At a basic level, shutter speed is used to control exposure, but it can also be used as a creative tool that freezes action or adds dramatic blur to moving subjects. In this tutorial we’ll explain some of the common mistakes you might encounter while trying to achieve the five classic shutter speed effects of freezing movement, blurring action, using blur creatively, long exposures and night photography.
Trying to focus on off-centre subjects is one of the most common ways photographers get tripped up. The centre AF point is often used for focusing, as it’s typically the most sensitive. But many photographers use this in conjunction with a camera’s focus lock button in order to shoot off-centre subjects.
Everyone has an opinion on how to shoot landscapes. But the thing is, there is a secret to producing winning landscape photography with wow factor. Follow these 8 simple steps and you’ll get a top-notch shot every time you go out.
Canon’s compact and interchangeable-lens cameras are packed with so many useful options that there’s a good chance you may overlook some of these, or potentially not even know how they benefit your picture taking. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your Canon camera.
What is depth of field in photography? Understanding how aperture, focal length and focus control sharpness is one of the first big hurdles in photography and will give you incredible confidence as a photographer.
Often we talk about the reasons why you should upgrade your camera, but rarely do we examine the reasons why you shouldn’t buy a new camera. Here is our checklist of 9 danger signs that you may not like a camera.
Has Seasonal Affective Disorder got you particularly down about your night photography and low light pictures in general? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s one of the more challenging subjects in photography. Learn how to take better photos at night with these 9 carefully selected night photography tips for beginners. Whether you want to learn… Continue reading
Your camera’s bulb mode is a powerful tool that can be used to create particularly long exposures, but it requires a slightly different approach than when shooting conventionally. Here’s what you need to know to get great results.
Although many photographers upgrade to a decent SLR to take family portraits or pictures of friends, getting great shots of people is always a challenge. The difference between amateur and professional portraits can be vast. So we’ve compiled this list of 14 of the most important portrait photography tips for any photographer, to help you improve the quality of the pictures you take.
In this post we run through some of the most effective techniques for using your external flash unit, the most useful accessories, set-ups and more. We’ve also provided a couple handy flash photography cheat sheets to help illustrate the techniques we’re talking about.