inside of your camera is one of the first photography tips for beginners that one should learn.