6 white balance mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

6 white balance mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

A camera’s white balance is designed to help you produce images that have colours that match those you saw at the time of the shoot. Get it wrong and your images will look flat and lifeless, or even worse have a horrible colourcast, get it right and you’re a happy bunny.

Let’s take a look at some of the mistakes that photographers make regularly with white balance.

150 photography tips for planning, composing, focusing and exposing images

150 photography tips for planning, composing, exposing and focusing images

To help you get the most from your photography time, we’ve come up with our list of the top 150 photography tips and techniques to help you get better images. You’ll find all you need to know here, from the basics of setting up your camera and planning your shoot, to how to achieve well-exposed and sharp shots with the minimum of fuss.

Digital camera effects from A-Z

Digital camera effects from A-Z

26 digital camera effects and techniques to help you get more creative with your DSLR. From abstracts to zoom bursts, there’s sure to be an in-camera effect you’ll want to try. Photoshop is great for enhancing and adding effects to your images, but nothing beats capturing it all in-camera in the first place. With that… Continue reading

How to take creative control over focus with any subject

Creative Focus: camera tips for static to spontaneous subjects

In today’s world of responsive technology, shooting successful imagery has never been easier. It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, a jostling Fleet Street photographer would have had no choice but to focus camera manually in the photo scrum, as would sports photographers. Can you imagine tracking a fast-moving tennis pro without lightning-quick… Continue reading

Digital SLR cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Digital SLR cameras explained: 10 things every new photographer must know

Digital SLR cameras are the preferred tool of most professional photographers and they’re the first choice of camera for most enthusiast camera for decades, but what is a digital SLR, how do they work and why are they so popular? Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson explains all you need to know.